Balletboyz and Dancescreen Present Frame: The London Dance Festival

02/11/2015 by

Film submissions open today for the 14th edition of dancescreen, the most prestigious international competition among the dance film and video festivals, taking place this year at the inaugural FRAME: the London Dance Film Festival, produced by BalletBoyz in association with the IMZ International Music + Media Centre (Vienna, AUT) in Kingston upon Thames, London. FRAME festival, which runs 9-12 June 2016, is a major new event in the annual dance calendar featuring cutting-edge new films alongside established favourites.

Launched in 1988, dancescreen is the world’s leading dance film competition. Filmmakers, choreographers, dance and video artists, producers, distributors and broadcasters are invited to submit dance-based films produced since June 2013. Chosen work will feature in various programmes during the festival and will be eligible for the following categories: Live Performance Relay & Camera Re-work, Animation, Screen Choreography (up to 5 minutes, up to 15 minutes and over 15 minutes) and Documentary. All competing films stand the chance to win the following awards: The award for Best Film, Best Student Film and for Technical Innovation (Muybridge Award). Winners will be announced at FRAME on 12 June.

FRAME 2016 will showcase feature length films alongside competitive shorts, accompanied by a programme of events including industry workshops and panels led by prominent figures in broadcasting, music and dance. The three day celebration of the best of dance in film will be supported by BBC Arts and patrons such as former Royal Ballet ballerina and TV presenter Darcy Bussell and bestselling author and TV writer Lynda LaPlante.