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OPEN CALL BIDFF'18


DEADLINE 10 JULY 2018

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OPEN CALL BIDFF'18


DEADLINE 10 JULY 2018

THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOW OPEN

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Bucharest International Dance Film Festival (September 6th - 9th, 2018) invites directorschoreographers and artists to submit their dance films to the fourth edition of BIDFF.

[re]tracing - THE THEME OF THE 2018'S EDITION

This year's festival theme is [re] tracing, paying attention to the leftovers the time has carved through the lives of individuals and communities. Intimate personal stories, different means of archiving collective memories and speculations of a future life, can provide a context of [re] positioning of “the one” against “the many”, willingly altering the so called general accepted truth. All of these manifestations and many others leave traces in the body, erasing and [re] writing meanings with the speed of light. [Re] living the reality can generate a new fictional “state of truth”, one that can link together different temporalities and emotional levels, confusing the psychological and the chronological. Will the counter positioning of the one against the history of many really generate a creative conflict, one that can [re] frame repressed historical realities or [re] define uncertain present facts?

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The competition is open for short dance films (fiction, documentaries and animations) around the world, with a prize pool of 3000 euro. BIDFF is looking for cutting edge dance films with a transparent and sometimes coded meaning, challenging the viewer to a playful exchange of information about social life, politics, extreme emotions, out of the ordinary places and oddly beautiful dance aesthetics. BIDFF encourages syncretism and dialogue between movement and the diverse forms of cinema from the most traditional to experimental. 

  • Shorts of maximum 20 minutes will be accepted and should be produced in the last 2 years.
  • A minimum quality of Full HD (1920 x 1080) is required for the exhibition copies.
  • You can submit a maximum of 2 films. Both can be taken into consideration.
  • Films submitted to previous editions of the festival will not be taken into consideration.
  • You can submit also documentaries and features, as they can be screened as part of different theme based selections, off competition. 
  • Three movies shall be awarded by a professional jury appointed by the organizers. The jury members will be made public prior the festival, after the official selection will be published. 

SUBMISSION FORM

To submit your films to the festival please fill in the form:: https://form.jotformeu.com/81307694915363

extended DEADLINE

17th of July 2018

DEADLINE

10th of July 2018

 
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OPEN CALL | DANCE FILM DEVELOPMENT LAB


3 - 9 SEPT 2018

OPEN CALL | DANCE FILM DEVELOPMENT LAB


3 - 9 SEPT 2018

STORIES IN MOVEMENT

Dance Film Development Lab

3 - 9 sept 2018, Bucharest


Bucharest International Dance Film Festival invites dance film creators from SE Europe ( Romania, Moldavia, Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, Poland, Czech Republic, Russia, Slovakia, Belarus, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Montenegro, Greece, Turkey) to apply for a brand new dance film lab, focused on the development of a dramaturgical structure and a clear artistic approach for future dance films. The lab will help dance filmmakers to further improve their initial idea in workshop sessions with choreographer and filmmaker Helena Jonsdottir (IS) and dance dramaturge and writer Guy Cools (BE) and focus groups coordinated by film producer Anamaria Antoci (RO) and film consultant Alex Traila (RO).

In order to strengthen the connections between the regional creative industries in dance and film, the lab will also be comprised of a series of speed networking and feedback sessions with international specialists in both domains and will conclude in a final pitching session presentation of the future films. Best pitch will be rewarded with a 700 EUR award, offered by the Romanian Cultural Institute.

  • Deadline for applications: August 5th 2018

  • Application form: goo.gl/kfgL79

  • Workshop fee: 200 EUR

  • More info: contact@bidff.ro / www.bidff.ro

 

Eligibility, conditions and facilities


► You can participate to the workshop only if you are a choreographer or a filmmaker, based in Romania, Moldavia, Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, Poland, Czech Republic, Russia, Slovakia, Belarus, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Montenegro, Greece, Turkey.

► If selected the participants will have to cover the fee of 200 EUR and support their own transportation.

►The festival will provide accommodation in Bucharest and free entrance to all the events of the festival. If needed, the festival can offer letters of support for the selected participants, that might help them apply for extra funding in their own countries.

► You can apply only through our online application form and with one idea only. Make sure you fill in all the fields and upload your biography.

► Participants should have reached the age of 18 at the time of submitting the application.

► In case the future film has more authors, we can offer accommodation for only one of them, but we can provide free access to the lab and all the events of the festival for other team members.

► Participation for the entire period of the lab is mandatory. Arrival date is 3 Sept 2018 and departure date is 10 Sept 2018.

► All participants are eligible to receive the 700 EUR award, as a result of the pitching session scheduled on the 9th of September.

► Other awards can be offered by partners and sponsors of the festival. These awards will be offered only if the pitched ideas are alligned with the interest of our invited programmers and producers.

► While in Bucharest, the organisers can facilitate meetings with other proffessionals in order to better connect with the local artistic community.

 

GUEST ARTISTS


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Helena Jonsdottir

choreographer and filmmaker

6 & 7 sept | Creative workshop on how to develop an idea in terms of location and character, working with layers and other aspects of structure.

Helena Jonsdottir studied at the National Theatre Ballet School of Iceland, with additional studies at Alvin Ailey, New York. She has performed in and choreographed countless productions for television, film, music videos and the stages. Besides being recognised internationally in the last years for her work in Scandinavia, UK and USA – in 2003 she was nominated as Best Choreographer at the Music Video Production Association Awards in Los Angeles – Helena Jonsdottir has been highly respected in Iceland for many years as one of the leading contemporary choreographers, both for television and stage.

Helena has also written, choreographed and directed many dance films, including Breaking Voices and Zimmer which won the IV. Videotanzpreis 2003/2004 of SK Stiftung Kultur in Cologne. Open Source won the first prize in the Icelandic Dance/Theatre awards in June 2003. Since then, Helena has further developed the piece and made an Irish version of it, which was premièred at the Galway Arts Festival 2004. Helena has also created a new full-length version of Open Source for the Iceland Dance Company at the Reykjavík City Theatre in 2005.

Besides the creative projects Helena teaches at the Art Academy of Iceland and at the Icelandic Film School among giving lectures and workshops abroad. 

 
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Guy Cools

dance dramaturge

8 & 9 sept | Creative workshop that focuses on the perception and articulation of a concept in a movement work and interdisciplinary practices.

Dr. Guy Cools is a dance dramaturge. Recent positions include Associate Professor for Dance Studies at the research institute Arts in Society of the Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in Tilburg, and Guest Professor at Ghent University, where he finished a practice-based PhD on the relationship between dance and writing. He has worked as a dance critic, artistic programmer, and policymaker for dance in Flanders.

He now dedicates himself to production dramaturgy, contributing to work by choreographers all over Europe and Canada such as: Koen Augustijnen (BE), Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (BE), Danièle Desnoyers (CA), Lia Haraki (CY), Christopher House (CA), Akram Khan (UK), Arno Schuitemaker (NL), and Stephanie Thiersch (DE). He regularly lectures and publishes, and has developed a series of workshops that aim to support artists and choreographers in their creative process.

His most recent publications include The Ethics of Art: ecological turns in the performing arts, co-edited with Pascal Gielen (Valiz, 2014); Body:Language (Sadler’s Wells, 2012), a series of published, live interviews with major contemporary artists which Cools curated from 2008 till 2013 and In-between Dance Cultures: on the migratory artistic identity of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Akram Khan (Valiz, 2015). With the Canadian choreographer, Lin Snelling, he developed an improvised performance practice ‘Rewriting Distance’ (see also: www.rewritingdistance.com) that focuses on the integration of movement, voice, and writing.

 

lab coordinators


ALEX TRAILA

film consultant

4 sept | Focus group on creative script development, research and documentation

► 8 & 9 sept | Speed networking and pitch session coaching.

 Alex Traila is a Romanian film consultant. He holds a diploma in cinematography and has followed multiple trainings and workshops on creative producing, mentoring and marketing and is an EAVE Film Marketing workshop alumni. Between 2006 and 2016, has owned the Bucharest based production company, Steppenwolf Film. He is strongly involved in the industry platforms dedicated to South East & Eastern Europe such as CineLink – Sarajevo Film Festival, When East Meets West – Trieste. Along with Connecting Cottbus East West Co-Production Market and WEMW, he has initiated #FEEDback (Film Eastern Europe Dialogue), the think tank platform tackling the future film policy in Eastern European territories. In 2016 – 2017 was member in the board of management at the Romanian Film Centre (CNC), May 2016 he was appointed  counsellor to the Ministry of Culture on film policy. Currently he is handling the EU affairs and foreign relations at the Romanian Film Centre and is the Romanian representative in the Board of Management of the EURIMAGES – Council of Europe’s Cultural Fund. He is Aspen Institute Romania fellow.

 
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ANAMARIA ANTOCI

film producer

► 5 sept | Focus group on pre-production and funding in the first stages of script development.

► 8 & 9 sept | Speed networking and pitch session coaching.

Anamaria Antoci began her work in the film industry by joining 4 Proof Film production company in 2012. Since then, she has produced a wide range of awarded shorts, Adrian Sitaru‘s last two features, ILLEGITIMATE (2016, Berlinale Forum - C.I.C.A.E. Award), THE FIXER (Toronto IFF 2016, Romania`s candidate for the Foreign Oscars 2018 nomination) and the creative documentary PLANETA PETRILA, directed by Andrei Dăscălescu (IDFA 2016). In 2017 Anamaria established her own company, Bucharest based Tangaj Production, and currently is handling a slate of projects in various phases of their evolution. Anamaria is an EAVE, Cannes Producers on the Move and ACE Producers alumni, as well as an EFA member.

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BIDFF '17


7-10 SEPT 2017

BIDFF '17


7-10 SEPT 2017

BUCHAREST INTERNATIONAL DANCE FILM FESTIVAL '17


THE AGE OF THE STRANGE

The ever more troubling context of a world in crisis makes us question the authenticity of our everyday life. Contradiction and fragility become thus vectors in our daily trajectory. The Age of the Strange is the concept under which the festival gathers a series of events that propose a return to the natural, seeking for “techno-surrealist” forms of expression. This edition we build a bridge between an uncertain past and a probable future.

SIMONA DEACONESCU - artistic director

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THE DANCER - BIDFF'17 OPENING 

7 sept | 7PM - 9PM

@ elvira popescu cinema

feature film, 108', 2016 (FR)

 

Born in the American Midwest, nothing in her background destined farm girl Loïe Fuller to become the toast of Europe’s Belle Epoque cabarets, even less to dance at the Paris Opera.

Hidden behind metres of silk, her arms extended by long wooden rods, Loïe reinvents her body on stage and enthralls her audiences a little more every night with her revolutionary Serpentine dance.

SOLD OUT

 
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MIDNIGHT SPECIALS  

7 SEPT | 10.00PM - 11.15PM

@ DESCHIS GASTROBAR 

shorts from five top international film festivals

 

In the opening night of the festival, BIDFF connects with the international circuit of dance film festivals through Midnight Specials, an exquisite selection of 8 shorts, co-presented by 5 of the most popular festivals in Europe, USA and South America.

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free admission

 

masterclass Tomer Heymann  

8 sept | 1PM - 5PM

@ GALLERY

Between Cinema and Dance; Between Documentary and Fiction


In this documentary workshop  – Masterclass with the Creator of MR. GAGA about Dreams and Dignity, Heymann shares the complex artistic choices he made while filming and editing the film, the connection (mostly in the director’s mind) between Naharin’s personal biography and his dance creations that are interwoven in it, the link between art, politics and freedom of speech, and the reasons that made him reopen the film three times after it had already been screened in public and the production phase seemed to be over.

FREE ADMISSION BASED ON REGISTRATION

 

ALEX MIRUTZIU

8 sept

NO BLOOD BANK INCLUDED opening (SOLO EXHIBITION) | 7pm - 10pm

DIGNITY to THE UNSAID (PERFORMANCE) | 8.00pm - 8.30pm

@NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

exhibition visiting dates/hours: 9-10 SEPT, 12PM-8PM

 

 

NATIONAL COMPETITION

8 SEPT | 9.00pm - 9.40pM

@ NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

For the first time BIDFF presents a competition dedicated exclusively to the Romanian dance films. 7 shorts have been selected to be part of the competition as they have an experimental approach to either dance or film, bringing to light the creative strength of the Romanian industry and its diversity. The films explore the body-space relationship, different perspectives on the concept of cohabitation and choreographies of the senses.

 

¿HASTA DÓNDE…? 

9 SEPT | 3.00PM - 3.30pm

@ CAROL PARK, AT THE BASE OF THE MAUSOLEUM

a performance by the Sharon Fridman Dance Company (Spain), 20'

 

Hasta dónde...? is a contemporary dance duet based on the technique of contact. Rendered to the drift of the body, we began to abandon that which prevented us from being. 

“A gem of intensity and nuances, a lack of love towards chaos duo. ” — Roger SALAS, El País, June 20, 2012

FREE ADMISSION

 

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

9 SEPT 

I: 6.30pm - 8.00pm

II: 8.30pm - 10.00PM

@ELVIRA POPESCU CINEMA

20 films from 14 countries, selected from over 300 applications

Q&A with some of the creators of the films in the competition

 
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WIM 

10 SEPT | 5PM - 7PM

@ POINT CULTURAL HUB 

documentary, 112', 2016 (BE, NL)

 

Drawing on performances, rehearsals, interviews and family archives, Lut Vandekeybus explores her brother's restless creativity - performer, choreographer and director Wim Vandekeybus.

Wim is poetic yet perceptive, intimate but never indulgent.

SOLD OUT

 

CAIDA LIBRE - FREE FALL

10 SEPT | 7.30PM - 8.30pm

@ THE NATIONAL CENTER OF DANCE BUCHAREST - STERE POPESCU STUDIO

a performance by the Sharon Fridman Dance Company (Spain), 50'

 

Caida Libre explores an essential characteristic of our nature: the survival.

Sharon deepens into the way groups are formed to create a support, a physical and emotional net that allows the individual to fall down and stand up again. This intention emerges as a result of the need to find freedom space for each individual within a group.

SOLD OUT

 

international competition | BEST film:

THE LINE
D: Adrien Ouaki & Nathan Cahen | C:  Adrien Ouaki
1000 EUR prize

 

international competition | INNOVATION:

TO THE ENDS OF THE FINGERTIPS
D:  Roswitha Chesher | C:  Sophie Arstall & Sophie Barker
500 EUR prize

 

international competition | AUDIENCE AWARD:

MOURNING
D & C:  Réka Szabó
500 EUR prize

 

national competition | BEST film:

GOLDEN BOI
D: Corina Andrian | C: Maria Beatrice Tudor, Mariana Gavriciuc
1000 EUR prize, given by The Romanian Cultural Institute 

 

[CO]LAB best pitch:

NEVER ENDING - Laura Andrei
750 EUR prize consisting of post-production services, given by Colorgrade 

awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

international competition | BEST film honorable mention:

2-28
D & C:  Florent Schwartz

 

international competition | INNOVATION honorable mention:

WE NO LONGER WAIT FOR THE BARBARIANS
D:  Alain El Sakhawi | C:  Alain El Sakhawi & Collettivo QBR

 

national competition | BEST film HONORABLE MENTION:

FLY ON
D: Dragos Istvan Rosu & Luiza Comsa & Tudor Panduru | C: Dragos Istvan Rosu & Luiza Comsa

HONORABLE MENTIONS

 

 

 

Tomer Heymann

the director of "Mr. Gaga" documentary

Mayo Rodriguez

the director of Bestias Danzantes Festival (Chile) 

Florin Fieroiu

one of the most popular choreographers in Romania

JURY

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festival venues & locations

 

CINEMA ELVIRA POPESCU

dacia BVD.77

 

MNAC - National Museum of Contemporary Art

Palace of the Parliament wing E4, Izvor St. 2-4

 

National Centre for Dance bucharest

Marasesti BVD. 80-82

 

DESCHIS Gastrobar

sPLAIUL UNIRII 160

 

POINT CULTURAL HUB

GENERAL EREMIA GRIGORESCU ST. 10

 

GALLERY

LEONIDA ST. 9-11

 

CAROL PARK

at the base of the mausoleum, general candiano popescu st. 105

 
 

Bucharest International Dance Film Festival 2017 is a cultural project produced by Tangaj Dance Association, funded by The Bucharest Municipality through ARCUB - in the frame of the Cultural Program "Bucharest Participatory City", co-financed by AFCN - The Administration of The National Cultural Fund, with the support of the Romanian National Film Center and the Romanian Cultural Institute.The project does not necessarily represent the position of The Administration of The National Cultural Fund. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or for the way the results of the project can be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the financing beneficiary. 
Partners: Elvira Popescu Cinema (the French Institute in Romania), The National Centre for Dance Bucharest, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, the Embassy of Israel in Romania, the Embassy of Spain in Bucharest, POINT Cultural Hub, Gallery,
FranceDanse Orient-Express, Tiriac Auto, Colorgrade, Crama Histria, Brigada de Voluntari.
With the media support of: NEWS.ro / Media partners: Radio România Cultural, Music Channel, Scena9, Arte și meserii, Ziarul Metropolis, Cinemagia, Cinefan.ro, All About Romanian Cinema, DinFilme.ro

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BIDFF '16


20 dance films in competition, groundbreaking documentaries, digital art installations, public talks, guest artists

BIDFF '16


20 dance films in competition, groundbreaking documentaries, digital art installations, public talks, guest artists

BUCHAREST INTERNATIONAL DANCE FILM FESTIVAL '16

Bucharest International Dance Film Festival (BIDFF) is the only Romanian festival dedicated to the dance film. Last year we had our succesfull debut with a 54 dance films marathon from all over the world, of whom we awarded 4 short films that challenged the limits of the genre and that intrigued the jury. The second edition of the festival brings to Bucharest the two most awarded documentary dance films:  Mr. Gaga (d: Tomer Heymann), which captures the internal laboratory of on of the most important contemporary choreographers - Ohad Naharin, alongside with his company, Batsheva Dance Company and Rare Birds (d: T.M. Rives) which captures the backstage of one of the most daring stagings of A Swan Lake, directed by Alexander Ekman, at the Norvegian National Opera House from Oslo.

Among the international guests of the festival there are: the renowned austrian choreographer Chris Haring, awarded with the Golden Lion in the frame of Biennale di Venezia, the multimedia artist Claudia Hart (SUA), the directors Samuel Retortillo, Alex Pachon (Spania) and T.M. Rives (SUA). The showcase of the festival has its opening on the 9th of November with an international conference - Intermedia Body - a concept developed by Mihaela Kavdanska, an event co-organized by Platforma Avmotional with the participation of the multimedia artists Antoni Rayzhekov and Gerhard Funk from Austria, alongside with romanian artists like: Catalin Cretu, Cinty Ionescu, Raluca Nestor Oancea, Cristian Iordache and Simona Deaconescu. Besides the competing and non-competing, this year BIDFF organizes at the Galateca Gallery the international Digital Body Exhibition. 

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BEST FILM:

"WOMEN'S CHRISTMAS NIGHT" by Oonagh Kearney (1000 EUR given by The Romanian Cultural Institute)

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY:

"FOR A MOMENT" by Clemence Poesy ( prize worth 500 EUR)

BEST DIGITAL INSTALLATION:

"THE LOOKING TRACE" by Camila Levy Daniel, Leyla de la Hoz & Pedro Giacomolli (prize worth 500 EUR)

awards

 

OFFICIAL COMPETITION


"HELENA" by Nadav Heyman
"WEREWOLF HEART" by Christian Weber

THE DIGITAL BODY EXHIBITION


"CRYSTAL FORMING ROBOTS ON OVERHEAD" by Christian Faubel
"o.T." by M.Kardinal

SPECIAL MENTIONS

 
 

BIDFF (Bucharest International Dance Film Festival) is produced by Tangaj Dance Association and financed by AFCN - The Administration of The National Cultural Fund. The project does not necessarily represent the position of The Administration of The National Cultural Fund. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or for the way the results of the project can be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the financing beneficiary. BIDFF is a cultural project financed in the frame of The Cultural Program “Bucharest - The In-Visible City” by ARCUB – The Cultural Centre of Bucharest Municipality and The Bucharest Municipality. The hosts and partners of the festival are The National Centre for Dance Bucharest, The National University of Music Bucharest - Electroacoustic music and multimedia center, Galateca Gallery, the National University of Theatre and Film “I.L. Caragiale” Bucharest, Control Club. The project is supported by The Romanian Cultural Institute, The Austrian Cultural Forum (The Austrian Embassy in Bucharest), the Embassy of Israel in Romania and the Embassy of Spain in Romania. The co-organizer of Intermedia Body is the Avmotional Association.

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TEAM & CONTACT


TEAM & CONTACT


TEAM

Artistic Director
Simona Deaconescu
 
Festival Manager

Anamaria Antoci

International Relations
Irena Isbasescu
 
Production Manager

Emilia Paunescu
 
Project Assistant

Edith Alibec  
 
PR & Marketing

Catalin Anchidin
 
Online communication

Emilia Cazan
 
Technical Manager

Andrei Dascalescu
 
Graphic Design

Sergiu Lupse
 
Video Editor

Alex Catalin Gheorghe
 
Pre-selection

Gabriela Filippi
 
Financial Manager

Andreea Tudor
 
Translations

Ligia Soare
 
Subtitles

Andrei Harabagiu

 


CONTACT

E-mail: 
tangajdance@gmail.com
contact@bidff.ro

Telefon / Phone: 
+40 741 113 365
+40 740 155 602

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