Shining the spotlight on dance on film.
Following a successful inaugural season in 2022, our short dance film series 8-COUNT returns to the festival with two live screenings, each one followed by an artist chat with select creators. This year's eight films have been hand picked by our esteemed Selection Committee of professionally acclaimed film and dance artists through our first open call.
Showcasing eight distinct short dance films produced and directed by both national and international creators, this year’s 8-COUNT will premiere at our newest festival venue, Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema and return to Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre at York University. Each live screening will include a lively moderated artist chat right after the films are presented.
This year's 8-COUNT films include:
Co-Directed by Adam Daniel Mezei and Crystal Finn-Dunn
Burn From The Inside
Ballet Black on Film. Directed and Choreographed by Mthuthuzeli November
Choreographed and performed by Karen and Allen Kaeja. Directed by Moze Mossanen
Choreographed by Margie Gillis. Directed by Louis-Martin Charest. Performed by Ruth Naomi Levin
A film by William Yong. Choreography by Lina Cruz. Featuring Sylvie Bouchard. Produced by BoucharDanse.
Choreographed by Roberto Campanella. Directed by Moze Mossanen. Performed by Dani Jazzar and Johanna Bergfelt
Directed and Choreographed by Geanderson Mello and Mio Sakamoto
Reflejos del Tiempo (Reflections of Time)
Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company
Learn more about this year’s 8-COUNT films and their creators here.