2019 FESTIVAL EVENTS

ALL FESTIVAL PASSES & INDIVIDUAL EVENT TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED HERE
All events take place on Loyola University of Chicago’s Lakeshore Campus

 
Dergin Tokmak - Start Your Impossible by Adi Halfin

Dergin Tokmak - Start Your Impossible by Adi Halfin

INTERNATIONAL JURIED SCREENING

Friday, March 22nd - 7:30PM Damen Cinema - Enjoy a screening of the best short dance films from around the world, followed by a presentation of the I/M Audience Choice, Social Justice and Special Selection Grand Jury Awards. Grand Jury panelists include Roell Schmidt of Links Hall, Sophia Wolfe from Canada's Festival of Recorded Movement, and award-winning filmmakers Tommy Pascal and Amie Dowling. 

Join us downstairs at Ireland’s pub post-show for our After Party in celebration of our incredible dance filmmakers and our 5th year anniversary.

Black Box by Alex Apt Photography

Black Box by Alex Apt Photography

SCREENING OF SHAMEL PITTS’ ‘BLACK SERIES’

Saturday, March 23rd - 7:30PM Damen Cinema - We will be screening, former Batsheva dancer and independent performance artist, Shamel Pitts' three stunning stories and visuals including the films Black Box: The Short Film by Aviv Maaravi, Black Velvet: Architectures and Archetypes, and Black Hole: Trilogy and Triathlon. Following the screening, Chris Manning will moderate an in-depth conservation with Shamel himself.

Underbridge by Taipei

Underbridge by Taipei

EMERGING ARTISTS SHOWCASE

Saturday, March 23rd - 3:00PM Damen Cinema - Come immerse yourself in the dance film world from an emerging artist’s perspective with a screening of select short films produced by student and first-time filmmakers. This event will be an exploration of the new trends and new voices in the art form across the globe, with a short Q&A and opportunity to meet some of the filmmakers immediately following the screening.

Photo of AJ McClenon

Photo of AJ McClenon

LOCAL ARTISTS SHOWCASE

Saturday, March 23rd - 5:00PM Mundelein Center Rm 409 -An afternoon of local artists’ works-in-progress showings and guided discussions led by Chicago Tribune Dance Critic, Lauren Warnecke. Presenters include AJ McClenon, Talia Koylass & more. Join us for an afternoon of creative discussion and a look inside artistic processes.

Shamel Pitts by David Katzenstein Photogaphy

Shamel Pitts by David Katzenstein Photogaphy

SHAMEL PITTS’ MASTERCLASS

Sunday, March 24th - 11:00AM Mundelein Center Rm 409 - NO DANCE EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Join us for a 3-part workshop with renown dancemaker and performance artist Shamel Pitts. Part I: We'll engage in a dialogue with Shamel about creating movement for film and the stage. Part II: Participants will take a Gaga class. Gaga is a movement language that offers a way to strengthen the body, improve flexibility, agility, efficiency and awaken the senses and imagination. Part III: Shamel will guide a creative process in community with workshop participants.