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67 | #AntoinePanier

On our second episode of ‘dance film’ month, your co-host YeaJean interviews Belgium dance artist and filmmaker, Antoine Panier. In this episode, we go behind the screen and talk about his multi award-winning film Making Men. Making Men was an official selection for the kNOwBOX dance Film Festival in 2019. Antoine’s film was audience voted the #NBFFAttentionGrabber in Dallas, Texas USA and #NBFFVisionary by our judging panel. In this episode you hear Antoine’s thoughts on masculinity, advice for emerging dance filmmakers, and his experience on the NBFF 2020 jury.


[0:28] YeaJean introduces Antoine Panier


[2:05] YeaJean asks: “First, I would love to congratulate you on your film, Making Men being voted by the audience in Dallas, Texas, USA as the #NBFFAttentionGrabber. We are also please to share your film was selected as the #NBFFVisionary by our judging panel. With that said, could you tell our audience about your film who hasn't seen it yet?”

[3:08] YeaJean asks: “Can you tell our audience about your film, Making Men? For those who haven’t seen it yet?”

[5:58] YeaJean asks: “How long was the pre-production part?”

[13:58] YeaJean asks: “How do the dancers feel during this process? What does it mean to be a man? What defines masculinity? Throughout this process how has this definition been changed?”

[18:40] YeaJean asks: “What message did you want to deliver to the audience through Making Men?”

[21:30] YeaJean asks: “What kind of feedback did you receive from the audience and critics?”

[23:50] YeaJean asks: “You mention this choreography was performed on stage. How does that look different?”

[26:40] YeaJean asks: “I would like to talk more about the post-production part. Can you talk more about what this looks like? Did you have any challenges?”

[32:36] YeaJean asks: “You are currently serving on the NBFF 2020 jury. Can you share your evaluation standard? What kind of films capture your interest?”

[37:51] YeaJean asks: “Can you talk more about the camera work part?”

[39:49] YeaJean asks: “Do you have any advice for emerging dance film artists?”

[42:30] YeaJean asks: “How do you say NO to the BOX?”

[47:30] YeaJean asks:

1- If you had to recommend a resource to our audience what would it be?

  • Instagram, @jacobjonasthecompany

  • Instagram,

  • Instagram, @ndtdance

2- What was the first dance you saw?

  • “A ballet called ‘A Bag of Cats’”

3- Do you think social media has a positive influence on the dance world (yes or no)?

  • “Yes”

4- What is your favorite social media platform?

  • Instagram”

#AntoinePanier Recommended Resources

Connect with #AntoinePanier

Facebook- @antoinepanier.filmmaker

Instagram- @antoinepanier

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