Dance Camera West

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! DCW2021 FESTIVAL to be held January 2021 in Los Angeles, CA. MUST BE AN L.A. PREMIERE* *Due to the advent of virtual cinema this means: Films must not have had an IN PERSON/PUBLIC premiere and/or not been previously streamed via an LA based festival. Films screened online at festivals outside of Los Angeles, and internationally will be considered. We are excited to announce the call for entries for the DCW Festival to be presented in January 2021. Join us next winter in Los Angeles, as we bring new vision and new incentives to Dance Camera West. As part of a plan to serve the evolution of dance film, DCW will pay screening fees to all selected filmmakers, and work toward the larger goal of implementing annual awards and commissioning and creating opportunities to make new dance film work. DCW is curated by DCW’s new Artist/Executive Director Kelly Hargraves, one of DCW’s original co-founders, and a dance-filmmaker herself. There is a diverse screening committee representing different aged, genders, races and sexuality who are members of LA's performance and filmmaking community Since 2000, Dance Camera West has connected diverse cultures and environments through its exploration of dance on screen, bringing hundreds of challenging and provocative films to Los Angeles from around the globe, effectively bridging the gap between the uniquely influential Los Angeles film community and the significant local dance populace. Dance Camera West is one of only a handful of organizations that presents dance media, and given that distinction, DCW has been fortunate to partner with some of the most prominent venues and organizations throughout the Los Angeles area. Co-presenters have included the Getty Center, REDCAT at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Directors Guild of America, the Hammer Museum, and many others. Dance Camera West showcases many forms of dance, including contemporary, modern, post modern, world, tap, dance theater, ballet, hip-hop and practically all dance that has been captured on film in a way that is of quality and essential value. Dance Camera West has showcased the talents of internationally recognized artists like Merce Cunningham, William Forsythe, Paris Opera Ballet, Pilobolus, Marie Chounard, Akram Kahn, Jiri Kylian and Netherlands Dance Theatre, Lloyd Newson/DV8, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker with Thierry de Mey, Wim Vandekeybus with UltimaVez, Meg Stuart with Pierre Coulibeuf, Edouard Lock/La La La Human Steps, Bill T. Jones with Paula Kaiser, as well as featuring local artists like Victoria Marks, Oguri, Mitchell Rose, and Daniel Ezralow. The genre of Screen Dance or Dance for Camera has expanded the possibilities of composition and structure by literally pushing the boundaries of dance - motion, rhythm, form and gravity - beyond what is presentable on stage.


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