Festival Of Recorded Movement (F-O-R-M), was founded in 2015 by emerging dance artist Sophia Wolfe with the support and encouragement of Company 605 on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. It was created as a platform for movers and filmmakers to share and create short films that revolve around the body in motion. Film is a such a relevant medium today more than ever, and is a universal tool being used to showcase movement across all genres. Many athletes, dancers and other movement practitioners turn to film as a way to show creative and engaging perspectives of their respective movement forms. Social media is also being used as a place to share these idea's and to engage with a larger audience. F-O-R-M is a space and platform to celebrate and acknowledge the artists who are creating in this realm and is an opportunity to bring them together to inspire and share with each other and a wider audience. We all have something to offer, and we have hopes that F-O-R-M will build a broader community who share in this common interest and that it can be a place to explore, discover, learn and grow our artistic voices. Now moving into the third year of the festival, we include workshops, events and jam sessions throughout the year leading up to our festival dates. If you have any questions or are curious to learn more about what we do, please do not hesitate to send us a message!
We are a Vancouver-based festival, and encourage National and International applications.
F-O-R-M presents films that deliver strong imagery of the human body in motion, explore the limitlessness of our physical capacity both creatively and athletically, and offer a sense of choreographic investigation between camera and movement, regardless of form. We program unique and diverse films from around the globe. In addition, we are looking for innovative concepts, exceptional camerawork and cinematography, experimental editing styles and post-production effects that bring added layers to the subject matter. We encourage and support applications by/and/or featuring artists of all body types and physical abilities as well as indigenous, POC and LGBTQ2+ artists.
How do you define movement? What is your definition of movement, and how do you portray this within your film or movement practice? We want to see your ideas and concepts around the theme of Recorded Movement, and to challenge this definition as you see fit.