Light Moves Festival Awards

Light Moves Festival looks forward to presenting the following awards for works submitted via the Open Call that demonstrate particular artistic excellence in their exploration of screendance by challenging and renewing its scope and direction.

Light Moves Festival looks forward to presenting the following awards for works submitted via the 2018 Open Call.

The selected films demonstrate particular artistic excellence in their exploration of screendance by challenging and renewing its scope and direction.

  • Light Moves Festival Prize for Outstanding Overall Work

  • Light Moves Innovative Use of Sound Award

  • Light Moves Outstanding Choreography and/or Performance Award SPONSORED BY DUBLIN DANCE FESTIVAL

  • Light Moves Outstanding National/International Student Work Award

  • Light Moves Short Film Audience Award (under 30 minutes)

The shortlist and winners of the awards will be announced at the Light Moves Awards Ceremony on Sunday 11 November at 4.30pm. We hope that the recognition attributed to the award-winning works encourages their creators to continue to strive for excellence and to push the boundaries and possibilities of screendance ever further.

The recipients of the Light Moves 2017 Awards were:

Joint Winners:
SEE THE MAN – Directed by Jose Miguel Jimenez. Choreographed by Maria Nilson Waller
BHAIRAVA  Directed by Marlene Millar and Philip Szporer. Choreographed by Shantala Shivalingappa

LIGHT MOVES OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY AND / OR PERFORMANCE AWARD

SEPARATE SENTENCES – Directed by Amie Dowling and Austin Forbord. Choreographed by Aime Dowling

LIGHT MOVES INNOVATIVE USE OF SOUND / MUSIC AWARD

SEE | OBEY– Directed by Jouka Valkama. Choreographed by Susanna Leinonen. Composer / Sound by Kasperi Laine

LIGHT MOVES OUTSTANDING NATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL STUDENT WORK AWARD

THE DÉRIVE – Directed and choreographed by Tanin Torabi

The guest adjudicators for the 2017 Awards were : Úna McCarthy, Alexandre Iseli, Judith Ring, and Anna MacDonald.

All filmmakers whose works are selected from the Open Call receive a Light Moves Official Selection laurel, while award-winners receive a bespoke Light Moves Award laurel after the festival.