LIGHT MOVES FESTIVAL OF SCREENDANCE 2016: OPEN CALL FOR FILM SUBMISSIONS

Tuesday, 19 April, 2016 - 10:36

Light Moves festival of screendance has announced its Open Call for Film Submissions for this year’s festival, which takes place in Limerick from 3-6 November 2016.

Filmmakers, choreographers and video artists are invited to submit for consideration screendance works which embrace dance and all forms of movement through the art of film and video art.

Submissions should be made via the festival website www.lightmoves.ie

Closing date: Friday 27 May 2016.

Prizes will be awarded to both established and student practitioners for works submitted via the Open Call.
Click on links below for full details, terms and conditions.

Works which will be considered include:
- Long films exceeding 20 minutes duration to be presented in a cinematic context.
- Short films not exceeding 20 minutes duration to be presented in a cinematic context.
- Short films and video art to be presented on individual displays in a gallery/installation context.
- Documentaries.
- Student films in which the director and/or the choreographer is a registered student on a course up to and including MA level.

In addition to films which embrace dance, submissions that reflect the unique potential of cinematography and sound as well as alternative forms such as animation and computer modelling will also be considered. While previously screened works are accepted, recent works will be given particular consideration in the selection process.

Announcing the Open Call Jenny Traynor, Director of Dance Limerick which produces Light Moves, said “We’re very excited to announce this year’s Open Call for film submissions for Light Moves. The standard of work submitted by Irish and international practitioners since the festival began two years ago has been extremely high, so we’re very much looking forward to viewing this year’s entries. Filmmakers should note our earlier than usual deadline and make sure to have their entries with us by the 27th of May”.

Light Moves is Ireland’s only festival dedicated to the art of dance on film and video art with movement as a central theme, and is a response to the vibrant and expanding field of dance film / screendance in Ireland and internationally. The festival combines classics, family screenings, invited works, open submissions and explorations of screendance with some of the most respected figures in the field. Light Moves is curated by Jurgen Simpson and Mary Wycherley and produced by Dance Limerick. Light Moves is supported by the Arts Council, Limerick City and County Council, Dance Limerick and DMARC, University of Limerick.
See www.lightmoves.ie

Image: Still from Liquid Gold is the Air, by Roswitha Chesher & Rosemary Lee, winner of the Light Moves 2015 Festival Prize.

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Dance Limerick exists to support the development of professional dance artists within the Limerick region and beyond.

Through a combination of performance platforms, residency opportunities, master classes, talks and lectures, Dance Limerick will advocate for artistic dialogue and exchange. In collaboration with dance artists across a range of practices, Dance Limerick will promote the creation of new and innovative work and will devise programmes of access, engagement and participation for the wider public.

Based at the premises of the former Daghdha Dance Company, Dance Limerick houses offices and a fully equipped studio space along with a separate performance venue known as the Daghda Space

Further information about facilities and opportunities for professional dance artists available from Jenny Traynor at
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