D2D Round 5: Pandemania... again!
Still from Charissa Kroeger & Eric Schlo's "Smokestack Lightning" D2D Round 4 Award-Winning Film
In the face of the new Coronavirus variants, and because we are still not out of the woods – D2D: Round 5 invites dance film makers to continue to dance and film safely in accordance with the guidelines of wherever you are in the world. While D2D is founded on the concept of taking dance into the public realm, at this moment the safety and well-being of our dance filmmaking community is our main priority.
We invite you to submit your dance films that are created in public and alternative spaces & places including your homes, or wherever you can FILM SAFELY. We welcome dance films that continue to explore the theme PANDEMANIA! and/or any other any other prescient & moving subjects, ideas, stories, places, spaces that you desire as long as you can do so safely for all concerned. Pandemania is a made up word which we define 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.
DARE TO DANCE IN PUBLIC FILM FESTIVAL
is singular in the world of dance film festivals as it is a platform presenting a range of films from first time filmmakers to seasoned professionals. Every year for our judging panel we recruit renowned creatives from the worlds of dance, film, theater and beyond.
THIS YEAR's juDGES:
Award-Winning Director & Filmmaker Extraordinaire
The Go-To Creative Movement Director for the world's most progressive brands
HBO Legendary’s Omari WILES
(Founder of the House of Nina Oricci & Les Ballet Afrik)
& Former Muse of La La La Human Steps
*Minimum $100 per category, exact amount TBA
Best Interface of Dance & Camera
Best Original Choreography
Best Use of Location
Most Daring Film
- Length: Each submission must be a minimum of 2 minutes and not exceed 10 minutes in length.
- Both POLISHED: i.e. films in which filmmakers intentionally create and/or pre-conceptualize the choreography & filmic approach in response to a public site or space and its usage, architecture, scale, etc. or RAW, i.e. 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), are accepted.
ALL FILMS, RAW &/OR POLISHED, MUST PURSUE AN INTEGRITY
OF FORM, MOVEMENT, AND RELATIONSHIP OF MOVEMENT/DANCE TO CAMERA.
Submitting filmmakers must provide a brief synopsis of their film, including where it was created/filmed.
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 submission is 11:59 pm Pacific Time on May 31, 2022.
Submission/processing fee is $30 per entry.*
Multiple entries by a single filmmaker are welcome, each entry requires a separate fee.
All submissions must be made through FilmFreeway.
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.