07 February 2012


For the fifth time, JOINT ADVENTURES is inviting choreographers, dancers, film and (multi-)media artists to develop new aesthetic approaches and visual languages for choreography and film in a 60-second ad format in the CHOREOGRAPHIC CAPTURES context.

They are searching for works that operate choreographically with the film medium, react creatively towards movement, leave room for experimentation and initiate unusual aesthetic dialogues with the film audience: “Expanded Choreography”. The objective is to discover the endless choreographic possibilities within film – with, but also separated from the moving body in front of a camera, as well as in editing, rhythm, abstraction or animation.

The films submitted to the competition will be judged and the winners selected by an external and independent jury of experts; the jurors are active in the international film and dance worlds. Two prizes will be awarded in two categories. The jury awards monetary prizes for the artistic quality of the films in the amount of up to € 2.000. In addition, prizes will also be awarded in the “cinema” category that includes the presentation of the winning films throughout Germany and Europe: the films will be shown at cinemas during the ads prior to the feature film. The awards ceremony and presentation of the winning films will take place on June 30th, 2012 during the Filmfest Munich.

The goal of the short-film project initiated by JOINT ADVENTURES with the support of the German Federal Cultural Foundation is to anchor the various forms of representation and realization of choreography and film in the audience’s consciousness. The annual international competition and the project’s website – www.choreooo.org – are meant to give this art form space for artistic input, exchange, networking and presentation in order to advance the interaction between choreography and media art.

All information required for participating in the competition is available at: www.choreooo.org.

Deadline is April 30th, 2012.