Boulder Ballet presents its first Annual Dance Film Festival March 25-28, 2021.
This virtual festival includes two programs showcasing up and coming artists from across the nation as well as professional artists from all dance genres. Bringing together the mediums of dance and film, Boulder Ballet brings the mediums of dance and film together to celebrate and promote artists of all dance disciplines in an evening of art sure to uplift.
Opening night festivities catered by GB Culinary – these delicious nosh boxes are offered as an add on to the ticket price and can be picked up at The Dairy’s back parking lot on March 25th between 10AM-12PM.
House Truffled Potato Chips (GF)
Spicy Mustard + Crisps
Artisan Charcuterie (GF)
House Pickles (GF)
Candied Nuts (GF)
Chocolate Coffee Cookies
Accepting submissions through Sunday Feb 21 at midnight!
To submit a film to the festival please complete the form below and send the $10 application fee (covers adjudication and administrative fees) through the PayPal link provided.
– All films must be received by February 21 at midnight to be considered.
– Please only send downloadable links to your film — HD film at 720p or above is recommended.
– Films must be created within the last two years.
– Suggested length: 5 minutes or less, more than 10 minutes will not be accepted.
– Dance in all forms is encouraged, specifically looking for creativity, innovation, excellence in cinematography, and diversity (in casting, music or style).
All chosen films will be notified by Friday March 12, 2021.
Any questions? Email email@example.com
Win up to $500!
Judge’s choice – $300
Audience Favorite- $200
Meet The Panelists
Boulder Ballet is delighted to introduce our panel of adjudicators. These esteemed artists have roots internationally as dancers, film makers, choreographers and educators. Please find out more about their work below!
Christopher Rudd (2019 Guggenheim Choreography Fellow) is a Jamaican born dance-maker who creates by blending contemporary ballet, modern dance, and at times the aerial arts. He founded RudduR Dance in 2015 to create works of high artistic merit and to better the world through dance. Since then, he has received awards, residencies, and grants from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, New Music USA, CUNY Dance Initiative, STREB Lab for Action Mechanics (twice), World Learning, U.S. Embassy Burkina Faso, and Arts Envoy to name a few. RudduR Dance presented works on 4 continents in 4 years and made its SummerStage debut by participating in a globally accessible Juneteenth Tribute on June 19, 2020. Mr. Rudd was recently commissioned by American Ballet Theatre for their Fall 2020 Lincoln Center season. However, due to COVID-19, this work, TOUCHÉ was be presented digitally on the ABT Youtube Channel. TOUCHÉ made headlines for being the first homosexual work in the company’s 80 year history.
Jenny Stulberg is a Los Angeles based dance artist, filmmaker, and educator inspired by the symbiotic relationship between dance and film. Drawn to the intimacy of movement within both mediums, her work aims to highlight the idiosyncratic beauty of what it means to be human. In 2014, Jenny co-founded Simpson/Stulberg Collaborations, a San Francisco-based performance company, with Lauren Simpson, and is co-Executive Producer of Shut In Dance Film Festival, a digital festival created in response to the recent pandemic, alongside Nicole Berger. Her films have earned screenings at several international festivals including The San Francisco Dance Film Festival, ADF International Screendance Festival, and Dance Camera West, to name a few. She is an adjunct professor in the LEAP Program at St. Mary’s College and teaches screendance workshops across the country. Jenny holds an MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and BFA from Western Michigan University. www.jennystulberg.com
Yumelia Garcia was born in Caracas, Venezuela, beginning her professional ballet training at the
Escuela de Ballet Gustavo Franklin, Vaganova School. Yumelia joined the National Ballet de Caracas at the age of 15, and went on to perform as a principle with Milwaukee Ballet and as a soloist with The Joffrey Ballet. Garcia returned to University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to complete a bachelor’s degree in
Communication, graduating with honors in 2017. After graduation, Garcia utilized her degree and bi-lingual skills by joining Futura Language Professionals, planning, organizing, and implementing Spanish curriculum for elementary students, integrating Latin and American cultures throughout the Milwaukee area. She continues to remain in touch with the world of dance, bringing an invaluable eye and a lifetime of experience by teaching, coaching and staging ballets. Expanding her teaching and coaching skills she is now a certified ACE Personal Trainer and Barre Workout Fitness Instructor, a ballet-focused fitness regimen. She educates and trains students at Danceworks Milwaukee, Invivo Wellness, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and teaches master classes for the Department of Dance at UWM. Her devotion to dance and fitness has created a demand for her as a trainer, coach and **instructor.
Eric Garcia is a devised theater artist, drag queen, and activist whose feet are deeply rooted in the Bay Area. He is the Co-Director of Detour Dance and the Tiny Dance Film Festival. Inspired by personal narrative and storytelling, Eric has collaboratively worked with groups of incarcerated men, senior adults, LGBTQ youth, and self-identified non-dancers on various performance projects. He was the Spring 2017 choreographer-in-residence at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance and a 2016-17 Emerging Arts Professionals SF/BA Fellow. He is the recipient of the 2017 CHIME Award with Margaret Jenkins Dance Company. He proudly serves as Production Coordinator with Fresh Meat Productions, Sean Dorsey Dance, and the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival. He previously served as a juror for the 2016 San Francisco Dance Film Festival.
Kristen Demaree has an MFA in Dance and a BFA in Film Studies, both from the University of Colorado. Kristen studied film with Phil Solomon and the late Stan Brakhage with a concentration on experimental film styles that included working with various film formats such as16mm, and video. She received the “Best Student Film Award” for her film “Hands” (2004) 16mm with Elissa Lee. She worked as an editor intern for the Grammy nominated film “Brian Wilson: SMiLE” (2006). Locally, Demaree has collaborated with Third Law Dance Theater creating films for live dance production. Her underwater film “Ondine” (2006) with Elvira Stewart toured with San Souci Film festival. She has created many films for live dance productions for her own company “Delusions of Grandeur Productions”, as well as the short documentary about her mother, “Everyone’s Tribute to Barbara Demaree”. During 2020 Demaree created the film “Let the Body Speak” for Boulder Ballet, as well as converting her choreography for the Nutcracker Snow as a short dance film for Centennial State Ballet. Her plans for the future are to create some dance films that feature dancers of all ages and abilities in nature, as a form of memorializing the pandemic and imagining a better future.