Attention Dancers, Choreographers, & Filmmakers!
Cultural Weekly and ScreenDance Diaries are very excited to announce the launch of Dare to Dance in Public Film Festival 2017! Following the success of our first year in which we had submissions from all over the world, Round Two of D2D comes to you with a renewed sense of passion for exploring the intersections of dance and film, and an amazing panel of world-renowned judges.
Dare to Dance in Public Film Festival is about bursting off the stage to create dance in public spaces and filming it to share. Whether it’s in a bus terminal, train station, grocery store, street corner or airport… get ready to go out, do it in public, film it, and share it. Do your part to democratize dance. Whether its random, intentional, or accidental… whether you happen upon it, ponder it deeply and carefully, or create it spontaneously, ScreenDance Diaries and Cultural Weekly invite you to find or create dance in public, capture it on camera, and submit it.
Dare to Dance in Public Film Festival is accepting submissions through October 31, 2017 but don’t wait…. Start stirring up those creative juices now! And the sooner you submit, the longer you have to promote your work for Audience Choice Award. Along with yours truly, this year’s panel of judges include an amazing array of experts from the worlds of dance and film: Casey Brooks (director of commercials & dance films), d. Sabela grimes (Rockefeller Artist, choreographer, composer, and educator), Julie McDonald (Agent, Founder McDonald Selznick Associates), Vincent Paterson (Award winning choreographer & director), and Desmond Richardson (Tony nominated dancer & educator). You will want to get your work in front of these eyes! Stand by for more about the judges coming soon.
- Each dance film must take place in a public space (e.g. city street, parking lot, alley, public building, beach, bus or train terminal, museum, station, etc. however not inside a studio, on a stage, or in a private building or house). Please note that the visible presence of passersby/members of the public at large is preferred but not mandatory.
- There are 3 submission categories for films:
- Polished: Films in which filmmakers intentionally create and/or pre-conceptualize the choreography and filmic approach in response to a public site or space, keeping the space, and/or its usage in mind.
- Raw: Films in which filmmakers capture a dancer or dance event that is happening within a public space in a more spontaneous and/or random way.
- Student: Films in either category submitted by a student 17 years and older. When submitting, please note the category in which you are requesting consideration. If you do not note judges will assign the film a category.
In case you need some visual inspiration, check out one of last year’s winning films for Best Use of Location: “What’s the Rush” by Jacob Jonas.
Remember, “All the world’s a stage” so… We dare you to dance in public!