DANCESCREEN 2019 WINNERS
The dancescreen 2019 Jury proudly presents the dancescreen 2019 Award Winners.
We congratulate the filmmakers and producers to outstanding achievements in dance filmmaking!
Awards for ‘Best Film’, ‘Best Student Film’ and the ‘Social Movers Award’ are appointed across all films submitted for the dancescreen 2019 competition. In addition, a winner is selected for each individual competition category.
BEST FILM: The Great Ghosts
Best film is presented by WDR and endowed with 3.000 Euro prize money
The jury statement is: This film challenged the jurors to describe it: images of sysephean tasks in a monumental landscape leaves us humble, elated and thrilled.
BEST STUDENT FILM: Waiting For Color
Best student film is endowed with 1.500 Euro prize money
The jury statement is: A film which raises our awareness of the realities of injustice, persecution and discrimination experienced by our LGBTQ+ brothers and sisters in Chechnya.
SOCIAL MOVERS AWARD: Dance or Die
The social movers award is endowed with 1.500 Euro prize money
The jury statement is: This dramaturgy of this complex film tells us a unique and multi-layered story of one man’s bravery, his ongoing personal sacrifices and of dance as a site of resistance in the face of war.
BEST LIVE PERFORMANCE RELAY AND CAMERA RELAY
The jury statement is: It’s everything at once’ was said about this live relay which managed to be original, personal and universal and achieved technical and creative standards of the highest level.
The jury statement is: This considered animation transmitted kinaesthetic empathy through a beautiful and multi-layered screen choreography that shows excellent craftsmanship in using a demanding traditional technique.
With Reason And Heart
BEST SCREEN CHOREOGRAPHY UP TO 5 MINUTES
The jury statement is: Irony expressed through equestrian elegance and an interplay between artistic and cultural conventions gives this witty film a subversive edge.
BEST SCREEN CHOREOGRAPHY UP TO 15 MINUTES
The jury statement is: This humane film is distinguished by a clarity of vision that speaks to its audience about the possibilities of healing and closure.
BEST SCREEN CHOREOGRAPHY OVER 15 MINUTES
The jury statement is: This film’s cinematic vision speaks to the depth of human experience through the metaphor of a supermarket. The jury responded to the strength of the ensemble and a non-hierarchical vision of corporeal expression.
SPECIAL MENTION IN THE CATEGORY "STUDENT FILMS"
The jury statement is: We give a special mention to Coda for giving us an insight into the experience of living between two cultures.
SPECIAL MENTION IN THE CATEGORY "SCREEN CHOREOGRAPHY UP TO 5 MINUTES"
The jury statement is: A special mention to Reach for its portrayal of male identity at a crossroads, fatherhood and a journey through life.
SPECIAL MENTION IN THE CATEGORY "SCREEN CHOREOGRAPHY UP TO 15 MINUTES"
The jury statement is: A special mention to the poetic vision of Wrongheaded which skilfully and sensitively brings light to an injustice, which continues to affect women across the world.