Posts Tagged ‘film festival’

DCW in the Hollywood Reporter

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

“Leaving Las Vegas” director Mike Figgis Debuts Erotically Charged Dance Film
Saturday, June 18 in Los Angeles

6/16/2011 by Degen Pener

In Mike Figgis’ new movie, The Co(te)lette Film, three female dancers wag their hips while on all fours, grind against each other and suggestively spread their legs while stone-faced men surrounding a stage look on intently. The emotionally freighted piece — which explores issues of desire, sensuality, female objectification and the search for satisfaction — will have its U.S. premiere at the Dance Camera West film fest this weekend on Saturday June 18 at the Hammer Museum’s Billy Wilder Theater.  Read the full article here>

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Get ready for this week with our all new 2-minute trailer!

Monday, June 13th, 2011

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Have a sneek peek at our gorgeous program

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Kay Moonstar designed this fabulous brochure, which we’ll be using throughout the weekend June 16-19, 2011.  Download it in it’s fabulous entirety here.

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Dance Media Conference June 17 at UCLA

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011


Friday, June 17, will be an action-packed day! Our first-ever conference program is a fantastic opportunity to join an international group of world-renowned artists, dancers, educators, and innovators, along with creative and business professionals from the television and film industries.

The all-day conference, followed by a dinner, reception and screenings will be intimate, giving access to the dance media luminaries speaking and attending. It will be held at the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance (Glorya Kaufman Hall).

Come spend a day with 25 internationally known dance media experts and change the way you look at transmedia storytelling, the artist’s process of creation, how international communities are approaching the genre, strategies for getting work funded, and tapping into larger audiences.

Due to high ticket demand, the Conference Contributor Membership is highly recommended. Members at this level will receive guaranteed priority seating at the conference, free dinner, and a hosted bar preceding the outdoor screening.

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The festival is only two weeks away!

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011


Dance Camera West’s 10th Anniversary celebration festival is only two weeks away!

25 Visiting artists and presenters will soon be arriving from all over the globe to discuss transmedia storytelling, the artist’s process of creation, how international communities are approaching the genre, strategies for getting work funded, and tapping into larger audiences.

Join us June 16-19 for amazing genre busting films, stimulating debate, networking, parties, and many opportunities to meet dance media artists, choreographers, filmmakers, distributors, producers and broadcasters.

With the diversity and range of film subjects and special events you won’t want to miss DCW’s 10th Anniversary. Check out our schedule.

Click here for traveling details.

See you soon,
Lynette Kessler,
Artistic/ Executive Director

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Weekend at the Hammer

Thursday, May 26th, 2011
Dance Camera West presents our celebrated “Weekend at the Hammer” on Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19 during our 10th Anniversary Dance Media Film Festival. Seven programs over two days, including a director’s talk with Mike Figgis in conversation with Krista Smith, West Coast Editor, Vanity Fair. Curated by Lynette Kessler, artistic director of DCW.

WHERE:
Hammer Museum – Billy Wilder Theater
The Co(te)lette Film (U.S. Premiere)
10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310.443.7078; hammer.ucla.edu)

SATURDAY JUNE 18
2:00 pm: Screening: “The Last Tightrope Dancer in Armenia”
4:00 pm: Screening: Global Screendance 3
From art historical references to political statements, enjoy eight incredibly diverse short films that range from poignant to lighthearted entertainment.

6:00 pm:
Director’s Talk with Mike Figgis in conversation with Krista Smith, West Coast Editor, Vanity Fair
8:00 pm: Screening: The Co(te)lette Film (U.S. Premiere)
Followed by Q & A with Director Mike Figgis.
Reception to follow for DCW Membership Pass holders

SUNDAY JUNE 19
Throughout history, dance has always reflected – and influenced – historic events. Three documentaries show why dance is central to who we are.
1:00 – 5:00 pm: Iconic Figures in Dance: Documentary Series (3 features)

photo credit: Christopher Duggan

All festival events are FREE and open to the public. Priority seating through special Conference Contributor Membership or DCW Membership Pass is highly recommended.

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10 Reasons to Attend “Dance Media: An Active Spectrum” Conference

Sunday, May 15th, 2011


Friday, June 17, 2011 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. (followed by dinner and screenings)
UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance
Glorya Kaufman Hall 120 

Aimed at the intersection of dance media’s artistic, academic, and commercial pursuits, our innovative panel discussions will bring together artists, dancers, educators, innovators, and creative and business professionals from the television and film industries for robust discussions on the blending of art, technology, and commerce.

  1. International networking opportunities with prominent dance media professionals
  2. Discuss best practices for producing work across multiple platforms
  3. Explore how to reach fragmented audiences by adapting to new modes of presentation
  4. Learn how to create greater access for new era audiences
  5. Discover new trends in choreography, film, and dance media
  6. Enjoy real-time discussions with prominent directors, choreographers, dancers, and educators
  7. Meet dance, television, and film industry leaders
  8. Enjoy multiple programs of experimental international short dance films and documentaries with special guests
  9. Join a global community of cultural innovators
  10. Refresh and invigorate your creativity

Who should attend?
Whether you are a leading artist, emerging practitioner, creative industry professional, or arts enthusiast, DCW’s special anniversary panel discussion program will change the way you look at and approach transmedia storytelling.

Due to limited seating, the Conference Contributor Membership is highly recommended. Members at this level of giving will receive a guaranteed priority seat all day at the conference, free dinner, and a hosted bar preceding the outdoor screening.
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For all details on attending conference – Membership pass, hotel, transportation,
please go here.

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