Congratulations to the dancescreen 2016 winners!
Out of over 300 participating films from 47 countries the following were honoured in their respective categories by the dancescreen 2016 Jury Jan Younghusband / BBC, Judy Flannery / San Francisco Dance Film Festival, Pegah Farahmand / Channel 4, Dieter Schneider / ZDF/ARTE and Alistair Spalding / Sadlers’s Wells.
The IMZ International Music and Media Centre congratulates the following winners:
BEST FILM & An independent dance animation about dreams, fears and aspirations. Made with over 4000 hand-cut characters Little Dreams shows someone trapped by both the past and their worries of the future. Stuck he creates a world from his memories and dreams which in-turn leads him to confront his fears....
BEST STUDENT FILM: A body lays motionless, in silence, after dawn. Then, suddenly, but in response to an unseen and irregular metronome, the body begins to move, led by its inner sound, a dialog of the original tones of all its parts. Initially the movement is uncertain. Then, gradually, more and more self-confident and quick. It seems like seeking its own movement, its harmony and vital rhythm, before starting some...
TECHNICAL INNOVATION – MUYBRIDGE AWARD: In one fluid point of view shot we watch as a woman undergoes a dramatic psychologically led transformation. Choreographed by Wayne McGregor and danced by Sonoya Mizuno. Directed by DOM&NIC with ground breaking visual effects by the Mill....
The Chemical Brothers "Wide Open"
Best Live Performance Relay + Camera Re-Work:“I wanted to do something big and wild and different. Something with water!” said Alexander Ekman - and filled the Main Stage at the Oslo Opera House with 5,000 litres of water. In this full-length work created for the Norwegian National Ballet, the dancers are joined by actors, a soprano, musicians and 1,000...
A Swan Lake
BEST SCREEN CHOREOGRAPHY UP TO 5 MINUTES:A tailor, his wife: a day like any other. Then she comes in. Suddenly a mistake, a glimpse… one more word and the elbows will touch. The rhythmic gestures of the craft becomes a dance, now. The motif on the dress takes the form of a movement that is tailor-made. But this glimpse of desire springing from the line of the mountains...
BEST SCREEN CHOREOGRAPHY UP TO 15 MINUTES: A woman and a man meet in an abandoned opera where they embark on a magical pas de deux between time and space.
BEST SCREEN CHOREOGRAPHY OVER 15 MINUTES: Drama Queen. Diva. Looking for attention. Looking for an audience. Looking for it. In Ireland, we silence women in the courts, silence women in the health-care system, silence women in the church, silence women on the national stage...
DOCUMENTARY: A single event made Rudolph Nureyev the most famous dancer in the world. On june 16th 1961, Nureyev defected in Paris at the height of the Cold War. Dance to Freedom recreates those dramatic events. It’s a story of Love and Betrayal, Ballet and Espionage; told by those who took part in it, and whose lives were changed forever...
Rudolf Nureyev Dance to Freedom
dancescreen Award for Best Film
Producer Wilkie Branson
dancescreen Award for Best Student Film
Director Mario Cirillo
dancescreen Award for Technical Innovation (Muybridge Award)
THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS “WIDE OPEN”
Producer John Madsen
(special mention goes to SOLO FINALE, Director Ingo Putze)
A. Live performance relay and camera re-work
A SWAN LAKE
Producer Adrienne Liron & Anne Rothing
Producer Wilkie Branson
(special mention goes to THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS “WIDE OPEN”, Producer John Madsen)
C. Screen choreography
C1) up to 5 minutes
C2) up to 15 minutes
Director Ingo Putze
C3) over 15 minutes
Producer Zlata Filipovic, Oonagh Kearney
(special mention goes to SYMMETRY, Producer Pavel Ananich)
RUDOLF NUREYEV DANCE TO FREEDOM
Producer IWC Media