“Dance Camera Istanbul 2009”
II. International Dance Film Festival
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:
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 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:
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...
Dance Camera Istanbul Festival Director
Onur Topal – Sümer