Los Angeles Dance Shorts Film Festival

Los Angeles Dance Shorts Film Festival Los Angeles Dance Shorts Film Festival is an annual festival featuring dance films that are under ten minutes. Mission: Gathering creators and lovers of screendance in one place to celebrate dance film and inspire each other.

Operating as usual

Fu LE is a Director and Choreographer based out of France. His film “MASS” was an award-winning film at our 2019 Film Fe...
06/03/2021
Artist Spotlight - Fu LE — Los Angeles Dance Shorts Film Festival

Fu LE is a Director and Choreographer based out of France. His film “MASS” was an award-winning film at our 2019 Film Fest.

Read his interview

https://www.ladanceshortsfilmfest.com/artist-spotlight/artist-spotlight-fu-le

Throughout the years we’ve met incredible people within the dance film community. We have decided to do an interview series to spotlight these individuals.  Fu LE is a Director and Choreographer based out of France. His film “MASS” was an award-winning film at our 2019 Film Fest. 

A new Artist Spotlight just went up! Read about Lawrence Fung of Kraken Still and Film https://www.ladanceshortsfilmfest...
06/01/2021
Artist Spotlight - Lawrence Fung — Los Angeles Dance Shorts Film Festival

A new Artist Spotlight just went up! Read about Lawrence Fung of Kraken Still and Film
https://www.ladanceshortsfilmfest.com/artist-spotlight/artist-spotlight-lawrence-fung

Throughout the years we’ve met incredible people within the dance film community. We have decided to do an interview series to spotlight these individuals.  Lawrence Fung is an Artistic Director, Choreographer, Filmmaker, and Dancer based out of Phoenix, Arizona. His film “Burden” was an

Throughout the years we’ve met incredible people within the dance film community. We have decided to do an interview ser...
05/27/2021
Artist Spotlight - Shannon Janet Smith — Los Angeles Dance Shorts Film Festival

Throughout the years we’ve met incredible people within the dance film community. We have decided to do an interview series to spotlight these individuals!

https://www.ladanceshortsfilmfest.com/artist-spotlight/artist-spotlight-shannon-janet-smith

Throughout the years we’ve met incredible people within the dance film community. We have decided to do an interview series to spotlight these individuals! Shannon Janet Smith is a Director, Producer, and Choreographer that is based out of Sierra Madre, CA. We screened her film “Confrontation”...

Just a reminder of our dates and deadlines! 🎥🎬🕺🕺🕺It’s always an honor to view this genre of filmmaking. 💕#screendance #d...
05/19/2021

Just a reminder of our dates and deadlines! 🎥🎬🕺🕺🕺

It’s always an honor to view this genre of filmmaking. 💕

#screendance #dancefilm #cinedance #danceoncamera

Just a reminder of our dates and deadlines! 🎥🎬🕺🕺🕺

It’s always an honor to view this genre of filmmaking. 💕

#screendance #dancefilm #cinedance #danceoncamera

Our 5th Season has started! We are happy to announce that we’ve been around for half of a decade! Yay! Comment with a 🎉 ...
05/01/2021

Our 5th Season has started! We are happy to announce that we’ve been around for half of a decade! Yay!

Comment with a 🎉 if you get the ballet joke! 😁

We are open for submissions exclusively via @filmfreeway and we can’t wait to see what everyone has been working on! 🎥🎬💃🕺💗

The earlybird deadline is June 1st.
https://filmfreeway.com/LosAngelesDanceShortsFilmFestival 💻

Our 5th Season has started! We are happy to announce that we’ve been around for half of a decade! Yay!

Comment with a 🎉 if you get the ballet joke! 😁

We are open for submissions exclusively via @filmfreeway and we can’t wait to see what everyone has been working on! 🎥🎬💃🕺💗

The earlybird deadline is June 1st.
https://filmfreeway.com/LosAngelesDanceShortsFilmFestival 💻

Sorry to hear this sad news. We had the honor of screening one of his dance films "Uath Lochans" in 2017. A wonderful sc...
04/26/2021

Sorry to hear this sad news.

We had the honor of screening one of his dance films "Uath Lochans" in 2017. A wonderful screendance filmmaker and educator.

Simon Fildes, Scotland’s international award-winning film-maker, artist, and curator, passed away on 17th April 2021 in Edinburgh after a brief battle with cancer. He was 59 years old. Simon was a creative force that shaped the visual arts multimedia landscape of Scotland and beyond through his interdisciplinary perspective. He was deeply loved and will be missed.

Simon is survived by his wife Wyn Pottratz; his daughters Eilidh, Izzy and Sylvia McPherson; his sisters Carolyn Henderson and Jenny Fildes; and his mother Leslie Fildes.

Simon’s funeral is a private affair for family and close friends. An event celebrating Simon’s life will be held on June 6 at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. The event will be live streamed for all to attend.


In lieu of flowers, please donate to Trees for Life in honor of Simon Fildes.

https://treesforlife.org.uk/support/plant-a-tree/

Great opportunity!
02/17/2021

Great opportunity!

🗣DFA’s Production Grant Submission Period Opens February 17th.

Looking for funds for your next dance film in either development, production, or post-production? Please submit this application. 🎥

Once we receive all the submissions, our selection panel will meet to determine the grant awardees. Notifications will be sent on May 1. Grant Application Window opens February 17, 2021 and closes March 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

https://dancefilms.submittable.com/submit/187687/production-grant-2021

We hosted two filmmaker panels during our 2020 virtual film fest. These selected moments feature artists from around the...
01/14/2021
LADSFF 2020 Zoom Panel - Selected Moments

We hosted two filmmaker panels during our 2020 virtual film fest. These selected moments feature artists from around the world.

Question: What do you want the world to know about your art? Why do you make art?

We hope that you feel inspired.

Thank you to the participating filmmakers (both shown and not shown in this short video).

Interview Editor
Olivia Mia Orozco

Music
Toni
https://vimeo.com/499396247

This year the LA Dance Shorts Film Festival went digital like most things in 2020. We hosted two filmmaker panels featuring artists from around the world. Listen…

01/01/2021

Our event photos were a little different this year! Here is a little recap of our Film Festival in November.

2020 gave us the opportunity to connect with more people and we are grateful.

Check out more in our story highlights on Instagram and thank you for sharing these with us!

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year! 🥳

Cheers to 2021! 🍾

Thank you for being part of our dance film community. 💗

Photo by Brad Bethell Dancer Jan Ravnik
12/02/2020

Photo by Brad Bethell
Dancer Jan Ravnik

It was so good meeting some of the L.A. local filmmakers on Sunday. ☕️ Thanks for stopping by our socially distant Meet ...
11/18/2020

It was so good meeting some of the L.A. local filmmakers on Sunday. ☕️ Thanks for stopping by our socially distant Meet & Greet!

Thank you to our partners this year @maidenseedoils Baobab Body Oil ~ Small Shop ~ Hand Poured in L.A. Maiden Seed
@laurieshapiroart Mixed Media & Installation Artist ~ check out her virtual exhibition!
@oneelementcandle Natural Coconut Wax Candles ~ Custom Orders
@performativepopups One of a kind performances in unique locations.

📸 @mosummersphoto

WAKE won the Audience Choice Award for Program 2! Congratulations @katiebeardfilm & @naomigturner @lemoonproductions 🎉🎉🎉...
11/17/2020

WAKE won the Audience Choice Award for Program 2!

Congratulations @katiebeardfilm & @naomigturner @lemoonproductions

🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

Dreams of Waking won the Audience Choice Award for Program 1! Congratulations @aericmg & @tatianazamir !  🎉🎉🎉🎉
11/17/2020

Dreams of Waking won the Audience Choice Award for Program 1!

Congratulations @aericmg & @tatianazamir ! 🎉🎉🎉🎉

Thank you to everyone who attended our 4th annual film fest! It was so amazing to share a total of 34 films to an audien...
11/17/2020

Thank you to everyone who attended our 4th annual film fest! It was so amazing to share a total of 34 films to an audience that we normally would not be able to reach! We had 27 countries viewing our virtual fest. Such a unique experience as organizers! Thank you again!

One more virtual applause to all of the filmmakers for creating dance films for us to enjoy! 👏

📸 @mosummersphoto

Our group photo looks a little different this year! It was an honor and an inspiration to listen to the participating fi...
11/16/2020

Our group photo looks a little different this year!

It was an honor and an inspiration to listen to the participating filmmakers during our two Zoom Q&A sessions.

Thank you for joining us from all around the world!

First Photo:
Carissa Dorson
Tatiana Zamir
Aeric Meredith-Goujon
Jun Bae
Kate Mitchell
Mark Freeman
Audrey Bow
Jennifer Akalina Petuch
Annali Rose
Heidi Duckler

Second Photo:
Can Heinrich Toepffer
Adele Thomas
Mariana Fernandez
Antoine Panier
Ilana Peterman Brasil
Katie Beard
​Alberto Villanueva
Jurrien Schobben
Dan Lowenstein
Keely Song

11/16/2020

Attending a film festival during a pandemic!

Thank you for sharing videos and photos of you watching @ladanceshortsfilmfest from home!
We saved them in our Instagram story highlights! It was so wonderful to have a sense of togetherness during these times. 💕

Thanks for sharing this creative video @shelleysillerdance ! 😄

Posted @withregram • @shelleysillerdance Really enjoyed walking five feet on the beige carpet to the premiere of #ladanceshorts2020!! 😂 Thank you so much @ladanceshortsfilmfest for curating these inspiring films, and for making this ART accessible to everyone at home during this creative DROUGHT!!! We can’t thank you enough!!❤️❤️❤️❤️

A virtual round of applause to the Program 2 filmmakers 👏👏👏Thank you to all that attended Program 2! 💗We are looking for...
11/15/2020

A virtual round of applause to the Program 2 filmmakers 👏👏👏

Thank you to all that attended Program 2! 💗

We are looking forward to closing our film festival weekend with a Q&A over Zoom @ 2 pm! 💻 🎉

BTS photo of She (Program 2)
Directed by @adelethomas_photo

Thank you to everyone who attendedProgram 1 yesterday! 💗A virtual round of applause to the filmmakers! 👏👏👏We are looking...
11/14/2020

Thank you to everyone who attended
Program 1 yesterday! 💗

A virtual round of applause to the filmmakers! 👏👏👏

We are looking forward to another day of great films as well as a Zoom Q&A @ 2 pm with the filmmakers from yesterday’s Screening. Links for both in our bio!

BTS photo of Alive (Program 1)
Directed by @cldorson

Today and Tomorrow! Yay! 🎉🕺Thanks Dance Informa!
11/13/2020
Dance Informa

Today and Tomorrow! Yay! 🎉🕺

Thanks Dance Informa!

The fourth annual Los Angeles Dance Shorts Film Festival, starting today November 13 until the 15th, features 34 international films, all for free and available virtually.

Find out more ⬇️

We are live! 🎉🕺We hope that you enjoy our virtual programs! 💻📱📺📽The screenings will be available all day for your conven...
11/13/2020

We are live! 🎉🕺

We hope that you enjoy our virtual programs! 💻📱📺📽

The screenings will be available all day for your convenience. If you would like to attend... Please go check out the links in our bio for free tickets.

Thanks for the image @susanwormley

2020 Official Selection - Control https://www.eventbrite.com/e/la-dance-shorts-film-fest-program-1-tickets-123085478981T...
11/12/2020

2020 Official Selection - Control

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/la-dance-shorts-film-fest-program-1-tickets-123085478981

To dance. To control another self-image of being lonely and vulnerable.

But Such a figure also comes to accept itself. To control oneself from time to time by dancing.

Wouldn't it be possible to move on with it?

It'll be alright if you just laugh. I was going to say, "Tomorrow will be fine." But I don't think I actually knew that solitude had become a host and was encroaching on me. When you find yourself feeling numb and numb gradually. I was even afraid that I couldn't do it anymore. Someday this feeling may swallow me up.

I think we should avoid this feeling of loneliness and not suppress it. Because human beings have this sense of solitude. And even this, I feel beautiful. Some of the things we're most attracted to are us.

There's something similar, something empty, something that's missing, something that's broken. a lonely ball that follows us.

These feelings of falsehood make us stronger, make us art, make us small.
It's like making you dance.

I'm the host of solitude, and I really sleep.

I hope you can control.

Directed by @saemi.kwak

2020 Official Selection - Atena/Nets https://www.eventbrite.com/e/la-dance-shorts-film-fest-program-1-tickets-1230854789...
11/11/2020

2020 Official Selection - Atena/Nets

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/la-dance-shorts-film-fest-program-1-tickets-123085478981

ATENA/NETS is a site-specific contemporary dance set in Jamestown, a traditional fishing community in Accra, the capital of Ghana. Rising stars in Ghana’s dance community, Julius Yaw Quansah and Sena Atsugah are enmeshed in the challenges of daily life. Drawing from Ghanaian customs and traditions, they cast a wide net, remaking their world. The soundtrack for ATENA/NETS was created by the New Global Ensemble, a collaboration of artists from the USA, Germany, and Ghana.

Directed by Mark Freeman

11/11/2020
Behind The Scenes / 'She'

We always love a good BTS video! 🎥

Take a look at the making of dance film “She” Directed by Adele Thomas

Our 4th annual film fest starts this Friday! Yay!

Behind the scenes of She Credit: Marshal Chuppa Based on the goddess myth Inanna, 'She' is a short dance piece of the heroine’s journey to truth. Music…

2020 Official Selection - Teorema https://www.eventbrite.com/e/la-dance-shorts-film-fest-program-1-tickets-123085478981T...
11/10/2020

2020 Official Selection - Teorema

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/la-dance-shorts-film-fest-program-1-tickets-123085478981

Teorema means Theorem, an ancient greek word that means “meditation.”
Theorem also means "what you look at” and it is precisely through the act of observing the history of art that twelve dancers from 18 to 24 years old have created an intimate relationship between them and the space in which they were immersed. We tried to represent, together with choreographer Julie Bour, the uniqueness and expressive strength of every dancer, each with his/her own stylistic and expressive identity.

Directed by @massimiliano_bomba @calartsdance California Institute of the Arts

11/10/2020

This Week! 🎉🕺

Virtual Film Fest Nov 13th-15th!

Get cozy on your sofa and enjoy our 2020 program!

Register for 2 Screenings! Free and available all day for your convenience! https://www.eventbrite.com/o/los-angeles-dance-shorts-film-festival-13815352219

💻📱📺📽🕺🕺🕺 🎉

🎞 Trailer by @miaorozco

Films featured in trailer
Underground by @junbaex @prizmvision
Making Men @antoinepanier
Wake @lemoonproductions
BEEHIVE @linea.d.aria_vertical_dance
Burden @krakenstillandfilm
NILYNDA @jillcrovisier
Claim @songkeely
AGON @marcel.anselme
Golden @katemitchell9259
Liminality @annali_rose
WEARNHEM @berto.villanueva @jurrienschobben @wearnhem
She @adelethomas_photo

2020 Official Selection - A Hard day’s night https://www.eventbrite.com/e/la-dance-shorts-film-fest-program-1-tickets-12...
11/08/2020

2020 Official Selection - A Hard day’s night

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/la-dance-shorts-film-fest-program-1-tickets-123085478981

This film is a two-way street between architecture and modern dance. It was shot in the very famous Jean Daladier abandoned houses in Burgundy, France with the wonderful dancer and choreographer Thibaut Eiferman, former member of the Batsheva dance company in Tel Aviv.
This piece is about the containment, it's a story of isolation, the temptation to live in this condition and the strong will to extract from it. This is an introspective story through dancing that leads to a luminous ending.

Directed by @benjaminhoffman @mathieumondoulet
Dancer & Choreographer @thibauteiferman

2020 Official Selection - OLHE-SE (Look at Yourself) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/la-dance-shorts-film-fest-program-2-ti...
11/07/2020

2020 Official Selection - OLHE-SE (Look at Yourself)

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/la-dance-shorts-film-fest-program-2-tickets-123284022831

Olhe-se (Look at Yourself) is a watercolor animation of female moves of funk carioca rhythm. The artist got in touch with the universe of homemade dance tutorials in Youtube, which teach variations of the so-called "quadradinho" move, and are now part of the pandemic activities, for the search of new expressions and body abilities – so as the extenuating work in handicraft animation. In times of isolation, working through the internet became an adaptation in the artist's process, who, until then, created animations from her own filmed footage. By looking at themselves, women can feel their potency in art, dance, and painting, and share what they know with other women, all connected through the ancestral drum of funk. By @ilanapatermanbrasil

2020 Official Selection - Collective Loss https://www.eventbrite.com/e/la-dance-shorts-film-fest-program-2-tickets-12328...
11/06/2020

2020 Official Selection - Collective Loss

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/la-dance-shorts-film-fest-program-2-tickets-123284022831

“Collective Loss” was created from an awareness that we have all had something taken away during the Covid-19 pandemic… we are all processing a loss. This could be a paycheck, stability, a wedding, graduation, mental wellbeing, or an individual - be it from distance or death. This film explores the notion that while we are all impacted in different ways, it is okay to mourn, and to admit that something has been taken from you.
Directed by Alyssa Thompson
@lyssala_ & @lukeknezevic

New this year! We’ve added a couple of things to make this year’s Virtual Film Fest interactive! Vote for your favorite ...
11/06/2020

New this year! We’ve added a couple of things to make this year’s Virtual Film Fest interactive!

Vote for your favorite film after the screenings on Nov 13th & 14th! One “Audience Choice Award” will be given per screening. The winner will receive $100!

Register for a weekend of 34 amazing films from around the world! FREE to watch and available by video on demand. Link in bio @ladanceshortsfilmfest

💻📱📺📽🎉💃🕺

2020 Official Selection - Burden https://www.eventbrite.com/e/la-dance-shorts-film-fest-program-2-tickets-123284022831"B...
11/02/2020

2020 Official Selection - Burden

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/la-dance-shorts-film-fest-program-2-tickets-123284022831

"Burden is an excerpt within the feature-length film project Kapsule, created and directed by multi-hyphenate movement and visual artist Lawrence Fung. Fung's in-depth research on environmental psychology and perception has led him to investigate his movement practice in relation to the vast variety of landscapes that he has experienced throughout his travels. The Burden chapter explores American psychologist Harold Proshansky's Theory of Place Identity as an attempt for Fung to reflect upon his past and worldview of a teenager living in the fast-paced, concrete jungles of Hong Kong. The film was shot and reimagined in the streets of Toronto and its mood was inspired by the Matrix (1999) where civilization is blindly controlled and manipulated by a hidden force and a selected group of individuals glitch to find an alternative. Will they prevail or succumb to the status quo?" Directed by @krakenstillandfilm

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Los Angeles Dance Shorts Film Festival is a festival featuring dance films that are under ten minutes. The First Annual Film Festival took place in Los Angeles, California in June of 2017. Mission: Gathering creators and lovers of screendance in one place to celebrate dance film and inspire each other.

Photo: Brad Bethell Dancer: Alina Bormotova

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3 SPOTS OPEN! Dance Composition/ Choreography Workshop (for the stage as well as for dance films) Saturdays, February 6, 13 & 20, 2021 https://www.anabellalenzu.com/workshops
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