On behalf of the DF2 team and community, we wish you all happy holidays & a prosperous brand new year 2022!!!
Here is the link to DF2 2021 virtual screening and Awards night. The event will take place on 28-31 December 2021. Make sure you don't miss it. FREE ADMISSION!!!
If it does not take you straight to the DF2 page, please go to the Homepage and click Hiraya Fest.
THE DF2 SCREENING HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL 16. OF JANUARY 2022!!!
WHO WE ARE
DANCE FILMS IS WHO WE ARE!
DIVULGE Dancer’s Film Festival (DF2) is a unique yearly event that offers dancers, choreographers and filmmakers a chance to DIVULGE their story with both on screen and live dance performances.
There is no other film festival like it that focuses solely on promoting the stories of dancers, their impact, and the influence they have in our community, as well as reveal their creative minds portrayed through motion picture.
DF2 is poised to feature short and feature-length dance movies, dance documentary, dance videos, narrative dance videos, and music videos. It prioritizes films that are done with captivating storylines, cinematography, and creative choreography.
DF2 is in close collaboration with South Coast Dance Arts Alliance, Deborah Brockus Studio, and Style Dance Industry.
Due to the restrictions on social gatherings, the event will be held virtually. The date of the online screening and Awarding ceremony will be on 28-31 December 2021.
The online event is FREE ADMISSION. To watch it, please click the link below on those dates mentioned above. Please share it with everyone and enjoy these wonderful and inspiring films. Happy holidays and a great New Year 2022!!!!
WHAT MAKES DF2 UNIQUE?
DF2 is the first film festival that focuses more on the dancers’ narrative stories (i.e. what dance is to them, how dance changes and enriches their lives, what sacrifices they have made for dance, etc…) rather than on their artwork. There are numerous dance film festivals around the world, but this is the only one designed to focus on a dancer’s inspirations and motivations, not just their dance technique. It’s a collection of both artistic and highly emotional, personal stories from dancers all around the world, shared with the audience through music, movement, and of course film.
"If it's life-enriching, it's worth telling."
DF2 2021 Awards
Congratulations to the winners!!!
DF2 2021 OFFICIAL SELECTION
DO YOUR OWN THING
Motivational dance video featuring MDS Duo from Switzerland.
Felix Fukuyoshi Ruwwe
Word from the director, Felix Fukuyoshi, of the film
"DO YOUR OWN THING"
LADY BE GOOD
A bartender reflects on one unforgettable night.
James Kinney & Pierre Marais
WHY I DANCE - Is a dance documentary presented by Sånafest.
In 2018, French choreographer Louis Clément da Costa worked with a group of young dancers in Kigali, Rwanda. The theme they explored was “freedom”.
With da Costa’s choreography acting as the continuous thread throughout the film, we see the dancers performing in various locations around Kigali. We are given a glimpse into everyday life in Rwanda, and we witness the young dancers’ passion and commitment to dance.
Andreas Strand Renberg
EXPLORING THE RISE OF
AFRO DANCES IN AMERICA
During a very challenging time, this film explores the roots of African American heritage through African and Caribbean social dances. Amid the COVID-19 global pandemic, it was important for the director, Angel Kaba to create a space to uplift the spirits of the NYC dance community and inspire the world by highlighting Afro Dances on film.
A word from the director of
EXPLORING THE RISE OF AFRO DANCES IN AMERICA - Angel Kaba
Moving Barcelona is a magical realist dance story about the Catalonian capital, an autonomous region in the Spanish State contending with an identity crisis. A city with everything going for it is still haunted by the ghosts of its past and despite much progress, it finds itself unearthing old wounds. Narrated by celebrated actor, Pep Munné, who appeals for calm, there is a sense of reassurance that all is okay. The movement of the city however tells a different story, and he is resigned to the fact that things inevitably, are the way they are. Barcelonians, in pursuit of happiness, find themselves on a treadmill to nowhere in a tale of modern day life. Moving Barcelona is the eighth film in an award-winning collection of works by the London-based film-maker, Jevan Chowdhury to capture the world as a stage. Life on the street in London, Paris, Brussels, Dallas, Prague, Yerevan and Athens have all been recorded in this growing canon.
THE 12th NIGHT
There is no doubt that 2020 has become an important part of history.
The Breaking Art Festival(BAF) is an important contemporary dance festival in southern China.
Last year, the BAF takes death as the theme and discusses the topics of life and art.
This film not only records the recording of BAF, but also extends the dialogue further.
Mike's word for Divulge Dancers' Film Festival
Word from the director of "The 12th Night".
I HAD A BALL
Originally conceived for stage, this piece offered the perfect crossover for our creative team. It's the merging of multiple loves that acknowledge the 1964 musical's lyrics and how the athleticism of dance and sport can be mutually appreciated.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE DF2 2019 WINNERS:
Sound & Sole
by: Cara Hagan
by: Ben Hartley
BEST STYLE DANCE
by: Thomas Delord
Draw a line
by: Benedict Mirow
Word from the creator and principal dancers, Daniel Ulbricht and Danielle Diniz, of the film
"I HAD A BALL"
SUBMISSION OPENS SOON
DF2 is poised to feature short and feature-length dance movies, dance documentary, dance videos, narrative dance videos, music videos, autobiography and filmmaker on stage videos. It prioritizes films that are done with captivating storylines, cinematography, and creative choreography.
All forms of performance are accepted (i.e. Monologue, dialogue, non-verbal, with or without music, animation, etc.) with original/copyright approved music and original choreography with free and creative expression using different dance styles:
Bboying, Locking, Popping, Hiphop, House, Vogue, Waacking, Krumping Mixed styles,
Reggaeton, Choreography, MTV, Pop, K-Pop
INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE:
Indigenous tribal/village dance
Ballet Jazz Modern/Contemporary Show dance, Tap, Irish dance, Tango, Salsa, Merengue, Latin mix, Belly dance
Pole dance, Any dance style that is yet to be discovered and promoted.
STYLE DANCE VIDEO (7 MIN MAX)
This is not a form of freestyle video or live performance. This Film must be done with original/copyright approved music and original choreography with free and creative expression using different dance styles. We are seeking for artistic style, storytelling and cinematography.
NARRATIVE DANCE VIDEO (12 MIN MAX)
This is not a live performance. The video has to tell a story or a message with the use of dance. The narrative story has to be expressed with choreography and other kinds of medium. Dance musicals are also welcome. Film must be done with original music and choreography. We are seeking for artistic style, storytelling and cinematography.
MUSIC VIDEO (5 MIN MAX)
Official music video for original music. Video must be done with original/copyright approved music and original choreography. We are seeking for artistic style, storytelling, and cinematography.
DANCE SHORT FILM (50 MIN MAX)
A short film can be fiction, artistic expression, or documentary that is related to dance and or dancers that is worth telling.