The Dance Films Association, (DFA) has selected four dance film projects as the recipients of the 2016 Production Grant. This year’s recipient of the full $2,500 award is From There to Here, directed by Sydney Skov and Janique Robillard. In response to a continued increase in applications, two $500 honorary awards are also granted, this year to Home Exercises by Sarah Friedland and Monument by Tobin Del Cuore. In 2015, DFA added a Work-in-Progress Screening award, selecting one film to screen at the Dance on Camera Festival at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. This screening is intended to generate visibility for a dance film in the making and bring process-driven events to the festival. This year’s recipient of the Work-In-Progress award is Danseur by Scott Gormley. DFA strives to support dance film by providing filmmakers with key resources and opportunities to realize their projects at any stage in production, from conception to distribution.
Recipient of DFA’s Production Grant: Full Award ($2,500)
From There to Here
Directed by: Sydney Skov and Janique Robillard
This cinematic portrait showcases a courageous group of women moving against gender inequalities in India, empowering survivors of trafficking and violence through dance movement therapy. Read More.
Recipients of DFA’s Production Grant: Honorary Awards ($500)
Directed by: Sarah Friedland
Home Exercises is a cross between an experimental dancefilm and an omnibus home workout video, exploring the gestural habits of aging individuals in their homes. Read More.
Directed by: Tobin Del Cuore
A group of young dancers living inside of an abandoned 1930’s ballroom retrace the footsteps of the pioneers of dance history. Read More.
Recipient of DFA’s Work-in-Progress Screening at the 2017 Dance on Camera Festival
Directed by: Scott Gormley
A documentary about the gender stereotypes, challenges and bias that young men face in ballet. Read More.