The fourth annual Los Angeles Dance Shorts Film Festival, coming up this November 13-15, will feature 34 international films, all for free and available virtually.
This film festival’s mission is “gathering creators and lovers of screendance in one place to celebrate dance film and inspire each other.” This year’s 2020 program is temporarily moving to a virtual space due to COVID-19, and support for the free event is possible through the purchase of a t-shirt.
Viewers can vote for their favorite film, and one Audience Choice Award will be given to the winning filmmaker per screening. The winner will receive $100.
Program 1, which airs on November 13 (and is available on demand for 24 hours), features films by Heidi Duckler (United States), Luigi Coppola (Italy), Benjamin Hoffman and Mathieu Mondoulet (France), Melissa Barak (United States), Carissa Dorson (United States), Jennifer Akalina Petuch and Annali Rose (United States), Jun Bae (United States), Raven Jackson (United States), Dan ‘danidge’ Lowenstein (United Kingdom), Aeric Meredith-Goujon (United States), Audrey Bow (Canada), Jill Crovisier (Luxembourg), Mark Freeman (Ghana/United States), Kate Mitchell (United States), Saemi Kwak (Korea), Peter Litwinowicz (United States), and Massimiliano Bomba (United States).
Program 2, which airs on November 14 (with video on demand for 24 hours), includes films by Alyssa Thompson (United States); Iwona Pasinska (Poland); Ilana Paterman Brasil (Brazil); Katie Beard and Naomi Turner (United Kingdom); Jen Guy Metcalf (United States); Antoine Panier (Belgium); Adele Thomas (Canada/United States); Jiang Xiong (China); Lukas Timulak and Peter Bilak (Netherlands); Joyce Islas, Mariana Fernández, Julio López and Sebastián Rojo (Mexico); Alberto Villanueva and Jurrien Schobben (Netherlands); Alex Murrull (Spain); Manuel Nogueira (Brazil); Lawrence Fung (United States); Keely Song (United States); Can Heinrich Toepffer (Germany); and Jeffrey Prioleau (United States).
Each program will also include a Filmmaker Q&A via Zoom, where listeners can learn about the process of creating films, as well as the world of screendance. The Q&As will be moderated by Festival Directors Nicole Manoochehri and Olivia Mia Orozco.
For more information on the Los Angeles Dance Shorts Film Festival, visit www.ladanceshortsfilmfest.com.