Discover the remarkable Cinedans FEST '22 + dancescreen award winners!
The IMZ and Cinedans were proud to honour six outstanding productions amid thunderous applause in Amsterdam!
© Jaime Korbee
The verdicts are in, and what a choice it was this year! Held from 22-26 June in partnership with Cinedans in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, the 16th dancescreen competition fielded an astounding 650 submissions, with 40 making it to the finals. Six winners eventually emerged: 3 were chosen by an expert jury, and an additional 3 were elevated by the audience through a popular vote! You can check out the trailers of all six Cinedans FEST '22 + dancescreen laureates here!
And now, without further ado, the six winners of the Cinedans FEST + dancescreen awards 2022!
Jury Award Best Dance Short
UK I 2021
Director Oscar Sansom | Choreographers James Bonas & Sophie Laplane | Produced by Beth Allan & Tony Currie | Scottish Ballet
Jury: “A delightful layered film with beautiful camera work, excellent dance, in which the surprising music reinforces this dive into the dance and Yves Klein again.”
Jury Award Best Performance Relay & Camera Rework
Memory Loss Inside
NL I 2020
Director & Choreographer: Ann van den Broek
Jury: "Memory Loss Inside raises a much-needed conversation about dementia; the superb choreography, organically supported by excellent camera movements, editing and sound, maintains the tension until the very last frame."
NL I 2021
Director: Thomas Bos | Choreographer: Erik Bos | Producer: Sanne Cousijn
Jury: “STOMPEN crosses generational boundaries and is accompanied by a wonderful sense of humour that contributes to the audience's empathy with the characters and the subject.”
Audience Award Best Documentary
Why We Fight?
BE | 2021
Directors: Mirjam Devriendt & Alain Platel | Producer: Megalie Dierick
Audience Award Best Dance Short
IS/DE | 2022
Director & Choreographer: Samantha Shay | Producer: Halla Tryggvadottir
Audience Award Best Live Performance Relay + Camera Rework
Hofesh Shechter’s POLITICAL MOTHER: The Final Cut
UK | 2021
Director & Choreographer: Hofesh Shechter | Producer: Hofesh Shechter Company
Once again, congratulations to the winners for their amazing films, and a warm thank you to all filmmakers who submitted! Also, a heartfelt acknowledgement to our partner Cinedans for making this year’s festival and competition such a great success! Should you be interested in the six winning films – or any of the 650 submissions this year – please contact Claudia Kruzik!
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