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Chirstinn Whyte’s Review of LIFF

Leeds International Film Festival has been a high profile presence on the major circuit for almost three decades. Traditionally screening programmes across an eclectic range of fields, from animation to sci-fi, the festival last year dipped a toe into the under represented – in British festival terms, at least – genre of screendance.

This initiative could be viewed as being either exceptionally brave, or extremely foolhardy, in a climate of diminishing state funding and recent loss of all other domestic festivals. Over the last ten years, well-established ventures in Brighton, London, Liverpool and Edinburgh have been extinguished in turn like lit points on a map, leaving LIFF as sole torch-bearer for a genre experiencing international academic and artistic acclaim, but which has traditionally struggled to attract dedicated film festival audiences.

Read on…go to Chirstinn Whyte’s blog UNSPOOLED, also published on the LIFF Screendance FB page. More on the competition here.

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Une idée du mouvement – French filmmaker Germaine Dulac


An article on French filmmaker Germaine Dulac by Marion Carrot, posted on the SCREENDANCE STUDIES blog of the Festival International de Video Danse de Bourgogne;

Une idée du mouvement – Étude de quelques figures dansées dans la filmographie de Germaine Dulac.

via Une idée du mouvement – Étude de quelques figures dansées dans la filmographie de Germaine Dulac.

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After Deren is the 3rd issue of the International Journal of Screendance.

It is published by Parallel Press and available online.

Hardcopies have also been printed and can be purchased here;

For any other questions leave a reply here or email:

Claudia Kappenberg, C.Kappenberg@brighton.ac.uk

Douglas Rosenberg, rosend@education.wisc.edu

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new videodance blog

Gitta Wigro has set up a page on Facebook, on which she shares festival submission deadlines, funding opportunities (few as they may be!), workshops and interesting articles etc. It is intended as a useful place for anyone interested in the field.

Gitta invites anyone to post  information, or pass it on to her to post – whether it’s your own festival call-out, an article you’ve published, an event you’re running… anything that has the potential to connect screen-dance makers with each other and with the form.


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Call for Submissions: International Journal of Screendance, Issue 4


The International Journal of Screendance is calling for submissions to its 4th annual issue to be published in April 2014. Whereas the previous three issues of the International Journal of Screendance have been jointly curated around specific themes, this is an OPEN CALL for submissions that will engage with and expand critical and artistic dialogues within the intersecting fields of dance and screen-based images. We invite contributions from theorists and artists, dancers and screendance makers. Some questions the editorial board would like to consider are:

  • How is contemporary screendance influenced by the ubiquitous presence of screens in popular culture and contemporary art, dance, and performance?
  • How does screendance change the critical discourses surrounding film, video, and new media?
  • What new geographies and global contexts exist for screendance?
  • How are conversations about screendance changing and evolving across different parts of screendance communities?

Approximate length: 4,000-6,000 words

Please address all inquiries and forward your electronic version of the submission to:

Nathan Jandl: njandl@wisc.edu

Submission Deadline: March 29, 2013

Date of Publication: April 2014

The Journal is produced by Screendance Network, a research group led by the University of Brighton, UK in collaboration with Coventry University, UK and funded by the AHRC. It is published online by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries and Parallel Press.
To obtain a print copy of The International Journal of Screendance, contact Parallel Press at via their website or by email.
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