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On Sunday 25 March, Kino Pałacowe at the Zamek Culture Centre in Poznań hosted the final gala of the 10th Short Waves Festival. The jury comprised of Kerstin Hamburg, Krzysztof Stasiak, Gitta Wigro presented the awards and honourable mentions for the international competition of dance shorts ? Dances with Camera. We publish the jury verdict and substantiation below.

 

Audience Award (1 000 PLN)
Bhairava, dir. Marlene Millar, Phillip Szporer, Canada 2017

 

Jury verdict:

 

Honourable Mention
Kâbus, dir. Alice Fargier, France 2017

For making a political statement in a form whichis really noticeable.

Honourable Mention
Bhairava, dir. Marlene Millar, Phillip Szporer, Canada 2017

A strong central performance beautifully brought to screen.

III Award (1 000 PLN)

Six Solos, dir. Simon Fildes, UK 2016

Six Solos creates its choreography in the edit, knitting together the dancers? movements in ways possible only in the cinematic space, supported by a well calibrated sound score.

II Award (2 000 PLN)
Cargo, dir. Jasmine Ellis, Germany 2017

The rough and ready look of the film embodies the meticulously planned and executed method of its creation.

I Award (4 000 PLN)
Skuggdjur (Shadow Animals), dir. Jerry Carlsson, Sweden 2017

Shadow Animals is a skillfully wrought short film in which dance is an integral part. The movement is perfectly judged to create an uncanny world in which the protagonist has to negotiate a terrifying evening.

 

Jury:

 

Kerstin Hamburg ? born in Nordhausen/Thuringia, she studied at the Wuppertal University, where she has been living and working since 1995. She works as a communication designer, focusing on photography. In 2013 Kerstin co-founded Tanzrauschen, together with a number of artists, curators, dancers, web designers and film distributors. Tanzrauschen is an association which supports ideas and intentions of Dance on Screen. In 2016 the first TANZRAUSCHEN – International Dance on Screen Festival took place in Wuppertal.

 

Krzysztof Stasiak is a film producer, sound designer and director, member of the European Film Academy and a teacher in Warsaw Film School. He is currently a PhD student at the Lodz Film School, and holds a scholarship from the Silesian Voivodeship in the field of culture. A participant in a number of masterclasses, among others: ?Sound of the Image” (Berlin), “European Video Dance Heritage” (Madrid), “Screendance Masterclass” (Perth), “Winnipeg Screendance Intensive” (Canada),his films “Masina” and “Tactum – elements of dance” have been screened at many international festivals.

 

Gitta Wigrois a freelance dance film programmer based in London, UK. She has been a guest programmer, speaker and jury member for many international festivals and ran the UK festival Dance on Screen. She is currently a programmer for Leeds International Film Festival?s screendance competition, and lecturer at London Contemporary Dance School?s new screendance MA. She is also the co-director of the artist development organisation Independent Dance.

 

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www.shortwaves.pl

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