Flatlands Dance Film Festival

Flatlands Dance Film Festival 2020

A Note from Jan Erkert, Head of Dance at Illinois

We deeply appreciate the folks who brought the Flatlands Dance Film Festival to life—Mark Rhodes brought the initial idea to the Dance Partners Advancement Committee (Fran Ansel, Diane Baker, Kathleen Conlin, Mary Perlstein) and Becky Ferrell became the director in 2015. In 2019, we welcomed Laura Chiaramonte as our new FDFF director.

Each fall, we present a variety of films and shorts dedicated to dance performance, dance for camera, influential artists in the field, and the social impact of dance across the world. The Flatlands Dance Film Festival is also host to a film competition for aspiring dance filmmakers.

We believe our festival exemplifies our commitment to promoting and expanding the role of dance in our community. As we strive to present stellar performances on our stages, we recognize the vast potential for the choreographic to infuse the cinematic.

This year's Flatlands Dance Film Festival will be presented online on Friday, September 4, and Saturday, September 5, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. Use this link to access the films being shown on each night: vimeo.com/illinoisdance.

The events are free and open to the public. If you'd like to make a donation, please do so through our online form.