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Flatlands Dance Film Festival—Short Films Program

Flatlands Dance Film Festival will present the adjudicated Short Films Competition Program, highlighting short dance films from a variety of different countries. This year's adjudicators include Associate Professor Media Design John Boesche, New York Dancer and Choreographer Angie Pittman, and American Dance Film Maker Danièle Wilmouth. Culture Shock is this year's festival theme, moving into an environment or culture different from the comfort of one's own. How does shifting from the familiar to the unfamiliar affect our body and psyche, and how might that be expressed through Dance - Dance for Camera? After the short films, awards will be presented for the Festival Winner (as selected by the festival adjudicators) and an Audience Award (as selected by the audience).

Single screening tickets are $5 (student/senior) and $10 (general). Tickets for individual screenings can be purchased at the Spurlock Museum on the night of the screening.

About the Festival

The Flatlands Dance Film Festival is dedicated to supporting and presenting the art of Dance Cinema, a medium that explores and innovates the intersections between filmmaking and dance-making. The festival builds educational platforms, encourages dialogue, and promotes a diverse range of cultural perspectives from around the globe, showcasing 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.

  • Presented by the Department of Dance at the University of Illinois
  • Director & Curator: Laura Chiaramonte
  • Committee Members: Fabiola Elias, Renée Wadleigh


For additional information on the Flatlands Dance Film Festival, contact: Laura Chiaramonte .

To request disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact Brian Cudiamat at or (217) 244-5586.