AND MEDIA JAPAN
International Dance Film Festival 2008
[Venue] Yokohama Zaim
selection has been made by festival director as
well as director of Dance and Media Japan , Naoto
IINA. The festival has invited as fellow jurors
the interdisciplinary performing arts unit "post
theater [new york / berlin / tokyo]"
(Hiroko Tanahashi and Max Schumacher) who will
comment on screened works during the festival.
They will choose contributions that illustrate
best the specific qualities of the genre.
The festival does not promote competitiveness, since
the genre of dance video / dance film is quite new.
In order to foster the development of the genre
and future judgment, the festival director and the
two fellow jurors will emphasize some excellent
works in this festival (during program 4 on Feb.
16th). These particular works will be screened at
a future screening titled "International Dance
Film Festival / Selection Screening".
For the first
time, the festival will also present a selection
POOL 07, Berlin's leading dance film festival
which is organized by Dock
11 Berlin (curator: Hiroko Tanahashi).
The festival will also screen seven older video
dance-pieces as a selection of "International
Dance Film Festival / Selection Screening 2006".
All videos are archived by the hosting organization
Dance and Media Japan. DMJ fosters and documents
the entire field of video and dance, including
interactive media, installations and live-performances
of all kinds that use dance and media in whatever