The award for the dance film Delimitation at Dance Film Festival Prague
This year’s Dance Film Festival Prague (3.-5.6.2021) saw the victory of the Czech director Tereza Vejvodová’s Delimitation: the film got the Best Dance Film Award and Audience Award.
The international jury with Alla Kovgan, choreographer, dancer and member of Sasha Waltz & Guests company Jiří Bartovanec a Jana Návratová, the artistic director of the festival appreciated the sensitivity and inherent application of dance in the film narrative. “We did not discuss the reason why people dance in the movie. The context of the story is often in conflict with the dance moves, but it does not apply to Delimitation,” says All Kovgan.
The main award of the festival is a crystal ball and the amount of 300 EUR. The audiences appreciated the movie with the most points as well. The second place went to the Czech film Through Glass by Marek Partyš and Sylva Šafková.
The jury awarded three special mentions to Tomáš Hubáček and Marie Gourdain’s Fibonacci, Redha Medjellekh and Brice Larrieu AKA Skorpion Dancer’s Am I Paris, and Michael Fetter Nathansky and Christiane “La Mona’s” Salidas.
This year’s competition saw 1,519 films from all around the world, including the Czech Republic and Poland. There were 31 shortlisted films in total.