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“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 during October/November 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.
To submit your work into the Dance Camera Istanbul Festival, please visit our website and fill the application form. We will need 4 DVDs preferably in PAL format.
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.
You may visit our website for the upcoming postal address information and international 2009 Prescreeners committee.
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
www.dancecamera-istanbul.org (under construction)