News: FRAME: The London Dance Film Festival

Tuesday 14 July 2015 by Carmel Smith

Michael Nunn & William 'Billy' Trevitt co-artistic directors of BalletBoyz. Photo: Hugo Glendinning

FRAME: The London Dance Film Festival is a major new event to be produced by BalletBoyz and the International Music + Media Centre (IMZ Vienna) which will take place in the UK next June, 2016. In partnership with the international dancescreen competition, FRAME will feature cutting-edge new films alongside established favourites in a programme of events designed to appeal to a broad audience.

Screenings of feature length films alongside competitive shorts will be accompanied by a public programme of events alongside industry workshops and panels led by prominent figures in broadcasting, music, and dance. The three day celebration of the best of dance in film will be supported by BBC Arts. Former Royal Ballet ballerina and TV presenter Darcey Bussell and bestselling author and TV writer Lynda La Plante will be patrons.

BalletBoyz co-founders and artistic directors Michael Nunn and William Trevitt said: “As dance and film-makers we are really excited to announce the launch of FRAME: The London Dance Film Festival. We are thrilled to be working with dancescreen and a host of great partners to bring the best of dance on film from around the world to our home town of Kingston. We believe that this is a rich, diverse and constantly evolving genre and one that deserves more exposure”. They will be working with a team which includes Festival Director Joe Bateman and producer Christine Hartland.

Thu 9 June Festival Gala opening at the Rose Theatre, Kingston Upon Thames
Fri 10 June Dance industry panels, workshops and discussions
Sat 11 June Film screenings, outdoor events in Kingston market place, family and children’s shows and events
Sun 12 June Awards Gala at the Rose Theatre, Kingston Upon Thames: screenings, announcement of competition winners plus a special live performance from BalletBoyz.

Filmmakers will be invited to submit work for consideration between November 2015 and January 2016 – details to be announced shortly. The chosen work will feature in various programmes during the festival and will be eligible for the following awards:
Best Screen Choreography
Best Music Video
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best Live Performance Relay & Camera Re-work
Best Editing
Best Technical Innovation
Best Student Film
Best Film

Photo of Michael Nunn & William Trevitt by Hugo Glendinning

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