READY, SET, FEST, 2018

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 SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN – LINEUP COMING SOON

SOUTH PARK | BALBOA PARK | NORTH PARK

SAN DIEGO, CA

SEPTEMBER 21 - OCTOBER 6, 2018


40 NORTH Dance Film Fest is an international dance film festival based in San Diego, CA – programming a wide range of dance films which join multiple disciplines and genres. The 4th annual 40 NORTH Fest will take place September 21st - October 6th, 2018.

Featuring a visual feast of dance on camera in curated environments and intimate screenings, 40 NORTH is thrilled to showcase a growing number of programs which include: Curated Film Screenings, Immersive Dance + Media Installations, Panels and new Community Workshop + Collaborative Gallery. 

40 NORTH’s mission is to: 

  • Celebrate and promote accessibility to dance through dancefilm – the rapidly evolving future of the art form
  • Showcase diverse dance and film styles while educating, uplifting and expanding both our local and international dance communities
  • Create a forum to share the diverse genres of both dance and film, providing a platform for all voices to speak and be heard & a communal space for cross-disciplinary artists and audiences alike.

2017 FESTIVAL LINEUP

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THE 2017 LINEUP

THE WHISTLE STOP: SHORTS PROGRAM I

MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS: SHORTS PROGRAM II

ART PRODUCE: SHORTS PROGRAM III

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ADDITIONAL 2017 FESTIVAL EVENTS INCLUDE:

ART PRODUCE VIP DINNER

PANEL @ ART PRODUCE 

CREATING NEW SPACE: Women Effecting Change through Media and Performance Arts

IMMERSIVE/INTERACTIVE INSTALLATIONS @ ART PRODUCE

IN OTHER WORDS, OTHER WORLDS by Summer Dunsmore | the loneliest part of here is now by Zaquia Salinas

2016 FESTIVAL ARCHIVE

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2016 Official Selections: I

White Box Theater

Opening night 2016 at the White Box Theater in the Arts District at Liberty Station in San Diego. Featuring cutting edge work form professional filmmakers paired with an outstanding student selection from both local and international filmmakers. Screening a wide range of film styles – including narrative, fashion, animation, experimental, and documentary – bringing dance and film from artists at the forefront of movement on screen. Beverages, beer, wine and light snacks will be available.

*Audience in attendance will be eligible to vote for the evening's Audience Choice Award

SATURDAY, October 15th, 7:30 PM (75 minutes) - Doors open at 7:00

White Box Live Arts Theater 2590 Truxtun Rd, #205, San Diego CA 92016

 

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SAN DIEGO PREMIERE: "MA" by Celia Rowlson-Hall

Museum of Photographic Arts | MoPA San Diego

MA, directed by choreographer turned filmmaker, Celia Rowlson-Hall, is a award-winning feature length film detailing the journey of the heroine Ma (Rowlson-Hall), through the American desert as a modern day Mother Mary. Rowlson-Hall’s debut feature film – winning awards at both AFI Fest (American Film Institute – Los Angeles, CA) and Venice Film Festival (Venice, Italy) – will make it’s San Diego premier at the Museum of Photographic Arts’ Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theater. Film and dance enthusiasts alike won’t want to miss out on this truly unique film!

THURSDAY, October 20th, 7:30 PM (85 minutes) - Doors open at 7:00

Museum of Photographic Arts San Diego, Joan & Irwin Jacobs Theater, 1649 El Prado, San Diego CA 92103

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2016 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: II

Art Produce & ChuckAlek Biergarten

Closing night 2016 under the stars at Art Produce North Park and ChuckAlek Biergarten. Featuring a visually striking program of official section short dance films from all over the world. Professional artists in both the dance and film industry populate this curated and vibrant evening. Garden open at 6:30pm to enjoy and explore this fun and cultural open-air environment which includes local food and beer in the artisanal garden as well as a multi-channel, immersive dancefilm gallery wherein a selection of visually stunning experimental films will be screened simultaneously. Come celebrate the closing night by experiencing dance film in a variety of environments and styles followed by a closing reception with drinks and post screening dancing open to the community!

*Audience in attendance will be eligible to vote for the evening's Audience Choice Award

SATURDAY, October 22nd, 7:30 PM (75 minutes) - Gate opens at 6:30

Art Produce 3139 University Ave, San Diego CA 92104

Official Teaser/Trailer: "MA" - Celia Rowlson-Hall

2016 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS I & II TEASER/TRAILER


2015 Official Selections, Winners, Film Notes, Bios, + More available here