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2016 DANCES WITH FILMS AWARD WINNERS AT CLOSING FESTIVAL GALA

“VIRTUAL REVOLUTION” And “NEXT STOP” taking top prizes

(LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 13, 2016) The Dances With Films, the paradigmatic Film Festival in Los Angeles announced their Awards winners at Sunday’s Awards Gala and the closing night of its 19th Festival edition. This year’s Dances With Films (DWF) showcased an exceptional and diverse group of filmmakers premiering 161 films, with the competitive lineup including 16 narrative features and 31 short films. The 47 competitive films line-up with a record 47 premieres – 22 World, 3 North American, 1 US premieres, 15 West Coast, 2 California, 1 Los Angeles, and 3 Southern California.

COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS

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IT WAS JUST A LOOK by Khayyam Khan, won DWF’s 2015 Cinema Vortex Challenge sponsored by Blackmagic Design.  This utilizes the amazing technology of Blackmagic Design’s URSA camera featuring a 4.6K Super 35 sensor with global shutter.

What’s more remarkable about this winning short (one of 7 shot during the 2015 festival)?  It was shot in less than an hour using only available light from 2 poster boxes outside the Chinese Theatres.  WATCH ALL THE FILMS

FILMS MADE FOR KIDS and FILMS MADE BY KIDS Dances With Kidz! returns for year 3!

DWF is thrilled to announce the 3rd Edition of DANCES WITH KIDZ!  Sitting beside her big sister at the Chinese Theatres in June 2016, DWK presents the most creatively inspired, kid and family focused films by professionals AND young auteurs alike on the indie circuit.

ayearandchange-posterA YEAR AND CHANGE (which world premiered at DWF18) has announced that it will be released by Vision Films, Inc. on November 24th, 2015.  Congrats to Stephen Suettinger and his crew! ayearandchangemovie.com

 

120days-poster120 DAYS (which had its west coast premiere at DWF17) has been released everywhere!  The doc, by Ted Roach, captures an intimate, inside look at the lives of one family of undocumented immigrants who have been living and working in the United States illegally for over twelve years. 120daysmovie.com

 

TheBreakIn_posterTHE BREAK-IN, which signed a deal at the 2015 festival, opens in theatres in  Sweden this coming January!… plus will be available on DVD/VOD throughout the U.S. and Canada.  Congrats to filmmakers Marcus Ovnell and Jenny Lampa!  On top of that – they are rumored to be working with fellow DWF alum Zack Parker on some upcoming projects. The Break-In

 

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