Congratulations to Student Dance Filmmakers!

Congratulations to the students whose works have been selected to be screened on the opening night of this summer's Screendancefest & Workshop with Simon Fildes. There will be screenings in the main theater and a number of films will be shown throughout the lobby. A special congratulations goes to  EZECHIEL K. NDOLI from Kigali, Rwanda. His film "Vulnerability" received the Jury's Choice Award and he will receive $200 USD. Congratulations to all and thank you for your submissions. And a big thank you to the jurors whose bios are below.


Charli Brissey
Virginia Commonwealth University

Ben Estabrook
University of Utah
Salt Lake City/UT/USA

Scotty Hardwig
‘We walk blood earth’
University of Utah
Salt Lake City/UT/USA

Molly Johnston
‘Hail Dance’
University of Oregon

Tanja London
‘University of Utah Dance for Camera Festival and Workshops 2011- A Documentary’
University of Utah
Salt Lake City/UT/USA

Ellen Maynard
‘on such a day as this’
Ohio State University

Ezechiel K. Ndoli
Kwetu Film Institute & Ishyo Art Center

Wyn Pottratz
University of Utah

Rachael L. Shaw
University of Utah

Naporn Wattanakasaem
University of North Carolina
Lives now in Bankok/Thailand


Alise Anderson
Berkeley Digital Film Institute

Lorna R. Daniel
University of Cape Town
Cape Town/South Africa

Tanja London
University of Utah,
Salt Lake City/UT/USA

Emma Villavecchia
‘Library Duet’
Bennington College

Jordan Williams
Manchester Metropolitan University

Zaoli Zhong
‘Interference No.1’
Syracuse University


Grace Salez is a Graduate of the film/video/multimedia program at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada, 1995/1998. Her video practice has been in the form of short personal experimental videos, performance videos, and dance videos. As a student at ECIAD, She combined her interests in video and dance during a workshop with the founder of the ‘Dance for the Camera’ movement, Bob Lockyer. She is currently the director of DFTC (Dance for the Camera) in Victoria, Canada, which celebrated its 6th season in 2012.


Peter Sparling is Thurnau Professor of Dance at University of Michigan. A graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and The Juilliard School, Sparling was a member of the José Limón Dance Company (1971-73) and principal dancer with Martha Graham Dance Company (1973-87). He served as Graham’s choreographic assistant on new works and coached guest artist Rudolf Nureyev. He has performed and staged Graham’s works all over the world and has appeared twice on PBS Dance in America.

Sparling has had extensive experience as artistic director, (Peter Sparling Dance Company), choreographer, performer, teacher (U-M Distinguished Faculty Award and 1998 Governor’s Michigan Artist Award), lecturer, video artist, writer (Ballet Review), collaborator, administrator (former chair, U-M Dance Department) and dance/arts consultant. His dances for video have been selected for numerous national and international dance on camera festivals. He has recently completed his memoir, Confessions of a Dancing Man.


Ashley Anderson is a Salt Lake based choreographer. Recent new media projects include the curation of Dances Made to Order (March 2012), Arrivals/Departures at the Rio Gallery (2013) and Screen Deep in the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art Auditorium (2012). Her own new media work has been seen locally at the Rio Gallery, Finch Lane Gallery, the Main Library, Salt Lake Community College and Nox Contemporary as well as national venues including Hollins University, the Taubman Museum of Art (VA); AUNTS is Dance at St. Cecilia's Convent, the MFA Show at the Kitchen (NY), the Packing House Center for the Arts (CO) and many more. To read more about her creative work and teaching visit 


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