CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! DCW2021 FESTIVAL to be held January 2021 in Los Angeles, CA.
MUST BE AN L.A. PREMIERE*
*Due to the advent of virtual cinema this means: Films must not have had an IN PERSON/PUBLIC premiere and/or not been previously streamed via an LA based festival. Films screened online at festivals outside of Los Angeles, and internationally will be considered.
We are excited to announce the call for entries for the DCW Festival to be presented in January 2021. Join us next winter in Los Angeles, as we bring new vision and new incentives to Dance Camera West.
As part of a plan to serve the evolution of dance film, DCW2020 will pay screening fees to all selected filmmakers, and work toward the larger goal of implementing annual awards and commissioning and creating opportunities to make new dance film work.
DCW is curated by DCW’s new Artist/Executive Director Kelly Hargraves, one of DCW’s original co-founders, and a dance-filmmaker herself. There is a diverse screening committee representing different aged, genders, races and sexuality who are members of LA's performance and filmmaking community
Since 2000, Dance Camera West has connected diverse cultures and environments through its exploration of dance on screen, bringing hundreds of challenging and provocative films to Los Angeles from around the globe, effectively bridging the gap between the uniquely influential Los Angeles film community and the significant local dance populace.
Dance Camera West is one of only a handful of organizations that presents dance media, and given that distinction, DCW has been fortunate to partner with some of the most prominent venues and organizations throughout the Los Angeles area. Co-presenters have included the Getty Center, REDCAT at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Directors Guild of America, the Hammer Museum, and many others.
Dance Camera West showcases many forms of dance, including contemporary, modern, post modern, world, tap, dance theater, ballet, hip-hop and practically all dance that has been captured on film in a way that is of quality and essential value.
Dance Camera West has showcased the talents of internationally recognized artists like Merce Cunningham, William Forsythe, Paris Opera Ballet, Pilobolus, Marie Chounard, Akram Kahn, Jiri Kylian and Netherlands Dance Theatre, Lloyd Newson/DV8, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker with Thierry de Mey, Wim Vandekeybus with UltimaVez, Meg Stuart with Pierre Coulibeuf, Edouard Lock/La La La Human Steps, Bill T. Jones with Paula Kaiser, as well as featuring local artists like Victoria Marks, Oguri, Mitchell Rose, and Daniel Ezralow.
The genre of Screen Dance or Dance for Camera has expanded the possibilities of composition and structure by literally pushing the boundaries of dance - motion, rhythm, form and gravity - beyond what is presentable on stage.
As part of a plan to serve the evolution of dance film, DCW2020 will pay screening fees to selected filmmakers, and work toward the larger goal of implementing annual awards and commissioning and creating opportunities to make new dance film work. DCW will also award online US streaming contracts to selected filmmakers.
It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to secure authorization and permission from the copyright owner(s) of any and all copyrighted content or materials included within the submitted Project. Dance Camera West expressly disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible for, any unauthorized inclusion of any copyrighted content or materials within or relating to the submitted Project, including any content or materials that are or may become the basis for any third party claims for copyright infringement. Dance Camera West reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Project with any unauthorized inclusion of copyrighted content or materials. In the event that any claim, dispute, action or proceeding shall be brought or asserted by any person or entity that alleges that the Project makes unauthorized or unlawful use of any copyrighted content or material, Applicant shall fully indemnify and defend Dance Camera West, the Festival, and each of their representatives and affiliates from any liability in connection therewith and from any fees and expenses, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, that any of them may incur in connection therewith.
It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to clear all content of the Project from any and all actual or potential legal claims and issues, including, without limitation, claims based upon theories of libel, defamation, invasion of privacy, violation of rights of publicity, theft of trade secrets, breach of confidence, breach of confidential relationship, and breach of express or implied contract (“Third Party Claim(s)”). Dance Camera West expressly disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible for, any unauthorized inclusion of any content or materials within or relating to the submitted Project that are or may be the basis for any Third Party Claims based upon any of the foregoing legal theories or others. Dance Camera West reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Project that is or may become the subject of any Third Party Claims. In the event that any Third Party Claim(s) shall be asserted by any person or entity, Applicant shall fully indemnify and defend the Institute, the Festival, and each of their representatives and affiliates from any liability in connection therewith and from any and all fees and expenses, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, that each of any of them may incur in connection therewith.
When submitting to Dance Camera West, the Applicant agrees that, if selected and the invitation accepted, to screen the submitted film during the dates of the festival Dance Camera West will pay screening fees for presentation of the film during the festival. Negotiated agreements preceding the submission of the film to Dance Camera West are exempt.
By submitting, the entrant acknowledges that the filmmaker has NOT submitted/planned for this film to be publicly screened/presented in the Los Angeles region prior to the screening at Dance Camera West.
All online screeners of accepted films are to be removed or password added. Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter.
Press materials to include high-resolution production stills, trailers, key art, director bio, and other production must be included at time of submission to be considered by screening committee.
Submission of an entry gives Dance on Camera Festival and its presenters permission to have excerpts of accepted work, including film trailers, shown in all promotional activities related to the festival.
Entrant and filmmaker acknowledge that by submitting their film to the festival, that if chosen for the festival, Dance Camera West may include the film in the Dance Camera West/ CalArts Archive.
The following exhibition formats are eligible for Festival screening: BLU RAY, PRORES 422 digital files for short films.