For the second consecutive year, the festival will partner with the South Carolina Philharmonic for Cinemovements, a program that pairs commissioned film with compositions. This year, a quartet, directed by Morihiko Nakahara, the Phil’s music director, will play compositions by Mary Lee Taylor Kinosian, the orchestra’s concertmaster. Four compositions will be paired with short films by filmmakers Roger Beebe, Steve Daniels, David Montgomery and Gideon C. Kennedy and Marcus Rosentrater.
Cinemovements received a $5,000 grant from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization that hands out Oscars. 8 p.m. Monday at The Hall at Senate’s End, 320 Senate St.; $10 for standing and $20 seated
The Spork in Hand Puppet Slam at Indie Grits, presented by Belle et Bete, will feature puppeteers from the Southeast presenting productions that are artistically and thematically adventurous. This slam is for grownups. Puppeteers include: Madison J. Cripps, Valerie Meiss, Beau Brown, Lyon Hill, Kimi Maeda and Paul Kaufmann. Those Lavender Whales, an indie-pop band, will accompany the work of local puppeteers Hill and Maeda. Showtimes: 7 and 9:30 p.m. at the Nick; $10