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Onur Topal Sumer commented on Deirdre Towers's group 'Dance on Camera'
"CALLING FOR DANCE FILMS to be PREMIERED / screened in Atlanta, GA-USA. Deadline is October 30th, 2018. Please submit tohttps://tinyurl.com/atlanta-dancefilms"
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I am an independent performing dance artist. My passion is modern dance and creating collaborative work. For the past 4 years I have involved in the field of dance and technology such as making dance for camera, video installation and experimental multimedia work combined with the dance discipline. I am highly interested in learning and experimenting more about dance for camera and motion capture work.

My heart is always in my hometown, ISTANBUL, currently I reside in the United States.

I hold a BA degree in Dance from Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul and an MFA degree in Dance&Technology from University of California, Irvine. I have a deep passion and curiosity towards life-long learning process, researching about social issues, dance for camera and multimedia art and more. Now I perform at an Atlanta, GA based modern dance company "Full Radius Dance", teach pilates and try to find colleguages for collaborative multimedia dance projects.

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As the artistic director of Dance Camera Istanbul Festival, I would like to call for submitions for dance on camera artists, videographers, filmmakers, producers and dancers, choreographers, musicians, photographers... The festival will be held in between October 15th - November 15th 2009. Please see our festival call for submissions through our website.

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CALL for “Dance Camera Istanbul 2009” II. International Dance Film Festival

“Dance Camera Istanbul 2009”
II. International Dance Film Festival


The “Dance Camera Istanbul” 2nd International Dance Film Festival will be held in Istanbul, Turkey in between October 15th and November 15th 2009, focusing on video dance, dance on camera, dance photography and dance film screenings. Dance for camera is a fusion art form combining choreography and filmmaking. “Dance Camera Istanbul” annually showcases international dance films, camera re-works and experimental movement-based films by contemporary video artists and choreographers from the student to professional level. There is no restriction on the subject.

The festival supports films which investigate the ongoing search for movement and spaces, both in and out of bodies.

The aim of the festival is to build a community for both dancers and filmmakers to come together, to present and promote both local and cutting edge international works, to share ideas, and to provide a collaborative experience for dancers and filmmakers as they work together to produce the final product.

“Dance Camera Istanbul” also focuses on increasing attention and awareness of the collaborations between dance, film, visual arts and music as well as the different mediums and forms of dance. The goals of “Dance Camera Istanbul” are to offer a proper venue in which to screen and share the works, to encourage and educate student dance filmmakers, to spread the knowledge of dance for camera, and to deepen the understanding of Turkish and international dance film practices through panels, practical workshops, discussions and screenings.
We are seeking enthusiastic individuals and groups who are strongly focused (or want to focus) on dance for camera work, video or multimedia installation collaborations. Examples include video dance, dance documentary, adaptation of a stage work or site specific creation, any kind of artistic and experimental work with kinesthetic energy and rhythmic design, and choreographic works that are created specifically for the lens of the camera and include a well- planned editing process. We invite you to be part of the “Dance Camera Istanbul Festival” family. Accepted works will be screened in various venues in Istanbul and throughout Turkey. In attendance will be Turkish and international dancers, filmmakers, musicians, photographers, artists and students, as well as both national and international audiences. During the festival, we will organize discussions between the artists, filmmakers and audience after the screenings.

Dance Film Workshops and Lectures/Panels

The workshops will be directed by acclaimed national and international dance and video artists, filmmakers and choreographers who will introduce different approaches to camera, dance and movement as well as providing information about video dance history, archives and links for further research. The workshops will take place at several dance studios and stages as well as access to indoor and outdoor spaces for filming. During the festival month, there will be national and international lectures serious on the dance camera work and the related fields. If you are interested in honoring us with your presence and lecture, please contact with us in regards to your possible topic. It would be our pleasure to start and organize a growing artistic environment and relationship.

Partners and Sponsors

“Dance Camera Istanbul” collaborates with several cultural institutions for visual artists, choreographers, performers and with many other highly appreciated contributors. Also we are delighted to partner with DFA (Dance Films Association) as touring partnership. Our sponsors and partners will be announced in the near future.


To submit your work into the Dance Camera Istanbul Festival, please visit our website and fill the application-entry form. We will need 4 DVDs preferably in PAL format. The deadline is July 15th, 2009.

By submitting your work you agree to give the rights to “Dance Camera Istanbul” to screen your work and archive it for the anticipated festival library.

Please fill the online entry form our website. You may submit your film to the address below:

Aylin Kalem

E4 - 306
Eski Silahtarağa Elektrik Santralı
Silahtarağa Mah. Kazım Karabekir cad. No:1
Eyüp - İstanbul Turkey 34060

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information and sponsorship opportunities.

We are looking forward to welcome you all...

Thank you!

Dance Camera Istanbul Festival Director

Onur Topal – Sümer


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Posted on March 26, 2009 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

“Dance Camera Istanbul 2009”

II. International Dance Film Festival


The “Dance Camera Istanbul” 2nd International Dance Film Festival will be held in Istanbul, Turkey in between October 15th and November 15th 2009, focusing on video dance, dance on camera, dance photography and dance film screenings. Dance for camera is a collaborative fusion art form of choreography and filmmaking. “Dance Camera Istanbul” annually showcases international… Continue

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At 3:43am on May 21, 2008, ekmel ertan said…
Hi onur, hope to meet in istanbul?

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