The Inspired Dance Youth Film Festival, to be held this July, is dedicated to the future of the dance film industry and the young people who will make that future. The festival invites young dancers and filmmakers to come together in July for a unique celebration of dance, film, creativity, artistic growth and personal development.
The festival’s mission is to inspire, engage and educate the young through a program of dance masterclasses, film workshops and talks from experts in the personal skills needed to thrive.
The July festival includes the following masterclasses: tap with Dein Perry, internationally acclaimed creator of stage shows Tap Dogs and Steel City and the movie Bootmen; contemporary with Sarah Boulter, partner at Ev & Bow dance studio and an award-winning choreographer; funk/hip hop with Stephen Tannos, choreographer, director and dance filmmaker; and jazz/musical theatre with Amy Campbell, performer, choreographer and resident director for the Australian production of Hamilton.
In addition, workshops held will include an in-depth workshop with co-founder and director of the influential SmartFone Flick Fest, Angela Blake, on how to make a cinematic quality film on your smartphone.
Tannos and his team will speak about successful dance filmmaking through discussions about collaboration, craft and more. Counsellor, life coach and former music theatre performer Will Centurion will guide participants working in the performing arts to a better understanding of how to face and overcome challenges, find ways of coping, understand feelings and behaviours, and building creative confidence.
The three-day festival culminates on 11 July, with the Red Carpet Gala Screening of finalists in the 2020 competition and the Awards Ceremony honouring winners in each category.
Tickets are now on sale for workshops, masterclasses and the Gala Screening. For more information, visit inspireddance.com.au/id-youth-film-festival.