Dance Camera West

Dance Camera West

OVID is proud to present yearly selections from Dance Camera West. DCW is an internationally renowned Los Angeles-based film festival committed to exploring dance in the context of cinema.

“Where the allusiveness of dance meets the intimacy of film to create a new kind of magic!” —The New York Times

“Impressive, playful, haunting, sophisticated, sublime, wonderful!” —Dance Magazine

Dance Camera West
  • Dance Camera West Showcase 2024

    Documentary • 2024 • 100 minutes

    Dance Camera West presents the 22nd edition of its internationally renowned Los Angeles-based film festival committed to exploring dance in the context of cinema. The films in this collection are-
    • Offering - directed by Marlene Millar, Sany Silva; Canada. Creat...

  • Dance Camera West 2023

    Documentary • 2023 • 82 minutes

    OVID is proud to present a selection of the 2023 experimental shorts program for Dance Camera West, a festival that aims to foster ground-breaking creation of dance film.

    Yurodivy - directed by Ryan Renshaw, choreography by Kyle Page. Based upon the legend of Sis...

  • Short Doc Series 2022

    Documentary • 2022 • 75 minutes

    Featuring behind-the-scenes, rehearsals and personal stories of the artists we often only see on stage. Learn how dances are made from the people who make them. As Covid shutdowns forced dancers to take time away from performances, they used the time and space to ...

  • Visibility 2022

    Documentary • 2022 • 33 minutes

    DCW received a NEA grant to mentor BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists. The participants were shortlisted from the three LA based dance festivals with the potential for a strong cinematic impact on the choreography by partnering them with experience...

  • Short Experimental Films 2022

    Documentary • 2022 • 150 minutes

    International Shorts Programs features short experimental dance films from Canada, U.S., Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Iran, Netherlands, Singapore, United Kingdom.

    On Mending, Dir. Shawn Fitzgerald Ahern, Emilie Louise Leriche, Italy,14:55,Color
    In Plain...

  • Documentary - All It Gives

    Directed by Talia Woodland • Documentary • 2021 • 15 minutes

    Showcasing one of Toronto’s best up and coming Hiphop dancing stars, All It Gives follows the story of Kosi Eze, a Nigerian immigrant who moved to Canada when she was 14. Her transition to the country brought immense culture shock, lon...

  • Documentary - Chen

    Directed by Orit Novak • Documentary • 2021 • 21 minutes

    ‘CHEN’ tells the story of Chinese Australian dancer Chengwu Guo (Chen), who at the age of 10 was thrown into the strict and rigorous training world of the Beijing Dance Academy. Whilst enduring long periods of time away from his family and...

  • L'AMOUR! - Duet Alanda

    Directed by Marcat Dance & Mario Bermudez Gil • Documentary • 2021 • 10 minutes

    A stage piece.

  • L'AMOUR! - Avoidance

    Directed by Matthew McKee • Documentary • 2021 • 6 minutes

    A short dance film inspired by themes of loss and conflict.

  • L'AMOUR! - Hors

    Directed by Amélie Gagnon, Julia-Maude Cloutier • Documentary • 2021 • 6 minutes

    It is carried by a reflection on the interior and exterior places. Two women-landscapes merge into one another and transpose themselves into distinct places, from winter landscapes to squeaky uninhabited places, in ...

  • L'AMOUR! - Dignity

    Directed by Alayna Jennings • Documentary • 2021 • 3 minutes

    Domestic Violence has an extensive and painful impact. Nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States alone. On any given day there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic viol...

  • L'AMOUR! - Swivel

    Directed by Lois Norman • Documentary • 2021 • 6 minutes

    Swivel is a short gender fluid dance story by Award winning director Lois Norman, starring the trailblazing Iron&Sparks.

  • L'AMOUR! - Lazarus

    Directed by Tuixén Benet • Documentary • 2021 • 8 minutes

    Through a dialogue between movement and landscape, Lazarus reflects on the objectification of the woman body in film. The famous quote by Edgar Allan Poe "the death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the w...

  • Outstanding Award Winner Henrique Pina: Body-Buildings

    Directed by Henrique Pina • Documentary • 2021 • 50 minutes

    Outstanding Achievement Award-Winning Film!

    BODY-BUILDINGS brings together dance, architecture and cinema, merging identities and concepts. Six choreographies — by Tânia Carvalho; Vera Mantero; Victor Hugo Pontes; Jonas & Lander; Olga ...

  • Best of Fest 2 - ID

    Directed by Cass Mortimer Eipper • Experimental Short • 2021 • 6 minutes

    ‘Id’ follows six dancers in communion, each driven by their own instinctive impulses which manifest fast and slow. Propelled like machines through dispositions and space, oscillations of awareness illuminate shared conflict...

  • Best of Fest 1 - Sedimented Here

    Directed by Rachel Barker • Experimental Short • 2021 • 6 minutes

    This dance film shot in Moab, Utah explores relationship between the moving body and outdoor environment, asking "what movement belongs here"? How are our bodies and physical histories connected to the landscapes that resonate wit...

  • Best of Fest 1 - Traces

    Directed by Alex Murrull • Experimental Short • 2021 • 10 minutes

    Two strangers share a room for hours in different shifts. Their loneliness is broken as they both find each other’s objects. A relationship that inhabits between fantasy and reality emerges.

  • Best of Fest 1 - Earth Odyssey: Asaf Avidan

    Directed by Adi Halfin • Documentary • 2021 • 4 minutes

    Earth Odyssey was made by dancers from different continents filming themselves in their confinement with their personal phones and computers. It was made in the first week of April 2020 while almost 2 billion people around the globe were un...

  • Best of Fest 1 - Beast

    Directed by Henrique Pina • Documentary • 2021 • 10 minutes

    "Beast" portrays an encounter between the choreographer Victor Hugo Pontes and Braga Municipal Stadium, by the architect Eduardo Souto de Moura. Order and disorder. Men and beasts in flocks. Wild conquest among mute roars. Concrete and ...

  • Best of Fest 1 - Liminality

    Directed by Jennifer Petuch & Annali Rose • Documentary • 2021 • 7 minutes

    Liminality is inspired by reimagining what Odette may have experienced upon plunging to her death in the lake from the classical ballet "Swan Lake". It is a moment of suspended reality and a story of disenchantment, self-...

  • Best of Fest 1 - where the spiders live

    Directed by Holger Mohaupt • Experimental Short • 2021 • 3 minutes

    A physical response to the memory of architecture set in the ruins of an abandoned paintball arena in Scotland.

  • Best of Fest 1 - Escape

    Directed by Heidi Duckler • Documentary • 2021 • 13 minutes

    In November 2019 Heidi Duckler Dance performed as part of the international programming at the Centro de Experimentación Escénica in Valdivia and at the LOFT International Dance Festival in Concepción, Chile. The company arrived at a ti...

  • Best of Fest 2 - Dusk

    Directed by Henrique Pina • Experimental Short • 2021 • 8 minutes

    "Dusk" portrays an encounter between the choreographer Olga Roriz and Mudas – Contemporary Art Museum, in Madeira island, by the architect Paulo David. Horizon. Sea. Sky. Rock over the sea. A spiralling run from an interior to an ...

  • Best of Fest 2 - Forest Floor

    Directed by Robbie Synge • Experimental Short • 2021 • 5 minutes

    Shot in Abernethy Forest in The Cairngorms, “Forest Floor” considers different bodies and physical access challenges in a rural location. Close friends Julie and Robbie sit quietly together on the ground, a simple idea requiring a ...