Dance Filmmaking Lab
September 2, 3 and 4
11:00 – 15:00
Every year, Bucharest International Dance Film Festival invites renowned dance filmmakers in Bucharest to teach intensive workshops to contribute to the professional development of the local creative industry. In 2021, we have the pleasure of presenting one of the most prolific dance filmmakers in Canada, with 30 years of experience in the field. Marlene Millar won the Award for Best International Film in the last edition of BIDFF with her film “Navigation”. This year, she is also part of the festival jury.
ABOUT THE LAB
Over the three sessions, we will explore the filmic landscape as a creative, and a performative space. Working in situ, participants will focus on creating personal worlds through the lens and through the visual treatments they develop. We will explore framing and composition including understanding depth of field, and experimenting with both camera movement and fixed frames to create connections between the environment, the body, and the dance. What role does space play in the narrative structure of the film? How do we inhabit these cinematic worlds of our making? The aural imprint of location sound recording will be explored as well.
Marlene Millar has created dance films, documentaries and experimental media productions for over 30 years. In 2019, her expansive career was honoured at a retrospective solo exhibit at Threshold Artspace, Perth, UK, premiering her installation WITNESS that captures metaphoric histories with docu-fiction resonances. The process-driven continuum of the MIGRATION DANCE FILM PROJECT directed by Millar and choreographed by Sandy Silva comes to life as she transposes choreography to the screen, revealing the intricacies of these issue-driven, performative stories. Their films have garnered over 30 awards and prizes internationally. Since 2000, Marlene has co-created a critically acclaimed collection of dance media work with Philip Szporer through their company, MOUVEMENT PERPÉTUEL. A prolific educator and mentor, Millar has taught filmmaking across continents at institutes such as Centre Imagine (Burkina Faso), Malakta (Finland), Impulstanz (Vienna) and throughout the Canadian Arctic.
For more information about her work, please visit www.marlenemillar.com.
Dates: 2nd, 3rd, 4th of September 2021
Hours: 11:00 – 15:00
Location: The National Centre for Dance in Bucharest
The workshop is conducted in English.
Maximum number of participants: 15
The workshop is dedicated to dancers, performers, choreographers, theater and film directors, directors of photography, and visual artists who want to explore the dance film genre. Students from academies with a profile in dance, theater, film, and visual arts are also encouraged to participate.
Participation in the workshop is free and is based on registration by email at .
The content of the email must include the CV/biography/portfolio of the participants, along with a paragraph in which the artists mention what type of video equipment they can bring to the workshop (camera, tripod, other camera accessories, computer, equipment sound).
Participation in the workshop is not conditioned by the type of equipment that participants have. Still, it offers the organizers an overview of the type of equipment owned by the selected artists and the opportunity to complete it, if necessary.
The BIDFF team reserves the right to select participants.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 27.08.2021