Light Moves Returns

Man With A Movie Camera


Light Moves, Ireland’s international festival of dance, film and media arts, will be back for its fifth edition this year, running 8-11 November. Following sell out successes in previous years, the 2018 edition will offer a programme of fascinating and cutting-edge film, dance, music and unique encounters that represent the future of dance on film, with artists and thinkers from across Ireland and around the globe.


The festival will open on with a free performance of Forecasting – a performance of one actress and her laptop, based on a collection of amateur videos ranging from the funny to the poetic to the gruesome, taken from the world’s largest video-sharing website: YouTube.


Among this year’s highlights will be a screening of Dziga Vertov’s 1929 masterpiece documentary Man With A Movie Camera, accompanied by a live score. Set in Odessa, Kiev and Moscow, few films have introduced the unique possibilities of film so completely as Man With A Movie Camera. Light Moves is delighted to present a new commissioned music score by two of Ireland’s most innovative musical voices, Dunk Murphy (also known as Sunken Foal) and Neil O’Connor (aka Somadrone). The artists, both known for significant bodies of work that span experimental music, music for concert audiences and music for film, will perform this new commission live.


Feature films being screened will include All These Sleepless Nights, winner of the Best Director prize in the World Cinema Documentary category at Sundance Film Festival 2016, and Gingerella (Rockafela) which weaves together 13 universal Cinderella tales with the contemporary story of a dancer’s search to rediscover her will to dance.


This year’s installation at Dance Limerick Finncycling-oumi-Perkele! Volume 2 from director/choreographer Martta Tuomaala dives into the dark side of Finland. A combination of politics, dark humour and protest rap in a form of an indoor cycling exercise, this is one woman’s gritty protest againstall-male austerity politics. The director of the work serves as the fitness instructor programme – and audiences can experience this film installation first hand, mimicking the protagonist’s actions on exercise bikes!


Light Moves attendees will have unprecedented access to the intimate and unconventional creative process of renowned British choreographer Siobhan Davies, who will have an open studio during the festival in Limerick Printmakers.


A series of programmes from the festival’s open call will offer audiences a chance to see short films from as far afield as China and the Russian Federation. The Ballet at Belltable programme offers explorations of the world of ballet. Films from Ireland include Company B about Ireland’s only dance group for young males; award-winning director/choreographer Ingrid Nachstern’s look at the restrictive nature of women’s clothing through the ages Shoe Horn / Office, and Ceara Conway’s Dóchas: Hope Parts 1 & 2, drawing inspiration from the journey taken by five fishermen from Carna who brought their boats from CillChaoill to Connemara in the 1950s. From very close to home, Swerve from Limerick-based dancer/choreographer Robin Palmer will be screened as part of the Remembering programme, and John’s Query from Angie Smalis, Mark Carberry and Colin Gee looks at the lives of three characters living in Limerick’s John’s Square in different eras – following a performed version of this work that took place in Dance Limerick in December.


At the end of the festival, the Light Moves 2018 Festival Awards (with a monetary worth of over €2750) will be presented. This year Dublin Dance Festival sponsors the Light Moves Outstanding Choreography and/or Performance Award.



Light Moves Festival Passes and Tickets are available from: or
Dance Limerick, 1-2 John’s Square, Limerick (cash/cheque only).

For more information on the Light Moves festival:




Programme Announced for Light Moves Festival of Screendance

 Medicated Milk


Ireland’s international festival of dance, film and media arts


Limerick 2-5 November 2017


Light Moves, Ireland’s international festival of dance, film and media arts, is back for its fourth edition this year, running 2nd-5th November with events across Limerick City. The festival invites audiences to see dance differently, with an intriguing programme packed with thought-provoking and cutting-edge new and existing work offering an inspiring and stimulating journey of discovery.

Light Moves has enjoyed sell out successes in previous years, creating a home for screendance in Limerick. This year’s festival programme offers the most exciting line up of artists yet, featuring world class dancers, filmmakers, visual artists and musicians from Ireland and as far afield as China and Iran. Highlights include works by Aernout Mik (Netherlands), Harun Farocki (Czech Republic), Cindy Sherman (USA) and Amanda Coogan (Ireland). The festival will feature live dance and music performances, exhibitions, film screenings from an open call submission, workshops, a festival symposium, talks and more.

Details of the 2017 programme were announced at Dance Limerick on Tuesday 12th September by festival curators Mary Wycherley and Jürgen Simpson, who were joined by special guest Matt Packer, director of EVA International to officially launch the programme. This was followed by a performance by producer Neil O’Connor (Somadrone).

Mary Wycherley and Jürgen Simpson said: “Screendance’s capacity to connect seems increasingly significant. It is an opportunity to reconsider the communicative qualities of movement and body and their relevance in a world increasingly shaped by screens and technology.”

Light Moves will take place in locations across Limerick, including Dance Limerick’s home in John’s Square with the historic St John’s Church, Belltable, Limerick City Gallery of Art and the University of Limerick.

The festival will begin with two events on Thursday 2nd November.  At 6pm, the installation series Screendance in the Gallery at the Limerick City Gallery of Art presented in collaboration with Light Moves will open, featuring video pieces by Aernout Mik, Harun Farocki, Cindy Sherman and Rosemary Butcher along with works from the ground-breaking Carriageworks commission 24 Frames Per Second.  This reception will be followed by the festival’s opening performance at Dance Limerick Space (St John’s Church), Moments Of Movement by award winning Berlin-based documentary filmmaker Eva Stotz & Amsterdam tap dancer Marije Nie, with guests including saxophonist Cathal Roche, percussionist Erik Kooger and live sound designer Benjamin Jefferys. Moments of Movement  tells the story of steps;  our own steps, and those of  faceless masses forced to be on the move globally. The piece combines the visually stunning and global film archive of Eva Stotz, with the virtuosic and evocative rhythms of Marije Nie.

Light Moves 2017 will feature an incredible line up of Irish artists and films including Falling Out of Standing, by CoisCéim Dance Theatre and Anú and choreographed by David Bolger, Owen Boss and Louise Lowe; I’m Roger Casement, directed by  Dearbhla Walsh and choreographed by Fearghus Ó Conchúir; Sekar Arum – Forging The Irish World Academy Javanese Gamelan directed by Maurice Gunning, and Amanda Coogan: Long Now,  which captures Amanda Coogan during a gruelling six-week live durational exhibition. Ríonach Ní Néill‘s I Modh Rúin tells the story of  women who went against the status quo and brought their families up as Irish speakers. See the Man, choreographed by Maria Nilsson Waller and directed by Jose Miguel Jimenez, focuses on a fortnight in a soccer team’s life which takes in both the last match of the season and the public presentation of their Tchaikovsky-fuelled dance performance.  Jimenez also directs Medicated Milk, choreographed by Áine Stapleton, a re-telling of the life of Lucia Joyce.

The exhibition at Limerick City Gallery of Art will showcase leading artists working in dance, film and the visual arts, for​ ​the period​ ​of​ ​the​ ​festival​  ​until​ ​January​ ​2018​ ​as​ ​part​ ​of​ ​the​ ​LCGA’s ​own programme.​  The exhibition will feature:

  • Doll Clothes by Cindy Sherman (USA), who is widely recognized as one of the most influential artists in contemporary art with her exploration of the construction of contemporary identity and the nature of representation. Doll Clothes presents a photograph of the artist as a paper doll, reflecting on Sherman’s fascination with the politics of identity, particularly in relation to women.
  • Daytime Movements by Aernout Mik (Netherlands) and Boris Charmatz. Mik’s work takes an ironic look at human behaviour placed in out-of-the-ordinary situations, with video installations that present physical and psychological states rather than a linear narrative. Boris Charmatz has long been established as one of France’s leading philosopher-choreographers. In their collaboration Daytime Movements disorder of bodies interferes in a daily environment, with every gesture hiding or revealing signs of a disturbing strangeness…
  • Workers Leaving the Factory in Eleven Decades by Harun Farocki (Czech Republic), whose work has been the subject of major exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Modern in London and elsewhere. The film on display at LCGA focuses on the area in front of a factory, an area that can be both a site of social conflict, and the boundary between a worker’s personal and professional life. The film also references the first cinematic film, Workers Leaving the Lumiére Factory in Lyon, by the early cinematographers Louis and Auguste Lumiére.
  • Rosemary Butcher‘s Vanishing Point, a moving evocation of women’s position in an often male-dominated society, with the figure of dancer and choreographer Elena Giannotti set against the desert in Andalucia. As one of the most singular British choreographers of her generation, Rosemary Butcher was a seminal figure in postmodern dance.
  • The final instalment of works shown by Light Moves 2014-2017 from 24 Frames Per Second, a​ ​major​ ​exhibition​ of​ ​24​ screen-based​ ​works​ ​by​ ​18 Australian​ ​and​ ​​6 ​international​ ​artists commissioned by Sydney’s Carriageworks art centre. This year LCGA will be displaying three of these works.

The Belltable will again be home to a programme of feature length films, chosen by the festival curators for their stunning visuals and thought-provoking interaction with the theme of screendance. “Life, death, hiccups” feature in the Hungarian Huckle, – the tale of a murder mystery in an eccentric rural community that is as funny as it is unique – and to which the Washington Post responded, ” An unforgettable experience… Wow.” Decasia  by Bill Morrison is a mesmerizing tour de force offering audiences an all-encompassing experience of cinematic grandeur, and was described by Village Voice as, “a fierce dance of destruction.” The third feature film is the multi-award-winning Lithuanian In Memory Of The Day Passed By,  set on the sidewalks of Vilnius, (Prize Film Festival Molodost, Moscow 1990, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam ‘Jury, Prize’ & ‘Audience Award’ 1990 Winner, Golden Leopard, Locarno Film Festival2007, Feature Film Prize, Barcelona).

The 2017 Light Moves Symposium will explore topics ranging from “Dance making with a 360 Camera” to “Item Numbers in Bombay Cinema: Choreographing the Sexy within the Cine Machine”, with contributors including Eva Stotz, Marije Nie, Cathal Roche, Chu-Li Shewring and Dr. Erika Balsom. Dr Balsom, senior lecturer in Film Studies at King’s College London and a  frequent contributor to Artforum and Sight and Sound, will also be giving a dedicated talk on subject of Moving Bodies: Capture and Control in the Late Works of Harun Farocki (whose Workers Leaving The Factory In Eleven Decades can be seen at the LCGA exhibition.) Filmmaker and sound designer Chu-Li Shewring, whose past experience includes producing films about the arts and working as a medical videographer at Charing Cross Hospital, will give a talk on Vibrations Movement, Media and Sound Design. Ailbhe Murphy, Director of Create, will lead a forum addressing Screendance and Community: Community, Place and Collaborative Arts, with leading artists Lucy Cash, Emily Claid, Mary Nunan and Monica Spencer. Fearghus Ó Conchúir, Áine Stapleton and David Bolger will participate in a public interview, Bodies in Time – Embracing History in Screendance.

The festival will also offer unique opportunities to learn via its Screendance Labs. Eva Stotz will lead an immersive 2-day workshop on the topic of Screendance and Documentation in Challenging Situations, discussing her documentary One Million Steps, where shooting collided with the Turkish uprising. She will look at ways to cope with extreme temperatures, sandstorms, and conflict whilst attempting to make your documentary, and address how to go into situations of political unrest and be able to create a documentary that does justice to the events portrayed.  In ScreenLab 2 Nicholas Ward and Jürgen Simpson will offer a hands-on introduction to the potential of real-time technologies in the creation and presentation of screendance, drawing upon cinema, digital art, performance and installation art. Nicholas Ward’s work explores physicality and effort in the context of performance and game design, and has been presented internationally at exhibitions and conferences including Amaze Independent Video Games Festival, Berlin; EVA International Biennial, Limerick and Venice Biennale of Architecture, Italy.  Jürgen Simpson is a composer, performer and lecturer, and director of DMARC,  whose film scores include six works with director Clare Langan  and seven screendance works with director Mary Wycherley. The Festival is also presenting a Screendance Lab for BA Students, led by Scottish screen dance artist Katrina McPherson, combining a practical exploration of screen dance and the viewing of historic and current works.

This year’s family film is the animated Ballerina, voiced by Elle Fanning.  Suitable for audiences aged 4+, this feature length animation tells the story of 11 year old  Félicie, who has no money but one big, passionate dream: to become a dancer. This film, which will be on at the Belltable at 2.30pm on the Saturday afternoon, has been described by Ross Wilcock, The People’s Movies as “great family film that’s fun, heart-warming, entertaining”.

At the end of the festival, the Light Moves 2017 Festival Awards (with a monetary worth of over  €2000)will be presented for works submitted via the open call that demonstrate particular artistic excellence in their exploration of screendance  by challenging and renewing its scope and direction.

The festival is produced by Dance Limerick in partnership with DMARC (Digital Media and Arts Research Centre) at the University of Limerick. Light Moves Festival is funded by the Arts Council, Limerick City and County Council and the J P McManus Fund.


Light Moves Festival Passes and Tickets are available from: or
Dance Limerick, 1-2 John’s Square, Limerick (cash/cheque only).
Tickets to feature films and the family film are available fromBelltable, 69 O’Connell St (061) 953400 /


All installations at Dance Limerick and Limerick City Gallery of Art.


Single sessions cost €6 (€7 on the door), feature films (including the Family Film) cost €8 (€6 for children for family film only), a full festival pass costs €75/50, as does attendance at both Screendance Labs. For further ticket details see:


For more information:

Emer Casey, Dance Limerick/Light Moves  (061) 400994 (086) 4054713 |

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Film Festivals 2017 – Here & Abroad





Light Moves Returns



Light Moves, Ireland’s festival of dance on film, is back for its third year, with a programme that showcases beautiful, thought-provoking and cutting-edge new work in Limerick venues 3rd-6th November.

This year’s festival will feature artists from home and abroad, past and present, including Merce Cunningham, Terence Malick, Olwen Fouéré, Tacita Dean, Jennifer Walshe, Temper-Mental MissElayneous, Laura U. Marks, Vivienne Dick, John Scott, Douglas Rosenberg, and Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion.

The festival is an opportunity for audiences both local and international to watch, learn, film, compose, dance, discuss and participate. The programme will include Irish and world premieres, performances, installations, workshops, labs and talks from leading artists and thinkers from across the world. The festival includes a special focus on work from Ireland, a participatory project for older people and screenings for audiences aged 4+.

Details were announced at Dance Limerick on Tuesday, 13th September by festival curators Mary Wycherley and Jürgen Simpson, who were joined by special guest Professor Mel Mercier, Chair of Performing Arts at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, to officially launch the programme.

Mary Wycherley and Jürgen Simpson said: “We invite you to delve into the rich diversity, boldness and vibrancy of screendance; film experienced through the lens of movement and choreography.”

Light Moves will take place in locations across Limerick, including Dance Limerick’s home in John’s Square with the historic St John’s Church, Belltable Arts Centre and Limerick City Gallery of Art.

The festival is produced by Dance Limerick in partnership with DMARC (Digital Media and Arts Research Centre) at the University of Limerick.


Burrows and Fargion will be showing a selection of their 52 Portraits– a year-long online project with Hugo Glendinning, in which a new short filmed portrait of a different dancer is released every Monday though 2016. The project is produced by Sadler’s Wells Theatre London and has had a total audience so far of 23,500 across 100 countries.  Burrows and Fargion will also give a live performance of their Venice Biennale commission Body Not Fit For Purpose.

Programmers are delighted to be showing two films by Tacita Dean, Featured Artist at this year’s festival.  Dean, OBE, is one of the most influential artists of her generation. She has been shortlisted for the Turner Prize and her current work includes her film Portraits with David Hockney.

  • In November 2008, Tacita Dean filmed the choreographer Merce Cunningham and his dance company rehearsing for an event in a former Ford assembly plant. Sadly, it was to be Cunningham’s last film collaboration, with Cunningham passing away a few months later.  Craneway Event is a document of a celebrated practice, of a legendary man at work, and a moment lost in time.
  • Dean’s 2015 film Event for a Stage reflects her experiences working with prolific actor Stephen Dillane as they struggled to understand and accommodate each other’s disciplines. Dillane is perhaps best known for his work in Game of Thrones.

With three feature-length screenings at the Belltable, the festival is inviting audiences to experience the choreography inherent in three extraordinary award winning films through the lens of screendance: Terrence Malick’s To The Wonder (starring Ben Affleck), Milky Way from Benedek Fliegauf and Michelangelo Frammartino‘s Le Quattro Volte.

  • To the Wonder by Malick has been described as “A cinematic miracle”, a deceptively simple love story, set against the stunning backdrop of rural America. Having fallen in love in Paris, an American engineer (Affleck) and a French-Russian former ballerina (Olga Kurylenko )come to Oklahoma, where problems arise.. . This work was described by The New Yorker “as a sort of dance” with Malick directing “as if using the camera to make paintings in motion.”The New Yorker concluded that this film “deserves to endure as an artistic landmark.”
  • Le Quattro Volte is an extraordinary film, in which director/writer Frammartino documents the life of a goatherd in the beautiful but impoverished village of his birth, leading us to reflect on the world around us and our place in it. “Its view of nature is among the most profound, expansive and unsettling I have every encountered” wrote The New York Times, while Film Ireland said, “Movie making at its best… Do yourself a favour and go see.”
  • The third film is Milky Way / Tejút from Hungarian/German director/writer Taking place over the course of a single day, each self-contained scene tells a story. With beautiful visual style and a meticulously crafted sound design, the viewer is immersed in an intimate sensory experience.  Fliegauf says, “Milky Way is a unique kind of nature film where, instead of giraffes and penguins, we see humans.” Milky Way was winner of theGolden Leopard, Locarno Film Festival 2007 and won the Feature Film Prize at the Barcelona (L’Alternativa) Independent Film Festival.

The Keynote Address will be given by Festival Guest Dr Laura U Marks. Marks, of Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, works on the media arts of the Arab and Muslim world and intercultural perspectives on new media.  Her address will be entitled “Suwar fil Sarayan – Figures in Flow.”  Dr Erin Brannigan of the University of New South Wales and founding Director of ReelDance will be another a Festival Guest, talking about “Intermedial Composition: Dance and the Contemporary Arts.”

Invited works will include Passage from Shirin Neshat. The films of this renowned Iranian-born artist explore the culture of Islam, especially the condition of women in that world.  In Passage, a group of men carry a body wrapped in white cloth across a beach; in the distance, a group of women veiled in black chadors dig a grave with their hands, while a child arranges a circle of stones.  These enigmatic scenes, set to a haunting score by Philip Glass, were inspired by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Another invited work is For Maynard, a cinematic rendition of Simon Whitehead’s live performance work Studies for Maynard, directed by Tanya Syed, an artist filmmaker whose work explores performance, gesture, ritual and androgyny. In Shelly Love’s Betwixt and Between, the award winning artist and director uses 18th century ladies’ portraiture as inspiration, exploring the choreography of glances and small gestures, working with a Lady Sitter and a stuffed dog.

Short films from across the globe will offer topics including a supernatural thriller, a B-boy’s adventure, Tarot theories and women cycling round the Aran Islands.  This year, Light Moves pays particular attention to screendance in Ireland, especially as 2016 is an important year in Irish commemoration. Proclamation from Jason Akira Somma and John Scott presents fragments of Patrick Pearse’s Proclamation in a dreamscape of water, reflecting on the migrant crisis. Ingrid Nachstern will present Freedom – To Go! -a commentary on present day America, in verse form. Vivienne Dick‘s Red Moon Rising is a journey, “towards a renewal of our embodiment with the Earth through dance, performance and the spoken word.” The shorts programmes will also feature new works from students, and a strand of films in black and white.

Limerick City Gallery of Art (LCGA) will be home to the screenings from visual artist Tacita Dean and will also exhibit works from the ground-breaking 24 Frames Per Second project developed by Sydney-based contemporary multi-arts centre Carriageworks. These works will include The Fourth Notebook, which takes Nijinsky’s letter “To mankind”as the score for new choreography by London-based dancer Banjamin Ord. Other installations at the Gallery will include Lift, Carry, Hold by Douglas Rosenberg, in which Rosenberg invites participants to allow him to lift and hold them for as long as his strength allows.

The Light Moves Symposium, along with Laura U Mark’s Keynote Address and Burrows and Fargion’s presentation of 52 Portraits, will include presentations on topics as diverse as politics, mortality, outer space and flamenco in an exploration of the nature of identity in screendance, film, dance and media, and their relationships to wider fields of study.

The two day Light Moves Screendance Lab will be an opportunity to explore ideas and create new work, led by Shelly Love (Betwixt and Between) and composer Michael Fleming, whose work for TV and film has been showcased nationally and internationally.

Indicative of the fact that programmers Wycherley and Simpson have created a home in Limerick for international sceendance, the festival will host the launch of the publication of The Oxford Handbook of Screendance Studies, edited by Douglas Rosenberg.  The arrival of this volume is a watershed moment marking the full institutional recognition of the field.

Light Moves is also delighted to be presenting a selection of the best new short films for children from around the world. With stories about cool cats, singing chicks, talking mushrooms and bright ideas, there’s something for everyone in this collection of short animated and live-action films. The programme, entitled Short Tales, is presented in association with IFI Family Festival 2016.

For older people, there will be a Dance And Filmmaking Workshop For People Aged 50+ with choreographer Philippa Donnellan, Director of CoisCéim BROADREACH, the access participation strand of CoisCéim Dance Theatre, and filmmaker Mary Wycherley, curator of Light Moves and Dance Artist-in-Residence in Limerick. Taking place 21st October, this workshop will give participants the opportunity to direct and perform in their own dance films.

At the end of the festival, the Light Moves 2016 Festival Awards will be presented for works submitted via the Open Call that demonstrate particular artistic excellence in their exploration of screendance.

Funded by the Arts Council, Limerick City and County Council and the JP McManus Fund.


Light Moves Festival Passes and Tickets are available from:  or
Dance Limerick, 1-2 John’s Square, Limerick (cash/cheque only)
Tickets to feature films and family film are available from the Belltable, 60 O’Connell St (061) 774774 /

Some events are free, single sessions &  the Family Film event s cost €5, feature films €7, a full festival pass costs €60/50, as does  the Screendance Lab. For details see:



Call For: Submissions for Light Moves


Light Moves festival of screendance has announced the Open Call for our second festival scheduled to take place 19-22 November 2015 in Limerick, Ireland.

Filmmakers, choreographers and video artists are invited to submit screendance works for consideration for the forthcoming 2015 programme of dance film and video art with movement as a central theme.  The Festival will take place at the Dance Limerick performance space in Limerick, Ireland. Submissions of short films, long films, documentaries and installations are welcome from both professional and student film makers.

Early bird deadline Friday 1 May 2015 | Final deadline Wednesday 10 June 2015

Full details, submission forms and fees are available at:   Please read the Terms & Conditions on the website prior to submitting your film.


Closing Date for Film Submissions is August 1st


Limerick November 6 – 9, 2014

The Closing Date for film submissions to Light Moves festival of screendance is fast approaching.  Closing on August 1st, Light Moves has invited filmmakers, choreographers and video artists to submit screendance works for consideration for their forthcoming 2014 programme of dance film and video art with movement as a central theme.  The Festival will take place November 6 – 9 2014 at the Dance Limerick Daghdha space in Limerick, Ireland. Submissions can be made via the website and the submission deadline is August 1st.  Light Moves will award a range of prizes to both established and student works for works submitted via the open call.  Full details are available at:

Submission Guidelines

Works considered shall include:

• Long films exceeding 20 minutes duration to be presented in a cinematic context.

• Short films not exceeding 20 minutes duration to be presented in a cinematic context.

• Short films and video art to be presented on individual displays in a gallery/installation context.

Works for the cinematic context will be presented at scheduled screenings with the facility to screen in HD, up to 2.39 widescreen and in stereo or 5.1 surround sound. 

Light Moves welcomes works that embrace dance and all forms of movement through the art of film and video art. Submissions that attend to the unique potential of cinematography and sound as well as alternate forms such as animation and computer modeling will all be considered. Dance documentary films are welcome. Whilst previously screened works are accepted, particular consideration will be given to recent works in the selection process.

Final Film Submission Deadline: August 1st. 

Submissions can be made through the website.  Please read the Terms & Conditions on the website prior to submitting your film. 


Entrance fees are as follows:

• Standard Fee: €20 (Deadline for submissions is August 1st 2014)

• Early Bird Fee: €15 (Deadline for early bird submissions is July 1st)

• Student Fee: €10 (Deadline August 1st 2014. Please indicate affiliation in submission)

For further information, please see and you can contact us re submissions at


Call For: Submissions for Light Moves

Call for

Illustration: Adeline Pericart

The inaugural Limerick based international festival of screendance, Light Moves, has announced details of its open call for film submissions.

The festival will be the first of its kind in Ireland and is dedicated to the art of dance film and video art with movement as a central theme. Combining invited works and open submissions, Light Moves will showcase the unique diversity of movement on screen via a series of curated events in the exceptional setting of the Dance Limerick Daghdha Space. Light Moves is curated and directed by Mary Wycherley and Jürgen Simpson in collaboration with Dance Limerick and DMARC (Univ. of Limerick) with additional support from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance (Univ. of Limerick). It is a Limerick City of Culture legacy project and is produced by Jenny Traynor.

The festival will include feature length films, short film screenings, panel discussions, symposium speakers and an extensive mentored and technically supported Dance Film Lab.  Full programme details will be announced September 1st 2014.

Light Moves invites filmmakers, choreographers and video artists to submit works for consideration for the forthcoming 2014 events.  Submissions can be made via their website and the submission deadline is August 1stwith an early bird deadline of July 1st. Light Moves will award a range of prizes to both established and student works for those works submitted via the open call.

Full details available at: