DARE TO DANCE IN PUBLIC FILM FESTIVAL (D2D) IS DEDICATED TO DANCE THAT HAPPENS OUTSIDE OF STAGES AND STUDIOS, DANCE THAT IS BURSTING OUT LIKE FLOWERS FROM A CRACKED SIDEWALK.
D2D IN PUBLIC FILM FEST IS COMMITTED TO SHORT FILMS THAT EXPLORE THE INTERSECTION OF DANCE AND THE CAMERA, FILMS THAT SPREAD THE WEALTH OF DANCE AND CHALLENGE THE NOTION THAT THERE IS A PROPER TIME AND PLACE TO DANCE. DARE TO DANCE IN PUBLIC FILM FESTIVAL BEGS THE QUESTION: WHY NOT DANCE ANYWHERE AT ANYTIME?
This year's theme, PANDEMANIA, is defined as follows:
PANDEMANIA: pan.da.may.ni.uh (noun), a state of abnormally elevated arousal, affect, and energy level due to isolation, frustration, anger, and various strong emotions brought about as a direct result of the Coronavirus, as well as issues/world events e.g. systemic racism, immigration, the environment, LGBTQX & women’s rights, and other pandemics in our collective history. Pandemania frequently ensues in a heightened need for self-expression through movement.
This year's esteemed panel of judges includes:
Founder/Director: chuthis, Choreographer, Dancer: Kidd Pivot, Aszure Barton & Artists, Cirque du Soleil
E. MONCELL DURDEN
Assistant Professor of Practice USC Kaufman School of Dance, Dancer, Historian,
Ethnographer, Author, Documentarian
Executive & Artistic Director of UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance – CAP UCLA, Artist, Curator, Frequent keynote Speaker
ROSALYNDE LeBLANC LOO
Chair of Dance Program Loyola Marymount University – LMU, Choreographer,
Dancer: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane, White Oak
Choreographer/Director, Sarah Elgart/Arrogant Elbow
Founder of Dare To Dance In Public Film Festival
Six winners receive cash awards, coverage in Cultural Weekly (an online arts & culture magazine with 30,000 weekly readers internationally) & will be screened along with Honorable Mentions in
D2D's live/online festival in 2021!
Films that are planned and shot listed as well as films that are shot from the hip are accepted.
ALL FILMS MUST CREATIVELY EXPLORE THE INTERSECTION
OF DANCE & CAMERA.
Films must be between 2 min and 10 min in length.
This year, because we are in the midst of a pandemic that limits our interactions with one another and out in the world - especially in public spaces – the rules and regulations for D2D have changed. Each film can take place either in a public and/or private outdoor or indoor space, e.g.: a city street, alley, parking lot, grocery market, building or plaza, bus/train terminal, private home, deck or yard, museum, station, etc., providing it is acceptable and abides by social distancing rules in your area. In addition to exploring the interaction between dance and the camera, this year the emphasis will be on films that creatively explore the use of the site and/or place you are dancing/filming. We are seeking films that creatively, unconventionally, and safely use a select location – be it buildings, nature, furniture, rocks, rooms in houses and other urban sites etc. – creatively, unconventionally, and safely.
D2D participants are urged to stay safe while filming
and adhere to social distancing rules applicable in their areas.
Deadline for Submissions:
DECEMBER 11th, 2020 @ 11:59pm PST
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4. Submit receipt of submission to email@example.com for fee reimbursement
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