MDFL 2015 Malakta Dance film Lab with Marlene Millar & Philip Szporer 27th – 30th August 2015 Art Factory Malakta Malax, Finland

MM prep Super8 shoot w Roland GoguenCALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

Malakta Dance film Lab (MDFL) is an established international gathering of dance filmmakers, choreographers and dancers at the Art Factory Malakta. The MDFL gives participants the opportunity to explore the dance film genre in-depth through collaborative experimentation and creation in an open and inspiring atmosphere.


Art Factory Malakta, in collaboration with the Regional Dance Centre of Ostrobothnia and LoikkaPro, has been arranging intensive dance film labs since 2012. The focus of the lab is experimentation, creativity and new ways of working with dance and film. Participants work collaboratively, experimenting with the dance film-medium in a hands-on way,.


The intensive laboratory is led by the Cinedans 2015 Audience award winner Marlene Millar (CA) and her associate Philip Szporer (CA), co-directors of the Montréal-based dance-media company, Movement Perpetuel.

The theme for the Lab is Landscape: as geography; landscape of the mind; heart; landscape of the body. The Lab focusses on testing, experimentation and research where the participants are led in a number of exercises that relate to film and dance-for-film principles. There will be 2-3 practical tests per day which will be followed by view and discuss sessions.

The tests include: In SITU – working within a limited and determined space, on-site dance and film creation; Dancer-Filmmaker exchange – creating a continual sequence and planning dance and camera movement together; 3D capture – best practices and exploration filming dance in 3D; Focus on Editing – as a choreographic tool, shooting to edit, re-cutting footage to tell a new story.

WHO:                                              Choreographers and filmmakers

WHEN:                                            Thursday 27.8 at 13:00 – Sunday 30.8. 16:00

WHERE:                                         Art Factory MALAKTA, Malax, 25km South of Vaasa

COST:                                             Fee 100€Accommodation 30€ – In cozy shared accommodation in the                                                          residency apartment and spaces of Art Factory MALAKTA                       FOOD:                                            Meals are not included, however a hospitality-style kitchen is available for use



When applying please include:

  • Your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and website
  • A statement on your interest in this workshop (1/2 page maximum)
  • Your bio (½ a page maximum) or CV (2 pages maximum)
  • A link to online video of your artistic work – if available

APPLICATION DEADLINE                        Friday 31.7.2015

Send applications to:

All applicants will be notified no later than 5.8.2015.

If possible participants are asked to bring their own equipment including: Cameras, editing equipment, and an external hard drive.

Participants must attend the whole workshop. The workshop will be in English.

Additional information: Pohjanmaan tanssin aluekeskus/Regional Dance Centre of Ostrobothnia, Annika Sillander: +358 45 1364372 or

The Dance Film Workshop is realized by Art Factory MALAKTA and the Regional Dance Centre of Ostrobothnia.

Art Factory MALAKTA is a cultural centre set in an old dairy near Vaasa in Western Finland.

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