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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, Style Dance Industry and Klikkaus Entertainment Group.  

 

The date of the event is on 27 November 2021, Saturday, 3 pm and held at the Deborah Brockus Studio.  The address is: 618 Moulton Ave. #B, Los Angeles, CA 90031.  Due to health measures and requirements, we are limiting the audience to a max of 50 people.  

 

The event is FREE admission.  Please book your seat now.   First-come first-served. Write to: info@df2hollywood.com

 

Please be guided by the local health requirements and protocol concerning social events.    

 

 

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 OFFICIAL SELECTION

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DO YOUR OWN THING

Motivational dance video featuring MDS Duo from Switzerland.

Directed by
Felix Fukuyoshi Ruwwe

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LADY BE GOOD

A bartender reflects on one unforgettable night. 

Directed by
James Kinney & Pierre Marais

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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. 

Directed by
Andreas Strand Renberg

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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.

Directed by
Angel Kaba

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MOVING BARCELONA

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.

Directed by
Jevan Chowdhury

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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.

Directed by
Yongxi Mai

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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.

Directed by
John Huba

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

DF2 2019 filmmakers
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Deborah Brockus
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Benedict Mirow
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DF2 Core Team
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Filmmakers' Forum
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Ricky Carranza
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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:

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. 

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