DFA Digest: June 20

Dance Film Association  

June 20, 2012

Make a Move! Take action and support Dance Films Association

DFA is celebrating the end of a wonderfully successful fiscal year 2012. Over the past 11 months, DFA has made many accomplishments with your help. Make a Move and continue to support the programming featured in this Digest.

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Films That Move

Films That Move at The World Financial Center

Media Wall July 2- July 31, 2012 World Financial Center Winter Garden Media Wall 220 Vesey Street New York, NY 10281 FREE  CultureStream and Dance Films Association showcase a broad range of independently made dance narratives, documentaries, and experimental films– a celebration of the immediacy, energy, and mystery of dance. CultureStream projects on the The Big TV in the Winter Garden are curated by THE OFFICE performing arts + film. See our website for the full lineup. VRTTIFeaturing films in the following themes: Color, Water, Space, Play Monday through Friday Schedule: Mondays at 4pm – Color Tuesdays at 4pm – Space Wednesdays at 4pm – Water Thursdays at 4pm – Play Fridays at 4pm – Color, Space, Water, Play

Dance Film Lab

“Remix my Film”- A Session with A Professional Editor Taught by Jeff Marcello

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June 27, 2012  7:30pm-10:00pm Dance New Amsterdam, Studio 6 280 Broadway (entrance on 35 Chambers) $10 for DFA or DNA Members; $25 for Non-Members RSVP to brighid@dancefilms.org with Dance Film Lab in the subject line to reserve your place.
An opportunity to observe Jeff Marcello edit a dance film in real time, sharing his process and talking attendees step-by-step through every editing decision, from selecting takes, sequencing shots, to creating a dynamic visual rhythm and a cohesive arc. During this editing session, attendees will become familiar with basic film grammar, see tactics to tell a story/convey an idea visually, and see editing concepts implemented in real-time. Jeff Marcello Jeff Marcello is a film and video editor and post-supervisor. Recent feature film credits include: Planet B-Boy (editor/post supervisor), the spectacular dance documentary that follows the evolution of breakdancing throughout the world. Jeff has also edited many television shows and commercials for MTV, Discovery Channel, TLC, Travel Channel, Style Network, Spike TV, Cooking Channel and Nickelodeon. Jeff owns and operates a boutique post-production facility in New York, Last Frame of Action and is also a respected post-production consultant and speaker.

Post-Production Grant

Approaching Deadline: July 1st, 2012


  • Applicant must be a member of Dance Films Association.
  • Only films that have completed shooting and are in post-production will be considered.
  • You may not apply if you’ve received a Post-Production Grant previously.
  • Applicants will be required to submit a link to a cut of the proposed project that is five minutes or under in length that expresses the project’s intent, scope, and aesthetic to the best of your ability at this stage. This sample may not necessarily be the first five minutes of the film.
Please contact Brighid Greene- brighid@dancefilms.org for access to the application.


Physical TV Company in New York- TONIGHT! 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 6:00pm-8:00pm Gibney Dance Center 890 Broadway, 5th Floor, Studio 6 New York, NY 10010 Physical TV’s Artistic Directors, Richard James Allen and Karen Pearlman, think of their work as ‘stories told by the body’ and they will weave a story of transformation for Wednesday night’s participants and audience by screening excerpts from their award-winning body of work and speaking candidly about process and ideas over the years of their creative partnership. A screening of additional dance films from DFA Member’s will take place including: Desert People Director: Sarah Dahnke Desert People is a film about a woman on a solo journey, isolated from civilization, crossing the desert barefoot. (work in progress) THROB (working title) Director and Choreographer: Jody Oberfelder, Cinematography and Editing by: Jason Bahling THROB is inspired by heroics of the heart. The film will also be part of an interactive live art installation. (work in progress)

Dance Camera West

June 28-30, 2012 at LACMA and Hammer Museum

DFA and Dance Camera West partner to present: We ThreeWe Three Winner of Capturing Motion: NYC DFA’s High School Student Film Competition   Dance Media Festival: Long Shorts Program June 29, 2012 2:00pm-4:00pm Bing Theater Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 FREE, no reservations  Continuing the festival into its second day, LACMA is screening: Pro Motion Youth Screenings (2 shorts), Black Train is Coming by John T. Williams, Contact by Mitchell Rose, Labyrinth Within by Pontus Lidberg, The 818 Session by Jessica Koslow, Ora by Philippe Baylaucq/José Navas, and Fanfare For Marching Band by Daniele Wilmouth/Peter Carpenter.  


AFI/ Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival

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Screening dance film Trash Dance

Saturday, June 23, 2012 3:45 p.m. Round House Theatre Sunday, June 24, 2012 1:30 p.m. Silver Theatre, T3 A trash collector pulls to the side of the road, picks up a can and dumps its contents into the back of his truck as thousands watch, captivated. TRASH DANCE documents the creation of a beautiful dance piece inspired by the work of often unnoticed public servants – sanitation workers. Audiences will fall in love with the characters of this film, and cheer them on as they give the performance of their lives. Click here to attend!
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