We can now announce the curators’ choice award for films submitted to the International Awards category.
The city of Venice with its lagoon is an example of a historic city that is at great risk of being swallowed by water. “Intertidal. Barene” is aimed at raising awareness of the issue that this ecosystem brings with it. A precise dialogue with the environment, consisting of natural elements and put in relation to the elements created by humans. The dancing language comes from a specific relationship with the location and perception through the lens of the camera.
The film was selected by Simon Fildes, Iliyana Nedkova and Gitta Wigro from the films submitted to the International screendance awards category.
The panel felt the film was an unhurried eco poetic portrayal of a fragile environment, guided by camera and choreography to raise awareness of urgent issues without the film seeming polemical. Congratulations to the whole production team for gaining 2 awards at the festival.
DRAMATURGY, PRODUCTION: Confluenze
ARTISTIC DIRECTION, PERFORMER: Anja Dimitrijević
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, EDITOR: Laura Santini
MUSIC COMPOSER, FOLEY ARTIST: Michele Deiana
CHOREOGRAPHER: Paloma Leyton
PROJECT ASSISTANT, CHOREOGRAPHER: Lucrezia Stenico
COSTUME DESIGN: Anja Dimitrijević, Paloma Leyton, Laura Santini
AUDIO PRODUCTION: Emanuele Frison (V.E.R-V.)
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Alessandra Marin
They sent us a statement in response to the award. “Very delighted to receive this important recognition! We would like to thank all the people who helped us in the process of spreading awareness on this ecological topic through movement and film. The lagoon of Venice is a very dynamic ecosystem that has to deal with a continuous challenge to survive. We intend the concept of a city as not only the island of Venice, but as the whole lagoon. The lagoon area is also home to a vast biodiversity, including many bird species at risk of extinction. The Venetian Lagoon is the most enduring of the world due to the historical management of humans, and now it is facing a very delicate moment over a climate change epoch. In “Intertidal. Barene” the dancing body explores the liminal zones by shifting the focus on its delicate islands of salt marshes that might be still conserved. It searches for a de-anthropocentric dialogue where the body is embedded into a horizontal connection to the environment. The music becomes a multi-layered language that explores and evokes this reality and perceived condition. “
The panel would like to give a special mention to the films “Jah Intervention” , “4” and “Navigation” for their outstanding skills and impact in the programme.