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“Sussex By-The-Sea”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film By Dan Parkes (2021)

‘Sussex By-The-Sea’ is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Rudyard Kipling Directed By Dan Parkes.

“Sussex by-the-Sea” is a 4K drone film is based on the words of the famous author and Sussex resident Rudyard Kipling’s 1902 poem “Sussex” and explores the East Sussex coastline between Roedean and Beachy Head.

Kipling, author of the “Jungle Book,” first lived in the village of Rottingdean and in 1902 bought 17th-century house “Batemans” in Burwash, East Sussex, where he lived until he died. His poem explored his love of the area, such as the wonders of the coastline and specific landmarks including the Longman of Wilmington and Beachy Head. Locations seen in the film include Roedean, Ovingdean, Rottingdean, Saltdean, Telscombe Cliffs, Peacehaven, Newhaven, Piddinghoe, Tide Mills, Seaford, Seven Sisters and Beachy Head, as well as landmarks such as the Meridian Monument, Litlington White Horse, The Long Man of Wilmington as well as the Newhaven Ferry.

“Sussex” (1902) Poem written by Rudyard Kipling
Narrated by Howard Ellison (howardellison.net/)
Filmed and edited by Dan Parkes (danthecameraman.co.uk/)
Music track: “Carried by the Wind” (licensed)
Music composed by Florian Seraul (tiny-music.com/)

NELLA MIA CITTÀ – IN MY CITY: A Cinematic Poem Short Film By Milton Kam (2021)

“NELLA MIA CITTÀ” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed Featuring Poem by Anna Toscano Directed by Milton Kam.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Milton Kam

Music by: Federico Toffano (cello), Liesl Odenweller (soprano), and Ivano Zanenghi (lute).

NELLA MIA CITTÀ (In my city) is my visual ode to Venice. The film observes the lagoon city and its residents during the relative scarcity of tourists in its streets. From the lustre of its famous spots to the anonymity of its quiet alleys, Venice feels as if ‘the future did not come,’ to borrow a line from the poem, which the film is based on.

Nella mia città is written by Anna Toscano and was taken from her book Doso la polvere, Milan, La Vita Felice, 2012

IN MY CITY (NELLA MIA CITTÀ) by Anna Toscano

The future does not exist
the future does not come
in my city:
however long my step is
however much you have the favor of the wind
the number 2 does not go more than 22 km per hour.
How to get beyond the past
how not to look back
(at this speed)
with your neck always at three quarters:
time stops in piazzale Roma
so we live entangled
in the stories of peoples.
We stand, happy,
in a rearview mirror.

“New York, still”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Bram VanderMark (2020)

“New York, still” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Bram VanderMark.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Bram VanderMark

Sound Design/Mix: Christian Stropko
Grade: Jacob McKee
Voice Over: Phyllis Lampkin
Script: Elizabeth Moore
Special Thanks: Austin Prahl

A meditation on the beauty that has emerged and remained in New York, when many thought the city’s spirit had all but disappeared.

New York, still
listening to the
hushed softness
of the morning

Not quite noiseless, but
echoing with the elements
of what used to be

Still moving,
and a little unsure
how to breathe
without stopping
to catch our breaths

Still nothing
without the beating hearts
that call this
motley metropolis
molded into neighborhoods
of concrete and iron
home

Still healing,
and becoming gentle
Embracing that we are soft
and made of skin
with velvet
in every breath

Still singing,
the collective shout of
“We’re still here!”
Calling
to the listeners,
the lingerers,
the laborers,
the lonely lovers
who have no choice
but to stay
and to witness
how loneliness keeps us
alive

After the listening,
and the moving,
and the nothing,
and the healing,
and the singing,

New York, still

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“THE HUNT”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Florence By Tommaso Fontanella (2020)

“THE HUNT” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film on the Calcio Storico In Florence By Tommaso Fontanella.

Director/Writer: Tommaso Fontanella

The Hunt Cinematic Poem Short Film on the Calcio Storico in Florence by Tommaso Fontanella 2020

Producer: Oliver Gallini
Filmmaker: Logan Armstrong, Chris Shepherd

Once a year Firenze turns into a battleground. Four neighborhoods, artisans, craftsmen, bus drivers, butchers and tailors turn into warriors fighting for the “hunt”. Once it’s all over everyone comes back together united as one city.

This is the story of Calcio Storico, a tradition that goes back 500 years.

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“I Know My Soul”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Douglas Ratzlaff Bernardt (2020)

“I Know My Soul” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poem by Claude McKay  Directed By Douglas Ratzlaff Bernardt.

Director: Douglas Bernardt

Director of Photography: Adolpho Veloso
Editor: Victor Cohen
Colorist: Bleach Films / Sergio Pasqualino

Produced by Stink Films Shanghai
Shot in Bangkok, Thailand.

“I Know My Soul” by Claude McKay (1889 – 1948)

I plucked my soul out of its secret place,
And held it to the mirror of my eye,
To see it like a star against the sky,
A twitching body quivering in space,
A spark of passion shining on my face.
And I explored it to determine why
This awful key to my infinity
Conspires to rob me of sweet joy and grace.
And if the sign may not be fully read,
If I can comprehend but not control,
I need not gloom my days with futile dread,
Because I see a part and not the whole.
Contemplating the strange, I’m comforted
By this narcotic thought: I know my soul.

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“NIÑO – Corse Roadtrip”: A Cinematic Poem Travel Short Film Directed By Sebastian Linda (2020)

“NIÑO – Corse Roadtrip” is Cinematic Poems Travel Short Film In Italy Featuring Poem by Kahlil Gibran Directed by Sebastian Linda.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Sebastian Linda

Original Music by: Sebastian Linda (Spotify)

Here is the new music and film from our Roadtrip to the beautiful island of corse.

On the way we listened together as a family to the poetry from Kali Gibran and the Poem “On Children” really stuck with us, while watching the beauty of Corse unfolding in front of our eyes.

I wrote the song about a year ago and recorded it, but I needed more time to understand my inner thoughts to create the combination of reality and fantasy children have.

Maybe some childhood dreams awake from your side. It’s important to create a great life for your children, but don’t forget. Your children, are not your children.

“On Children” by Kahlil Gibran (1883 – 1931)

And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, Speak to us of Children.
And he said:
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.

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“FØROYAR”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In The Faroe Islands Directed By Stéphane Ridard (2020)

“FØROYAR” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film In The Faroe Islands Directed By Stéphane Ridard.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Stéphane Ridard

FØROYAR Cinematic Poem Short Film In The Faroe Islands Directed By Stéphane Ridard. (2020)

Voice : Liah O’Prey
Text : Martin Laugery
Music : Tiernan Piroué
Sound Mix : Noise Ark
Editing & Color Grading : Stéphane Ridard
With Rose Brasselet

“Are we still sleeping or have we woken up ?”

Shot in the Faroe Islands, « Føroyar » is a reflective journey exploring the human sense of wonder when traveling.

FØROYAR Cinematic Poem Short Film In The Faroe Islands Directed By Stéphane Ridard. (2020)

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“Eko Ile” (City Odes): A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Lagos, Nigeria By Sheldon Chau (2020)

Directed, shot, edited by // Sheldon Chau

Produced by // Ella Utomi, Jide Adewale
Poem by // Ntongha Ekot
Starring, voiceover by // Jide Adewale
Music composed by // John Corlis

“EKO ILE” (CITY ODES) A CINEMATIC POEM SHORT FILM IN LAGOS, NIGERIA BY SHELDON CHAU (2020)

“Eko ile”

A man straddles a love-hate relationship with Lagos in which he attempts to not only grasp both the intensity and comfort that the city has to offer, but also to embrace it as his home.

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The City Odes Project is a passion project in which I collaborate with my composer, a poet and an actor to create a humanist, emotional, and visual story amidst the backdrop of a specific city. “Eko ile” is the second entry into this series and takes place in one of the most intense, vibrant, and overwhelming places I have ever been – Lagos, Nigeria.

The title “Eko ile” translates to “Lagos is home” in Yoruba, one of the primary languages in the country. For this piece, I wanted to capture the city in the language I encountered most when I was there – Pidgin English (which is sort of a local slang) as well as plain English, both of which my lead actor Jide Adewale (who also happens to be one of the producers) speaks as he narrates the poem. I wanted to create a character who personifies the feeling of living in Lagos in which the hustle is as real as it gets and the frenetic pace is nonstop. Lagos truly is one of a kind.

The final result here features the work of Ntongha Ekot – a Nigerian poet – who eloquently captures these push-and-pull feelings through her words, and my frequent collaborator John Corlis – an LA-based musician and composer – who complements the poetry with his emotional piano piece “Into the Atmosphere” from his latest album of the same title. My incredible producers Jide and Ella Utomi made it all happen by finding the locations, security and logistics; they took care of me during my memorable time there.

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“Orogonia”: A Cinematic Poem Short Travel Film By Enrique Pacheco (2019)

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Enrique Pacheco

Script: Iva Tasic
Music: Peter Nanasi
Narration: Graham Tracey

A philosophical journey passing through the stunning scenery of boundless European highlands, and leading to the heart of the deepest yearning of humankind.

Nature is a fact,
An omnipresent certainty,
An all-embracing truth.
Since time began,
Man has perceived Nature
As his greatest adversary.

Orogonia Cinematic Poem Short Travel Film by Enrique Pacheco 2019 Poster

Official selection in the following festivals: Maine Outdoor Film Festival, International Festival of Outdoor Films, Premio Leggimontagna – Cortomontagna, Nuovi Mondi Mountain Film Festival, Festival Gollut. Won 2nd prize in Short Documentary category at Finisterra Arrabida Film Festival.

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“Holika”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film In India By Kevin Clerc (2020)

Filmed, Sound Design, Voiceover Script and Directed by: Kevin Clerc

Voiceover Artist | Arvind Mehra
Music: “What Happened to You” by The Cage

Holika Cinematic Poems Timelapse Short Film by Kevin Clerc Face du Monde January 2020

The Holi festival, also known as the Hindu Celebration of colors, is celebrated every year by millions of persons by throwing pigments of colors on people’s faces.

Originally the Holi festival celebrated the fertility of the land, today the participants rejoice for the abundant crops and the defeat of evil.

Holika was a demoness in Hindu Vedic scriptures, who was burnt to death with the help of God Vishnu. The story of Holika Dahan (Holika’s death) signifies the triumph of good over evil. Holika is associated with the annual bonfire on the night before Holi.

Holika Cinematic Poems Timelapse Short Film by Kevin Clerc Face du Monde January 2020

 

Last March, I had the opportunity to go to India and participate at the Holi Festival in Varanasi. Taking part of this holy celebration and being able to film it was in my bucket list.

Located on the left bank of the Gange river, the city of Varanasi is considered one of the oldest inhabited city in the world and probably one of the holiest cities of India.

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