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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.

This year 2020, two new categories "Autobiography" and "Filmmakers on stage" are added in the featured list.  

"Autobiography" is a new category exclusive for filmmakers-dancers only. The film has to tell the film director's personal story how dance enriches her/his life. It can be a narrative and/or documentary and/or a hybrid genre. 

"Filmmaker on stage" is a new category exclusive for filmmakers-dancers only. The film/video must be a performance (live or edited) of the film director. It can be a solo performance and/or with other dancers. The film director, however, must be the lead role of the performance.

DF2 is in close collaboration with  South Coast Dance Arts Alliance, Deborah Brockus Studio, Style Dance Industry and Klikkaus Entertainment Group.  During the festival there will be live dance performances, dance workshops and forum discussion about dance & film along with the screenings.  

 

Everyone welcome to this unique and vibrant dance event - The Dancers' Festival.  

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.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE DF2 2019 WINNERS: 

BEST SHORT

Sound & Sole

by: Cara Hagan

 

BEST NARRATIVE

Free

by: Ben Hartley

 

BEST STYLE DANCE 

Anasa

by: Thomas Delord

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY 

Draw a line

by: Benedict Mirow

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SUBMISSIONS 2020

N0W OPEN 

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:

URBAN STYLES:

Bboying, Locking, Popping, Hiphop, House, Vogue, Waacking, Krumping Mixed styles, 

Reggaeton, Choreography, MTV, Pop, K-Pop

INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE: 
Indigenous tribal/village dance 
Bollywood 
Oriental dance

CLASSIC-STUDIO STYLES: 

Ballet Jazz Modern/Contemporary Show dance, Tap, Irish dance, Tango, Salsa, Merengue, Latin mix, Belly dance

INNOVATIVE STYLES: 
Pole dance, Any dance style that is yet to be discovered and promoted.

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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. 

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 FEATURE (90 MIN MAX)

A full-length film can be fiction,non-fiction or artistic expression that is related to dance and or dancers.

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. 

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. 

DANCE DOCUMENTARY (90 MIN MAX)

A  documentary that is related to dance and or dancers that is worth telling. 

FORMAT

-All films accepted to screen at the festival must be in NTSC, DOLBY DIGITAL SOUND. Films accepted to screen at the festival must be submitted on a thumb drive and sent by mail. In addition, the submitter must provide a tracking number of the parcel and a link to a backup copy of the film online. ** Due to theater requirements, the theater must have a physical copy of the film. 

 2020 SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN
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