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PROGRAMME BIDFF '17


7-10 SEPT 2017

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PROGRAMME 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

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'17 Awards


BIDFF'17 Awards


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"    

Mayo Rodriguez

the director of Bestias Danzantes Festival (Chile) 

Florin Fieroiu

one of the most favored choreographers in Romania

JURY

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FESTIVAL VENUES


FESTIVAL VENUES


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

 
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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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