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 and Kristina Lemieux on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (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; athletes, dancers and other movement practitioners turn to film as a way to show creative and engaging perspectives of their respective movement forms. 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 are taking advantage of social media as a place to share these ideas and to engage with a larger 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.
We encourage you to ask yourself the following questions: 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.
RECORDED MOVEMENT SOCIETY
Recorded Movement Society curates events, screenings and a Festival that highlights the body in motion through film and video works. We highlight artists of all ages, with a focus on youth (under 29). We also provide workshops and events for creating and capturing movement for the screen. Our projects include Festival of Recorded Movement (F-O-R-M), an annual, International movement on screen festival, and Moving/ Forward, a touring survey of short dance works from BC made in the last five years. Recorded Movement Society is run by Artistic Director Sophia Wolfe and Artistic Producer Kristina Lemieux.
Recorded Movement Society was created in 2015 by Sophia Wolfe and Kristina Lemieux to house the movement on screen projects Festival of Recorded Movement (F-O-R-M) and Moving/ Forward.