Submissions for our 2018 Utah Dance Film Festival open on September 1, 2017.
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2017 Utah Dance Film Festival
JOIN US for the 4th Annual Utah Dance Film Festival!
The fourth annual Utah Dance Film Festival will be held at SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem, Utah on February 24-25, 2017. This two-day event will screen over 50 films from seven different countries and give attendees the opportunity to participate in dance and film workshops, sponsored by The Utah Film Commission.
The weekend will culminate with the Awards Showcase, featuring the winning films from the festival. Also, audiences will enjoy live performances from SALT Contemporary Dance Company, Jen Pendleton’s Falling State performing group, Hip Hop group, Millennium The Company SLC, under the direction of Kylie Bronk and Utah County’s Wasatch Contemporary Dance Company.
2017 UTAH DANCE FILM FESTIVAL WORKSHOP SERIES
Jay Carlon, a dance-based multimedia visual artist from Los Angeles, CA, will be the Keynote presenter and teacher. He will be presenting his site-specific digital series of dance film selfies and teaching a workshop to guide other artists to create their own works using smartphone technology.
Karen Jensen and her BYU creative team, Shayla Bott, Scott Cook and Sara Coray, will present, From Staged Work to Screendance: The Processes and Experiences of a Group Film Collaboration. This presentation will document the collaborative processes of transforming a staged contemporary ballet to a screendance. Topics to be discussed include developing a concept and storyboard, costuming, location scouting, filming, editing and music composition. The collaborators will discuss the successes and challenges in creating the film.
Award winning filmmaker Skyler Sorenson and dance educator Katie Bruce will lead a symposium called Movement Through a Lens which configures production skills for screen dances.
Dancers from SALT Contemporary Dance will be presenting a contact improvisation dance workshop for both participation and observation.
Jen Pendleton, will present a contemporary movement class for both participation and observation.
The 2017 Utah Dance Film Festival Official Selection List
Three on Four by Marty Buhler
Rise Above by Amber Johansen
Catalyst by Amber Liberté
KAPITAL by Tanja London
VIRGA: Study for Dancing Clouds by Joshua Baird
Canyon of Motion by Joshua Baird
Once Upon Another Time by Melissa Lee
POLAR by Monica Remes
Into The Dark by Bryn Cohn
In the Shadow by Ferolyn Angell
What Stays by Caitlin Shill
Swimminghole by Sarah Friedland
Summer Friend: A Ballet Film by Adam Stone
Bhairavi Sky by Nadine Helstroffer
Songs of the Underworld by Nicola Hepp
If You Leave by Ming-Bo Lam
Sparks by Nicole Manoo
Freedom Girl by Celesta Rimington
4ElEmEnts by Marta Arjona Blasco
NIGRA by Marta Arjona Blasco
It Goes Without Saying by Susan Mann
Jilava by John Williams
an intimate dance: journeys through movement and touch by Sanford Lewis
BEAUTIFUL by Fernando Lara
Bound by Monica Thomas
I’m Here I’m There by Jessica Heaton
Indelible Memory of Her by Amanda Kapp
Caminatore by Angela Challis
Triumvirate by Monica Campbell
What Stays by Caitlin Shill
Cocooned by Yujie Chen
Light Years by Yujie Chen
Ground by Melissa Sanderson
Memories of Angels by Caroline Prohosky
So Called Laws of Nature by Scott Cook and Sara Coray
Kick Ball Change by Valeria SAGAACHEVA
ALL ABOUT YOU by ALLISON BEDA
30-LOVE by ALLISON BEDA
After by Skyler Sorenson
Catepetl by SLoP
To Inform, To Inspire by Shay Lynn
Et Ergo by Daxson Hale
Business as Usual by Utah COPA
The Case by Utah COPA
Like a tree by Elise Beers
Falling On Love by Elise Beers
SETTLE by Elise Beers
Happy Dance by Elise Beers
Hatch by Sara Marie Coray
Through a Glass Darkly by Scott Cook
2017 Submissions are now CLOSED
UTAH DANCE FILM FESTIVAL FILM SUBMISSION INFORMATION
$50 per entry / $35 student rate, submitted by December 15, 2016
+ $10 late fee per entry, accepted through December 24, 2016
1- Films of any genre, style, length will be considered for acceptance
2- Films MUST BE appropriate for all ages, as we are a community-centered Festival (slight changes may be requested upon acceptance according to the UDFF organization’s digression. Filmmaker may choose whether or not to make adjustments to be accepted).
3- Filmmaker must fairly choose between Professional or Pre-Professional categories for adjudication
4- Provide viewing link and password for your film through application
5- Provide 1-2 screenshots for your film through application
6- Provide as much information for your film as possible through application
1- Admission to all UDFF workshop, screening, and networking events during the 2017 Festival
2- “Official UDFF Selection” laurel for film promotion
3- Eligibility for filmmaker awards (some cash and some noncash)
4- Participation in Filmmaker/Cast/Crew Q&A sessions during Festival
5- Networking opportunities in the dance and film industries
-January 10, 2017 – Official Selection List posted/emails sent for accepted and declined films + Filmmaker packet sent
-January 15, 2017 – Filmmaker Packet return deadline– final film formats due
-February 24, 2017 – Filmmaker Check-in
-February 24-25, 2017 – 2017 UDFF event in Orem, Utah
-February 25, 2017 – Awards Showcase
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