d2d round 4: PAndemania

SUBMISSIONS FOR D2D: Round 4 - PANDEMANIA are NOW OPEN!

Please see rules & regulations below.

Our definition of PANDEMANIA is:

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.

We are urging D2D participants to stay safe while filming and adhere to social distancing rules applicable in their areas. 

Because dance is a universal language and so much of our communication is non-verbal,

what better platform for all of the above?

 

THIS YEAR'S JUDGES:

PETER CHU
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

 

KRISTY EDMUNDS
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

SARAH ELGART

Choreographer/Director, Sarah Elgart/Arrogant Elbow

Founder of Dare To Dance In Public Film Festival

RULES & REGULATIONS

 

ALWAYS ABIDE BY PUBLIC SAFETY RULES IN YOUR AREA.

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.

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.

– Length: Each submission must be a minimum of 2 minutes and not exceed 6 minutes 30 seconds in length.

– Both POLISHED & RAW films are accepted: POLISHED: e.g. films in which filmmakers intentionally create and/or pre-conceptualize the choreography & filmic approach) and/or RAW, e.g. films in which filmmakers capture a dancer(s) or an event that appears to be happening in a spontaneous and/or unplanned fashion (e.g. found dance).

ALL FILMS, BE THEY RAW &/OR POLISHED, MUST HAVE AN INTEGRITY OF FORM & MOVEMENT, AS WELL AS PURSUE A SPECIFIC RELATIONSHIP OF MOVEMENT/DANCE TO CAMERA.

– Submitting filmmakers must provide a brief synopsis of their film, including where it was created/filmed.

– Each film must include the hashtags: #DareToDance #D2D #ScreenDanceDiaries #NextEcho


Winning films must be shareable on Vimeo &/or Youtube

– We ask each Filmmaker to follow us on Instagram (if applicable): @dare2danceinpublic @arrogantelbow @zoe.rappaport

DEADLINE FOR FINAL SUBMISSIONS IS 11:59 PM PST ON DECEMBER 15, 2020.

Submission/processing fee is $25 per entry*.

*Multiple entries by a single filmmaker are welcome, each entry requires a separate submission fee.

All submissions must be made through FilmFreeway using this link:

Submissions will be judged based to a greater or lesser degree (depending on the submission category) on the quality of the overall film, its editing, choreography, concept, originality, use of space, and interface of the dance with camera. 

Winning Films received cash awards, coverage in CULTURAL WEEKLY,
and will be screened live at our film festival in 2021.

Awards (*Minimum $100 per category, exact amount TBA)

Best Interface of Dance & Camera

Best Original Choreography

Best Use of Location

Best Editing

Most Daring Film

 

This year our live screening will take place at ZEBULON on

Saturday February 6th, 2021 at 7:30pm in Los Angeles, CA.

Check back for more details soon.

 

We can’t wait to see what everyone submits!
 

Meanwhile, take a look at our Round 3: winner, Tadhi Alawi’s one-minute
#SIXFOOTDISTANCEDANCE
that was featured in a special on the BBC!