News: Dance Screen Festival 2005

Monday 14 February 2005

For the first time ever, the bi-annual international festival and competition dance screen comes to the UK for the first time this year. It will take place in Brighton in June.

Dance Screen Brighton 2005, the 10th international competition/festival for dance films and dance videos, will take place on 16 – 19 June, at a variety of venues in Brighton. IMZ International Music + Media Centre in Vienna, initiator of dance screen, is working in partnership with South East Dance, supported by Arts Council England.

The extensive programme includes dance films and dance videos from around the world in the competition, world premiere special screenings plus site-specific works and installations, discussions, lectures, and multi-media activities.

Events open to the Public include: Rosemary Lee and Nic Sandiland’s interactive installation Remote Dancing; Beach Hut peephole screenings and Liz Aggiss and Billy Cowie’s 3D life-size film Men in the Wall. There will also be public access to the special evening screenings and the Awards Ceremony.

The Duke of York’s, the first purpose-built cinema in the UK, will host Desert Island Clips, the dance feature film As cincas de deus and a Sunday brunch screening of the 2005 award winning films.

Face to Face will be a series of off-the-cuff conversations between an established dance film artist and their invited guest.

The dance screen Competition covers 5 categories: live performance relay, camera re-work, screen choreography, documentary and DVD release. Only programmes produced since September 2002, and not entered in dance screen 2002, will be considered for competition.

35 monitors will allow delegates to view films submitted into the competition. A jury of five international experts will select a winner in each category. The main prize, the dance screen Award, of €15,000 will be presented to the best film overall, from any of the five categories.

Competition rules and details of how to submit an entry will be posted soon at www.imz.at. For further information also see www.southeastdance.org.uk

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