<strong>Dance Camera West presents its 21st Edition, premiering 60+ Dance Films in Los Angeles</strong>

Dance Camera West presents its 21st Edition, premiering 60+ Dance Films in Los Angeles

Dance Camera West aims to foster ground-breaking talent and to encourage new dance film, by supporting creation, presentation and distribution of films. DCW presents an annual international festival held at renowned arts venues throughout Los Angeles, and informative and educational events throughout the year, to bring dance to the world beyond the stage and through the language of film. 

The 2023 festival’s opening night on Thursday January 19th will feature the Los Angeles premiere of Bella by Bridget Murnane, celebrating L.A. dance icon Bella Lewitsky.

The closing night includes Dance Camera West’s signature VISIBILITY program to support underrepresented artists, plus the premiere of Sheila, and other films by special guest artist Gabri Christa. For the full list of screenings and events at the 2023 festival, click here   

Also included in the festival’s offerings is a separately ticketed event on Friday, January 20 from 12:00 to 2:00pm that includes a filmmaker lunch and discussion at Figaro Bistrot followed by a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House. To purchase tickets for the lunch and tour, click here

On Saturday, January 21st, from 11:00am to 2:00pm, filmmakers both experienced and inexperienced are invited to explore their creativity at Dance Film Lab with Gabri Christa. Tickets to the lab can be found here

As always, DCW created a diverse screening committee for its curation process from across dance aesthetics. The 2023 committee is comprised of 28 contributors representing a broad range of ages, genders, races, sexualities, and identities, who are prominent members of performance and film communities. The films presented at DCW’s 2023 festival have been carefully chosen from over 350 submissions. A full list of members for this year’s committee can be found here.

This season’s awards were chosen by the current jury committee members: Gabi Christa, Javier du Frutos, David Rousseve, and Clare Schweitzer.

DCW’s Awards Categories consist of: Best Experimental Short: 2-3 in this category; Best Student/First Film; Best Documentary Short; Best Documentary Long; and Outstanding Achievement Awards.

Dance Camera West will be at the Historic Barnsdall Art Park in Hollywood, January 19-21. Tickets begin at $10 for certain viewings, or you can purchase a weekend pass for $150. Visit dancecamerawest.org to learn more.