Dance Camera West Celebrates 10th Anniversary Festival
Dance Camera West’s (DCW) 10th anniversary “Dance Media Film Festival” is being held from Thursday, June 16 to 19 throughout Los Angeles.
Mike Figgis' “The Co(te)lette Film” will be screened during the festival. (photo courtesy of DCW)
The festival will include films, debate, networking, parties, and many opportunities to meet dance media artists, choreographers, filmmakers, distributors, producers and broadcasters. The festival, which is free to the public, opens on Thursday, June 16 at the Getty Center with screenings of nine short dance films from around the world.
For a closer look at transmedia storytelling, DCW presents a conference at UCLA on Friday, June 17 titled “Dance Media: An Active Spectrum.” An outdoor screening of nine short films follows the presentation.
“A Weekend at the Hammer” begins Saturday, June 18, featuring award-winning documentaries, global screendance shorts, and a talk by Oscar-nominated director Mike Figgis prior to the U.S. premiere of his “The Co(te)lette Film”. A post-screening question and answer session and members’ reception with Figgis follows the screening.
The festival concludes June 19, with a visual spotlight on iconic figures in dance and extraordinary performers who have dedicated their lives to the craft.
“The hybrid screendance medium is diverse, encompassing a broad range of cinematographic styles, formats, and subject matter traversing global perspectives,” said Lynette Kessler, founding director of Dance Camera West. “Audiences, whether or not they are dancers, will be treated to transformative visual experiences that merge performance and cinematic aesthetics.” For a complete schedule of events, visit www.dancecamerawest.org.