Submissions are now open for Capturing Motion NYC, Dance Films Association’s annual workshop series and dance film competition for students!
High school students from any of NYC’s five boroughs may submit dance films between 1-5 minutes in length. Our call for submissions will be open until January 15, 2017. Finalists and the winning film will screen at the 45th Annual Dance on Camera Festival (February 3 ‒ 7,2017) co-presented by Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. In addition, DFA will partner with Choreoscope International Dance Film Festival in Barcelona, Spain to present the Capturing Motion NYC winning film.
Films should be between 1-5 minutes in length and feature dance as the main component. We accept dance films of all genres that address the relationship between dance and the camera. Any subject may serve as inspiration: social or street dance, dance in religious settings, professional dance, or non-dance images filmed so that they evoke dance, choreography, and movement in imaginative ways.
Click below to view the guidelines and submit films by 11:59PM EST on January 15, 2017. Email email@example.com with any questions!
Bring Capturing Motion NYC to your school or organization!
Schedule a dance film workshop, master class, lecture, or screening led by an industry professional.
Dance Films Association works with high schools, after school programs, and arts organizations to program dance film workshops, master classes, lectures, and screenings led by industry professionals. In past years, we’ve collaborated with The Beacon School, Brownsville Academy High School, and Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, and with organizations such as Dancewave, the New Museum, and Abrons Arts Center.
Dance Films Association receives generous support from our members and MINDBODY, CORE™, The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, The Office of the Mayor Bill de Blasio, and Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl, as well as The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, Jody and John Arnhold, Dance and New Media Foundation, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, and Materials for the Arts. To support Dance Films Association and learn more, visit dancefilms.org.
Photos (top to bottom):
Still from THIS TOWN, 2016 Capturing Motion NYC Winning Film
Dir. Alexus Getzelmen, Tillie Simon, and Isabelle Sturges
Behind-the-scenes video from the YAK Films-led ChoreoCollective workshop at Abrons Arts Center, Spring 2016
Video by Brighid Greene
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