screendance miami festival

Awarded Best Festival by Miami New Times, ScreenDance Miami is a festival that takes place each January at various venues. Currently produced by the Miami Light Project and directed by Pioneer Winter, the festival was originally produced by Tigertail Productions and directed by Pioneer Winter. ScreenDance Miami is in its 6th year of programming with clear intention that reflects the current social climate with a focus on women filmmakers and filmmakers who capture on screen the realities and bodies of people of color. ScreenDance Miami has grown from a two-night short film festival to now offering two feature length films as well as three programs of shorts from across the globe and locally. ScreenDance Miami highlights choreographers and directors who are working with emerging and new concepts in regard to movement and dance on film and dance on camera. The festival has been created to support professionals in this field and to support the development of dance created for the camera.

2019 Festival Trailer

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 through Saturday, January 19, 2019

Wed, Jan 16, 3:00-6:00 pm | The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse

  • Workshop with Gabri Christa | Creative Process: Planning Your Film Shoot

Wed, Jan 16, 6:00-7:00 pm | The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse

  • Student Short Films

Wed, Jan 16, 7:00-9:00 pm | The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse

  • Workshop with Becky Flowers, Niurca Marquez, and Claudio Marcotulli | Eyebody

Thur, Jan 17, 7:00-9:00 pm, Opening Night | The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse

  • Feature film MA (2015) by Celia Rowlson-Hall with additional films Sound and Sole by Cara Hagan, Thuis, Home, Heimat by Milhoushka Bokma, and Spieglein, Spieglein by Maria Theresa Barbist

    • Screening followed by panel with Gabri Christa, Adele Myers, and Janet McDaniel.

Fri, Jan 18, 8:00-9:30 pm, Wallcast at SoundScape Park | New World Symphony

  • Feature film If the Dancer Dances (2018, Florida Premiere) by Maia Wechsler and Lise Friedman with short film And So Say All of Us (2018, Florida Premiere) by Mitchell Rose

Sat, Jan 19, 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm | Pérez Art Museum Miami

  • Florida Focus and Open Call, 12:00 pm

    • Screening followed by Q&A with Gabri Christa and Pioneer Winter.

  • Invited films from Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival and Moving-Body Image Festival/Barnard

    • Screening followed by Q&A with Moving Body-Moving Image director Gabri Christa, Third Horizon director Jason Fitzroy Jeffers, and audience.

2018 Festival Trailer

2018 Program Schedule

Wednesday, January 17 through Sunday, January 21, 2018

Wed, Jan 17, 6:00-8:00 pm | The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse

  • Workshop with Randy Valdes | In the Dark about Lighting?

Thur, Jan 18, 7:00 pm, Opening Night | The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse

  • Feature film Bronx Gothic, featuring Okwui Okpokwasili and directed by Andrew Rossi, in partnership with O Cinema (Q&A with Gabri Christa and Michelle Grant-Murray follows) and Afro Promo #1 Kinglady featuring Nora Chipaumire

Fri, Jan 19, 7:00 pm  | Soho Beach House

  • New Dutch short film collection in partnership with Cinedans Dance on Screen Festival (Q&A with Dutch choreographer Gabri Christa and dancer Lize-Lotte Pitlo follows)

Sat, Jan 20, 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm | Pérez Art Museum Miami

  • Screenings | Official Selections

    • Florida Focus, 12:00 PM (Q&A with Gabri Christa and Pioneer Winter follows)

    • Dance Abroad, 2:00 PM (Q&A with Gabri Christa and Pioneer Winter follows)

Sun, Jan 21, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse

  • Workshop with Gabri Christa | Creative Process: From Brain to Body to Screen

2017 Festival Trailer