Co-founding curator and jury member of Screen.dance – Scotland’s first and only festival of dance film culture since its inception in 2016.
Screen.dance is inviting submissions of new and recent Scottish screen dance works to be presented as part of DanceLive 2021 Festival in partnership with Citymoves Dance Agency SCIO, Aberdeen. Submit through our FilmFreeway platform 29 June – 29 August 2021! SUBMIT HERE
Screen.dance is delighted to be presenting two programmes at the 19th annual Festival Quartiers Danses, Montreal 8-19 September 2021 in line with our ongoing partnership with this leading Quebec festival.
- a newly-curated retrospective commemorating one of the Scottish pioneers of screen dance, also one of the founders of Screen.dance Festival Simon Fildes (1962-2021)
- Movement – a collective moving image homage to the contemporary dance diva Margaret Morris (1891–1980) featuring works by Scottish and international contemporary visual artists and filmmakers
Building on the success of our March 2021 online festival edition which established our partnership with Citymoves Dance Agency SCIO, Aberdeen, we are creating a special hybrid event to be held onsite in the city and worldwide online as part of 17th annual DanceLive Festival 14–17 October 2021 and on demand until 31 October 2021.
Apart from the two programmes which we will tour to 19th annual Festival Quartiers Danses, Montreal 8-19 September 2021, Screen.dance will present a third, newly-curated programme of Scottish screen dance works drawn from an open, juried call through our FilmFreeway platform. Open for submissions from 29 June – 29 August 2021. SUBMIT HERE
Initiated and managed by Goat Media, Screen.dance was held at Threshold arspace, Perth in 2016-19 and co-curated by Simon Fildes, Iliyana Nedkova and Peter Royston.
In June 2020, Screen.dance migrated to Edinburgh and streamed live in association with Summerhall, Edinburgh, The Work Room, Glasgow and Migrating Artists Project Power (maPs), Paris.
In 2021 Screen.dance livestreamed from 11 to 13 March with a selection of the progarmme playing on demand until 31 March from the heart of Aberdeen in partnership with Citymoves Dance Agency SCIO, Aberdeen and with further support from Festival Quartiers Danses, Montreal.
LIVESTREAM 11-13 March 2021
ON DEMAND 22-31 March 2021
Curated by Simon Fildes and Iliyana Nedkova
A DESIGNER? ENTER OUR OPEN SOURCE CHALLENGE HERE
AWARDS Jury members Anna Clifford, Hayley Durward, Simon Fildes and lliyana Nedkova ANNOUNCEMENT
UK Jury Award Divided We Scroll 5 min UK Klaas Diersmann, Director
UK Jury Special Mention Collective Stasis 9.58 min UK Jamiel Laurence, Director
International Jury Award Growing Up Category The Last Children 10 min France Fu Le, Director READ REVIEW HERE
International Jury Special Mention Growing Up Category Hungars Beach 3 min United States Kate Corby, Director
International Jury Award Going Out Category Memory 9 min Colombia Andrea Pelaez, Director
International Jury Special Mention Going Out Category Black Stains 13.27 min United States Tiffany Rhynard, Director READ REVIEW HERE
International Jury Award Staying In Category Born Like a Bullet 3.30 min Chile Jimmy Fernández, Director
International Jury Special Mention Staying In Category Intangout 7.48 min Italy Vito Alfarano, Director
Festival 2021 Programme Announcement READ HERE
Festival 2021 Highlights AT A GLANCE
My curatorial news posts FOLLOW HERE
Screen.dance 2021 Writing Workshops led by Roisin O’Brien and Cara Hagan READ MORE
Sample some of my reviews which followed DanceLive 2020 writing workshop led by Roisin O’Brien READ HERE
Audiences from across Europe and North America were able to see an exclusive screening of Navigation by Marlene Millar – the film which received Screen.dance 2020 International Jury Mention – the first of its six laurels to date – following its world premiere at Scotland’s festival of dance on screen on 19 June 2020. Iliyana Nedkova was joined for a post-screening Q&A by Kate Daly – the mezzo soprano starring in Navigation as the soloist of the Irish choir Lismorahaun Singers alongside 10 Quebec dancers READ MORE
LIVESTREAM 19-20 June 2020
Curated by Simon Fildes and Iliyana Nedkova
Press Release DOWNLOAD
Artists’ Q&A facilitated by Iliyana Nedkova and Anna Alexandre following the world premieres of Floor Falls and Navigation WATCH
Jury members Simon Fildes, Iliyana Nedkova and Gitta Wigro
Canning Town | UK Jury Award
Swivel | Special UK Jury Mention
Intertidal. Barene | International Jury Award TRAILER
Navigation | Special International Jury Mention TRAILER
Jah Intervention | Special International Jury Mention
4 | Special International Jury Mention
Bunny | UK Audience Choice Award
Intertidal. Barene | International Audience Choice Award TRAILER
LIVE AT THRESHOLD ARTSPACE, PERTH 7-9 May 2019
Festival Exhibition Guide DOWNLOAD
Jury members Simon Fildes, Iliyana Nedkova, Omari Carter and Peter Royston
Etch | UK Jury Award WATCH
And So Say All of Us by Mitchell Rose | International Jury Award WATCH
Unframed | International Jury Award
Some Body | International Jury Student Award WATCH
The inaugural Screen.dance launched under the title Perth Screen Dance in 2016. It was held at Threshold arspace, Perth and co-curated by Simon Fildes, Iliyana Nedkova and Peter Royston as part of Perth Dance Festival. It presented two acquisition awards to Omari Carter and AugenBlick Collective for their artists’ films to join the dance strand of the Horsecross Arts collection of contemporary art.
Jury members Simon Fildes, Iliyana Nedkova, Andy Wood and Peter Royston
Tailored by AugenBlick Collective | International Jury Award
The End of the Block by Omari Carter and Kyle Stevenson | UK Jury Award WATCH