Durham, North Carolina
American Dance Festival
Special retrospective screening
series | migration dance film project
@Cinema Massimo – National Museum of Cinema
Best music/performance film award FAFF 2022
FINE ART FILM FESTIVAL VENICE CALIFORNIA
Golden Sheaf Award for Performing Arts & Entertainment
YORKTON FILM FESTIVAL, CA 2022
Best Canadian Short Film Award
FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM SUR L’ART, Montréal, 2021
Best Dance Film
FLATPACK FILM FESTIVAL, Birmingham, UK, 2021
Best Experimental Film
WOMEN OVER FIFTY FILM FESTIVAL, Suffolk, UK , 2021
KNOWBOX DANCE FILM FESTIVAL, Seoul, South Korea + Dallas, Texas, USA, 2020
2020 Best Film Award
BUCHAREST INTERNATIONAL DANCE FILM FESTIVAL, Romania, 2020
Best Film Award | Audience Award
STORIES WE DANCE, FuoriFormato FESTIVAL, Genoa, IT, 2020
This past May, MDFP was pleased to host Omari Carter, a screendance practitioner, lecturer, body percussionist, and founder and creative director of The Motion Dance Collective, based in London, England. Omari has collaborated with us as a performer in PROCESSION | CREATIVE, an assistant director for Refuge, and a screendance mentor for our film mentees.
What, and where, is home? Where and how do we find refuge? Here are the two questions expressed through different dance styles, body percussion, music, and voice at the heart of refuge, MDFP’s latest project. Six scenes were filmed in February and May 2022, with more planned for October.
This past June, Marlene Millar and Sandy Silva completed a research residency in Italy hosted by COORPI and Augenblick. They met with local artistic communities and explored the cultural context of the territory for the development of a future MDFP project. Retrospective screenings were held in collaboration with the Torino Jazz Festival and the Genoa FuoriFormato Festival.