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Dance News: 92Y Harkness Dance Center Announces MOBILE DANCE FILM FESTIVAL on July 28, 2018

Dance News: 92Y Harkness Dance Center Announces MOBILE DANCE FILM FESTIVAL on July 28, 2018

Published on July 17, 2018

The First Film Festival to Present Dance Films Shot Solely on Mobile Devices

Mobile technology has empowered a new generation of filmmakers. Instagram now allows longform video content. Into this ever-changing creative landscape 92Y announces a date for the inaugural 92Y Mobile Dance Film Festival, the first dance film festival featuring works shot entirely on mobile devices. 24 films were chosen as Official Selections by an international jury of dance filmmakers, out of more than 50 film submissions from 14 countries— Azerbaijan; Italy; Kazakhstan; Poland; Russia; Turkey; England; USA; Spain; the Netherlands; Italy; Sweden; Venezuela; and Japan.

 

The MDFF takes place on July 28, with two programs of screenings:

Program A, 4pm: 11 Official Selections. Runtime: 70 minutes 
Program B, 7pm: 13 Official Selection. Runtime: 70 minutes

The remaining submitted films play on several mobile devices around 92Y’s lobby throughout the day, making up a Mobi Mini Fest.

 

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

Program A – Saturday, July 28, 4 pm

Sara Lapinksy, Vermont, USA
Plastic Plates Don’t Break

Rami Shafi, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Blind Date Duet

Raven Jackson, New York City, USA
A Guide to Breathing Underwater

Max Stone, NYC, USA
My Cup of Tea

Nurlan Zamiyev, Kazakhstan
Meet Me in My Dream

Paige Barnett and Alexis Young, Louisiana, USA
Periscope

Jay Carlon, California, USA
Dance Film Selfie

Elijah Richardson, California, USA
The Bathroom of Seville

Norberto Collazo, Puerto Rico
Dip Blue

Brandon Coleman, Texas, USA
Concrete

Eric Berey, New York City, USA
Kusanagi

Program B – Saturday, July 28, 7 pm

Emma Cohen, Illinois, USA
and the pools at the end of the world where the swallow dips her wings

Art Committed, Poland
Siostry

Adrian Del Arroyo, England
The Hive Minuet

Ariel Monticure, Texas, USA
Spread Thin

Pawel Cukier, Netherlands
Dancing

Claudio Pelizzer, Italy
Carry Me Home

Leyla, Azerbaijan
Dancer

Rami Shafi, New York City, USA
Nicole Walcott in Washington Square Park

Oleg Klevakin, Russia
He

Isabella Vergara, New Jersey, USA
What Still Remains

Nicola Hepp, Sweden
Breathe

Lisa Kusanagi, Japan
Keep on Working

Max Stone, New York City, USA
Duel One Minute

 

JURORS

Natalia Roberts; Taylor Donofrio; Regina Lissowska-Postaremczak; Laura Margulies; Sally Sommer

 

DEVICES USED

iPhones 5-X; Samsung Galaxy s7; Samsung Galaxy Note3; iPad 4; Huawei; Google Pixel; Xiaomi; Yi4K; DJPhantom3


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