This year's competition element of the Festival will happen during the second week of November 2018 at various digital cinema venues throughout London, in which films in competition will be exhibited alongside a curated programme of some of the greatest dancefilms made in the last thirty years by such luminaries as Mats Ek, Jiri Kylian, William Forsyth, Pontus Lidberg, Pina Bausch and Mark Morris inter alia with question and answer sessions and choreographing for film and technical film-making workshops for aspiring dancefilm makers.
Dancefilm and other Moving Image works will also be installed as an ongoing digital projection experience to be viewed at The DMZ from June 2018 onwards, where audiences will also be invited to observe and occasionally participate in the Works in Process as they are being created.
Further details follow. LIDFF video:
"Love" by Sandy Strallen - completed in 24hours.
This is an example of the films we expect to be submitted as part of the LIDFF 2018 "72 hour film challenge". The entire process from 1st rehearsal to final edit output and posting must be completed in 72 hours. Validation of the creative period will be furnished by including a newspaper dated accordingly on day one in the opening credits and the registered posting date for the online screener URL no more than 72 hours later. This challenge will go out to every professionally accredited dance and film making course in the UK in May 2018. The submission deadline for entry to the LIDFF 2018 for inclusion in the competition is October 1st 2018.