The Sixth Annual Flatlands Dance Film Festival 2019 August 30 to August 31 7pm Spurlock Museum with purple background and yellow camera with rainbow film tape coming out

Flatlands Dance Film Festival Short Film Competition

Part of the Flatlands Dance Film Festival

This year's short film competition yielded the most submissions in our festival's history with over 712 submissions from 69 countries! The evening's competition films were adjudicated by Diane Baker, Ann Bergeron, and Rosalyn Schwartz and include the following selected films:

  • LABELS (Italy)
  • Ordinary Place (Brazil)
  • Water (Portugal)
  • DYNAMITE (United States)
  • BABU KRÓL & SMUTNE PIOSENKI — Daj mi tę noc — Give me the night (Poland)
  • Bush Lizard (France)
  • TRÍPTICO (France)
  • Unfolding (United States)
  • Franciszka (Canada)
  • Alta (Finland)
  • Mood: Melanin (United States)
  • Maids (Argentina)
  • Hic et Nunc "Here and now" (Italy)
  • Etch (United Kingdom)
  • Nela (United Kingdom)
Note: Films are not in program order.

About the Festival

This event is part of the Flatlands Dance Film Festival. Each fall, Dance at Illinois presents a variety of films and shorts dedicated to dance performance, dance for camera, influential artists in the field, and the social impact of dance across the world. The Flatlands Dance Film Festival is also host to a film competition for aspiring dance filmmakers. Dance at Illinois believes the festival exemplifies its commitment to promoting and expanding the role of dance in our community. As Dance at Illinois strives to present stellar performances on our stages, it recognizes the vast potential for the choreographic to infuse the cinematic.

This event is organized by Dance at Illinois.

To learn more about the Flatlands Dance Film Festival, visit Dance at Illinois' website (external link).

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