Not to be undone by these unusual times, locally based and internationally renowned Dance Camera West brings a Virtual Film Festival to stay-at-home audiences via OVID.tv. Streaming from Thursday, May 14, through Monday, June 1, films that had screened at REDCAT and at other locations this past January have been temporarily donated by the filmmakers to this online event.
Drawing on submissions from 40 countries, the early 2020 showings fulfilled the DCW mission “to create revenue for artists through live event presentation and distribution,” according to promotional materials. Executive Director Kelly Hargraves says, “DCW2020 was a resounding success. The diversity and breadth of the programming presented in DCW2020 was, ultimately, our greatest success. We have received notes of praise and requests to view the films in the months since January so we are so very proud to now be able to share it with wider audiences.”
For two weeks, viewers can purchase seven-day access to films and watch or re-watch a wide variety of explorations into the merging of movement and media. Participating filmmakers are contributing their work so that collected fees will support Dance Camera West’s ongoing and future projects. After this, many of the films will remain available to OVID.tv subscribers with future revenue going to the filmmakers.
—Benn Widdey, Culture Spot LA
TICKETS: Pre-order at $12