Summer Short Series 

No matter what factors are out in the world we can always make, share, and connect using the digital space. The Summer Short Series features 30 to 60-second dance shorts on NB social media accounts every summer to promote artmaking and artist connection via the digital space. 

NBSS

 
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SUBMISSION 

CATEGORIES

2021

30 - 60 Second Dance Films

Theme: TBA

2020 

30 - 60 Second Dance Films

Theme: Connection

SHORT SERIES

IGTV Q&A

2020

Instagram Live with

NBSS Filmmakers

 
 

NBFF Summer Short Series 2020

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35 SUBMISSIONS

30 COUNTRIES

8 SELECTED FILMS

1 AWARDED FILM

Short Series 2020 Official Selection

The official kNOwBOX dance Film Festival Summer Short Series 2020 selection features 8 dance films of both national and international filmmakers from Iceland, Mexico, South Africa, and the United States. Films respond to the worldwide events of 2020 with the common theme of connection. NBSS 2020 streamed live on NB social media platformers offered unity and hope for viewers familiar and new to dance. All proceeds were donated to the Artist Relief Tree  to financially support artists who are affected by cancellations due to COVID-19. 

Click the images below to access filmmaker spotlights. 

Short Series 2020 Jury

 
​Photograph by Sherrie Nickol, www.sherr

Joy-Marie Thompson

New York, New York, USA

Joy-Marie Thompson is a performer and choreographer from Pittsburgh, PA. She
received her BFA in Dance Performance from the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase. There she met Sherah Shipman, where they created their
dance short film "TONGUE TIED SHREWS". Screened in 5 film festivals inationally and internationally, "TONGUE TIED SHREWS" was also featured in the Dance Film Association's "#mydancefilm" screening at Lincoln Center. Their next film, “LINKt”, a film about the relationship between Black and white women, will premiere in 2020. Thompson has professionally performed the choreography
of Sidra Bell, Staycee Pearl, Shamel Pitts and Maxine Doyle for Sleep No More (NYC). In 2016, Thompson co-created “Interpretations”, a photo exhibit in
collaboration with Rachel Neville, where she emulated photos of famous black dance artists. Thompson is also the founder of issadancelook, a blog that archives photos of dancers’ clothes inside and outside the studio.

NBSS Feature Film: LINKt

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