"Fight or Flight" by Jody Geijsendorpher
"Best Dance Video", "Best Short Film", "Best Young Director" - Jody Geijsendorpher, "Best Director Debut", "Best Cinematography", "Best Editing", "Best Scenography"
MMA-Fighter number 362 is just steps away from the ring, when his social anxiety disorder takes over. The society he lives in is divided in rankings, the higher the ranking, the more freedom you have as a civilian. In order to climb up in ranking, 362 has to win a personalized trial; a streetfight. During his path to the ring his perception of the reality starts to twist, panic attacks increase and his inner demons project into the real world. He is captivated by his own reality, his own blurry mind and it seems like the world that he lives in, is turning against him. The only way 362 knows how to deal with his fears is to either fight or flight but this only takes him further away from winning the game. After trying to escape multiple times, his anger and despair take over which brings him to the point of madness. Whilst being in the middle of his anxiety, the audience tells a visual story through hiphop dance to confront him and make sure he can not run away. He stands across his biggest fear, who is manipulative, a bully, a fighter, a demon and only wants to bring 362 down. Neither fighting or flighting will get him to win the fight. In order to win and go up in ranking in the hierarchy of his society he has to stay calm, overcome his anxiety and let go of the insane.