Dance on

the interplay between dance and filmmaking

enCore Dance on Film features short movies by dance filmmakers from around the world. These screenings are free and open to the public. Since 2014, EnCore presents a selection of fascinating independent videodance productions from all over the world. EnCore is a platform for dance films which picture dance exclusively for, and with, the camera. EnCore focuses on the interplay between dance and the techniques of filmmaking, exploring the possibilities and boundaries of the art form.

For the 2021 festival, there were 314 submissions , coming from 39 different countries. The 21 selected came from 15 different countries and 12 of the selected films chosen were directed by women.

enCore: Dance on Film 2022 submissions will open in September. 

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RELEASE by Ashleigh Starnes (c) ATL

Meet the Adjudicators

​​Roie Avidan

Roie Avidan (born 1976, New York) is a visual poet. His main mediums are photography, poetry and street-art. He studied physical-mindfulness at the Grinberg Method School (2001-2003) and much of his practice, in all mediums, is rooted in that. Avidan also has an extensive resume in the music industry.


In 2009 he co-founded (with Maya Gelfman) the global street-art project Mind the Heart!, which has reached more than 100 cities across 5 continents. The project strives to get audiences to BE HERE NOW through tangible street installations and public actions. Mind the Heart! has worked and exhibited in dozens of venues, from the Israel National Museum, Bangkok National Gallery and the National Cathedral in Washington D.C., to back alleys in New York and orphanages in Kenya and Uganda. Other partners include: City of Houston TX, City of Tel Aviv, The Smithsonian D.C., Rice University TX, Hillary Clinton Children's Library in Little Rock AR, Building 98 in Marfa TX, Creative Discovery Museum TN.

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William Downs

Born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, William Downs works in a range of mediums, but focuses primarily on drawing. He received a Multidisciplinary M.F.A .from the Mount Royal School of Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore and a B.F.A. in Painting and Printmaking from the Atlanta College of Art and Design. Downs taught Foundation Drawing at the Maryland Institute College of Art from 2002 through 2010. He taught Advanced Drawing at Parsons The New School for Design, Foundation Drawing at The Cooper Union and Tulane University.

His work has been presented at numerous venues in the United States and abroad. Downs was represented by Moti Haasn Gallery 2007—2009, Slag Gallery 2009—2010, both New York Galleries and Parker Jones Gallery in LA 2009—2010. His work was part of “Monster Drawing” at the High Museum of Art, and “On Paper” at Field Work Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA. He was recently included in a group exhibition “Art AIDS America” at The Zuckerman Museum of Art in Kennesaw. Downs is currently a Drawing and Painting Lecturer at Georgia State University.

“I want my work to speak the truth. With this, I find pleasure in admiring and studying human behavior. Drawing while traveling, from everyday life, and from dreams, keeping a visual record of the interactions I observe between others and within my own psychology.

By using the figure as a foundation I build bodies and landscapes with lines and layering of lines. The line is one of the most elemental forms of mark making: it is singular, yet serves to be manipulated and layered to create something more infinite than itself. This gives me the ability to mix formal and surreal elements, which are united on the surface of my drawings.”

Géraldine Nielsen

Geraldine Nielsen is a Franco-Argentine director and editor, who has worked in advertising, film and television both in her country and in Barcelona and France. After 25 years of working in all sectors of the audiovisual medium: production, realization, camera and editing, the last few years she has dedicated herself to working independently with dance, theater and circus companies. Since 2003, she collaborates artistically and technically with the MANIFESTE Association (contemporary dance) in Toulouse, France and abroad (Cuba, USA, Europe).

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Juana Farfan

Juana Farfan is an independent artist and dance educator based in Atlanta, Georgia, originally from Bogota, Colombia. She has been creating and performing in the Atlanta dance community since 2002, as well as being an arts curriculum integration and dance teacher in grades K-12.