Press release: For two weeks viewers can purchase viewing 7 day access to films screened at the January 2020 in Los Angeles. Through the generosity of the presented filmmakers, the box office will support DCW’s programs. Following the festival run, many of the films will remain available to OVID subscribers, with future revenue going to the filmmakers.
One of the beauties of an event like Dance Camera West is that it is part of a very large international community of performing artists and filmmakers that are particularly hard hit due to the COVID crisis because of the very public nature of our work. Dance Camera West had a 2020 touring plan in place (including screenings at the Los Angeles Dance Festival, The Frida CInema, The Muckanthaler Cultural Center, and Arts Power at UC San Diego.) Now that live events are on pause and must be rescheduled and/or re-envisioned, DCW is still working to sustain itself and its filmmakers financially. Through a partnership with DCW festival sponsor OVID.TV, DCW 2020 is now available for home viewing, joining a platform that already hosts a fine collection of dance films streaming online.
Dance Camera West Executive Director Kelly Hargraves says, "DCW2020 was a resounding success. The diversity and breadth of the programming presented in DCW2020 was, ultimately, our greatest success. We have received notes of praise and requests to view the films in the months since January so we are so very proud to now be able to share it with wider audiences.”
DCW2020 success highlights included creating a more inclusive, diverse selection committee of LA artists/curators; a record numbers of film subscriptions film submissions; a record number of films presented from over 40 countries; large audiences; and most importantly, the fulfillment of the DCW mission to create revenue for artists through live event presentation and distribution."
DCW invites you to spend some of your indoor time watching this beautiful, international selection of dance films, share them with friends and students and stay tuned for updates on our touring plans and DCW2021, which is now accepting submissions here!