Screening 2nd Leeds International Screendance Competition 11 Nov 2016

The second International Screendance Competition, part of the renowned Leeds International Film Festival, is screening its finalists on 11 November, followed by a panel discussion delving into the work and context of screendance today. 
 
The screening features ten films from seven different countries, selected from an open call for submissions by a specialist shortlisting panel. The overall prize winner will be selected by an international jury which comprises Leonel Brum (dança em foco, Brazil), Dr Liz Aggiss (performer/filmmaker, UK) and Marisa C. Hayes (Festival International de Vidéo Danse de Bourgogne, France), and announced after the screening.

Led by filmmaker Andy Wood, and developed in partnership with Yorkshire Dance, the project is building a focal point for dance film in the UK. The screening and competition are a landmark moment: Leeds International Film Festival is known for its strong curatorial signature, and is one of only two festivals in the UK accepted as a qualifying event for the BAFTAs and Oscars. 
 
The evening presents a range of contrasting approaches to screendance, from the mesmeric to the startlingly absurd.
We hope to see you there!
 
For more information and to book, please visit http://www.leedsfilm.com/films/screendance-competition/
Tickets are £8, and £6 for concessions.
 
Follow the competition on https://www.facebook.com/LIFFScreendance for more information about the films and to join the discussion!