If you saw even a fraction of the films at the Festival you will appreciate that choosing a winner is truly a challenge. But the Jury took on this difficult job and now we have our winners:
Best Film Award ($5,000)
Director: Gilles Delamas
Choreographer: Akram Khan The Six Seasons successfully integrates the dance and narrative content highlighting personal, cultural geographical and artistic worlds. The use of original music and digital effects completes the vision. View Trailer
Best Student Film Award ($2,000)
Best Category C2 — Screendance Films Up To 15 Minutes
Director: Boris Seewald
Choreography: Boris Seewald Inventive, original, honest, and witty, Momentum has great energy and refreshes the genre with youthful vigor. Seewald demonstrates a confident use of the film medium to convey the power and depth of the dance experience. View Film
Best Category A — Live Performance Relay
Director: Andreas Morell
Choreographer: Alain Platel C(h)oeurs recreates the qualities of the live performance, capturing the essence of the theatrical experience. Through all levels of production, the film demonstrates unflinching commitment to the integrity of the work.
Best Category B — Camera Rework
Director: Robert Hollingworth, Yaron Lifschitz, Circa How Like An Angel is an inspired and original work that combines movement, light, camera and location to create a poetic and powerful vision. It is a mature work that creates a lasting resonance.
Best Category C1 — Screendance Films Up To 5 Minutes
Director: RJ Muna
Choreography: Wendy Rein, Ryan T. Smith Written In The Margins is a minimalist work that is choreographed in the editing room as much as in the studio. It is concise, sophisticated and well crafted.
Best Category C3 — Screendance Films Longer Than 15 Minutes
Director: Peter Bebjak
Choreography: Yuri Korec, Helene Weinzierl Cinematic in its vision, Voices tells a difficult story through the body, which is minutely choreographed in a confined space. The director draws sensitive screen performances from the dancers, which lead the viewers into their internal world.