Welcome to Dance for the Camera 2015!

DATES:  JULY 26th to AUGUST 8TH, 2015

LOCATED IN BEAUTIFUL VICTORIA BC CANADA, DFTC 2015 is a unique opportunity for established and emerging choreographers, filmmakers, videographers, dancers and visual artists to explore dance/movement for the camera under the mentorship of  Grace Salez (Independent Filmmaker) and Constance Cooke (Choreographer).

DFTC’s participants are individually assisted while exploring the technical, practical and artistic challenges involved in producing a dance/movement video in a supportive and collaborative environment. Exercises with camera and dance are explored before diving into your finale video project. Daily screenings of contemporary dance films representing the cutting edge of dance for the camera films/videos are followed by discussions. Screenings of your video project in progress are followed by critical feedback to assist you in bringing your final video project to a public screening on the last day of the DFTC program.

Technicians will advise and support you in your technical needs.

Access to cameras, tripods, lighting kits, and edit suites with FCP or iMovie edit programs.
View our technical support page for more detail.


Constance Cooke, starts off each day with a contemporary movement class, developed especially for DFTC’s program. Interested Dancers who want to be part of this project please visit our CALL FOR DANCERS page (click on browser above) for more information.


Video projects completed by our participants during the last 5 years have been selected to screen at the following festivals: Leeds International Film Festival; Portobello; London; FLEXIFF, Australia; Stem Cell Film Festival; Herland Film and Video Festival, Edmonton; Northwest Film Forum – Local Sightings, Seattle; Dance on Camera New York; Lincoln Center. NY; Bassel, Switzerland; Local Visions; Romp!, Victoria; Baltimore Women’s Film Festival; St John’s Newfoundland; MADance Screen Salon, Toronto.

Click Dance for the Camera Gallery and view DFTC individual video projects completed by the program’s past participants.

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