Submissions are now open for Capturing Motion NYC, Dance Films Association’s annual workshop series and dance film competition for students!
High school students from any of NYC’s five boroughs may submit dance films between now and January 15, 2017. Finalists and the winning film will screen at the 45th Annual Dance on Camera Festival (February 3 ‒ 7,2017) co-presented by Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. In addition, DFA will partner with Choreoscope International Dance Film Festival in Barcelona, Spain to present the Capturing Motion NYC winning film.
Films should be between 1-5 minutes in length and feature dance as the main component. We accept dance films of all genres that address the relationship between dance and the camera. Any subject may serve as inspiration: social or street dance, dance in religious settings, professional dance, or non-dance images filmed so that they evoke dance, choreography, and movement in imaginative ways.
Learn more on our website: http://bit.ly/CapMot
Submit through the application form here: http://bit.ly/CMNYC2017
Dance Films Association also works with high schools, after school programs, and arts organizations to program dance film workshops, master classes, lectures, and screenings led by industry professionals. In past years, we’ve collaborated with The Beacon School, Brownsville Academy High School, and Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, and with organizations such as Dancewave, the New Museum, and Abrons Arts Center. See examples of past programs here or email info (at) dancefilms (dot) org to ask questions or schedule a Capturing Motion NYC program at your school or organization!
Still from THIS TOWN, 2016 Capturing Motion NYC Winning Film by Alexus Getzelmen, Tillie Simon, and Isabelle Sturges