Steven Briand

4 minutes
Short Films
Choreography, Travel & entertainment
What if we could escape our daily routine for a moment ? A step, just one, that could move us miles away from here, in a second; a flash step. A Shunpo.

In Shunpo, the director has found an exciting way to marry his unique brand of visual camera trickery with his passion for modern dance choreography. In the film we see a bewildered, excited woman smashing through different environments: moving seamlessly from her stuffy office, to a Parisian rooftop and finally to the serenity of the Turkish salt flats. It is dance that allows her to steady herself, but it is the power of editing that sends her flying between these impossibly varied locations. The film is a tantalising, mesmerising test of the boundary between cinema and dance.

Main cast : Juliette Nicolotto
Festivals :

Prix du Public - Nos yeux grands ouverts 2013 / Paris, France, March 21st, 2013

First Prize European Video Art - Young Director Award 2013 / Cannes, France, June 20th, 2013

Top Prize Most Surprising Adventure Film – / France, August 7th, 2013

Best Contemporary Experimental Short - Sapporo International Short Film Festival and Market 2013 / Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, September 11th, 2013

Best Short Experimental Film Award - Adana Golden Boll International Film Festival 2013 / Adana, Turkey, September 18th, 2013

(more festivals at the end of this page)


Steven Briand Short Films Shunpo
Steven Briand Shunpo Short Films


ButchAdam Butcher
DavisShane Kippel
AngelMateo Morales
MaxSlim Twig
BanksTaylor Poulin
FrankDewshane Williams
GoodyearLawrence Bayne
SandsTrent Mcmullen
LoonyJeff Mcenery
EckersleyBryan Murphy
HarrelMichael Morang
MeakinWilliam Christopher
EllisClayton Joseph
KurukAlexander Conti
SalMichael Jr. States
GahegeArnold Pinnock
GreavesTim Turnell
Miss BiggsLynne Adams
producerNathalie Lapicorey
producerZeynep Gizem De Loecker


L’inconnu Festival 2013 / Paris, France, April 15th, 2013 Festival Côté Court 2013 / Pantin, France, May 22nd, 2013 Video Art Award - Back Up Festival 2013 / Weimar, Germany, May 24th, 2013 Sacramento French Film Festival 2013 / Sacramento, USA, June 21st, 2013 Off Courts Trouville 2013 / Trouville, France, September 6th, 2013 LA Shorts Fest 2013 / Los Angeles, USA, September 9th, 2013 Nu! Blekinge Dansfestival 2013 / Karlsrkona, Sweden, September 16th, 2013 SESIFF Canon Docu/Experiment Award - Seoul International Extreme Short Image & Film Festival 2013 / Seoul, South Korea, September 26th, 2013 Internacional Selection FIVU 2013 / Montevideo, Uruguay, October 5th, 2013 Festival du court métrage de Limoges 2013 / Limoges, France, October 12th, 2013 Oklahoma Dance Film Festival 2013 / Oklahoma, USA, October 12th, 2013 Un Festival c’est trop court 2013 / Nice, France, October 15th, 2013 Festival Internacional de Jóvenes Realizadores 2013 / Granada, Spain, October 21st, 2013 Invideo 2013 / Milan, Italy, October 30th, 2013 Paris Courts Devant 2013 / Paris, France, November 5th, 2013 Alter-Native 21 International Short Film Festival 2013 / Tirgu-Mures, Romania, November 6th, 2013 Images en vues 2013 / Îles-de-le-Madeleine, Québec, Canada, November 6th, 2013 Interfilm International Short Film Festival 2013 / Berlin, Germany, November 12th, 2013 Official Selection Cucalorus Film Festival 2013 / Wilmington, North Carolina, USA, November 13th, 2013 Cinedans Dance on Screen 2014 / Amsterdam, Netherlands, March 12th, 2014 Festival International du Film d’Aubagne 2014 / Aubagne, France, March 20th, 2014 Loikka Dance Film Festival 2014 / Helsinki, Finland, April 3rd, 2014 Mediawave 2014 / Komarom, Hungary, April 29th, 2014 Sao Carlos Videodance Festival 2014 / Brazil, July 17th, 2014 Topanga Film Festival 2014 / Topanga, USA, July 17th, 2014