The NO DANCE Film & Multimedia Festival – Year Three – announced the competition and festival awards to a cheering crowd at the Gateway Center in Park City, Utah. The awards program was held at the official closing night bash, following four exciting days of digitally-projected short, feature and music video presentations on DVD.
“The overwhelming response to NO DANCE 2000 proved that the indie spirit is alive and well,” commented Festival Director and Founder James Boyd. “The filmmakers at No Dance took a no-holds barred approach to guerrilla marketing. People took notice, and we were thrilled to welcome their attention at packed screenings.”
An unprecedented crowd attended NO DANCE 2000, which highlighted many first time filmmakers and was free to the general public. The NO DANCE “Walk On Program” provided a screening room for any filmmaker, and was a hub of non-stop activity for the entire week. Additionally, NO DANCE extended its stay at the Main Street Mall Headquarters, and presented competition screenings through Friday, January 28th, 2000.
Boyd also announced an upcoming DVD magazine of the YEAR THREE program, and the NO DANCE 2000 traveling festival for selections that will parade through Austin during the 2000 South By Southwest Film Festival, Cannes 2000 in Cannes, France, the 2000 Toronto Film Festival, and New York’s IFFM. “In addition to its superior sound and visual quality, the portability of DVD is another great benefit for taking the show on the road. NO DANCE will continue to promote and celebrate the alternative digital culture well into the future. Afterall, we are the world’s first DVD-projected film festival, and its time to bring wacked product to the people.”
The Results of the NO DANCE 2000 Awards are:
Zuma Digital Presents Grand Jury Award: Best Feature “CONS”
Zuma Digital Presents Grand Jury Award: Best Short “A CLOCKWORK MAURY”
dir. Bob Leddy, Jr.
Quickband Networks/Short Cinema Journal Presents Audience Award: Best Feature “WAITING”
dir. Patrick Hasson
Quickband Networks/Short Cinema Journal Presents Audience Award: Best Short “STAR GEEKS”
dir. Marc Samson
BijouCafe.com Presents Best Director: Todd Verow, “THE TROUBLE WITH PERPETUAL DEJA VU”
Best Screenplay: “SHOW ME THE ALIENS!”
writer – Devin Crowley
Best Cinematography: “MINIMUM WAGE”
DP Jonathan Furmanski
Best Actor: Jason Wolk, “THE CLOSET”
Best Actress: Amber Phillips, “MINIMUM WAGE”
GOLDEN ORBS: (tie) “WAITING”
“SHOW ME THE ALIENS”
The coveted Golden Orbs Award honors the best guerrilla marketing “on the mountain.” This year, the stakes were raised even further, as leafleting and postering were banned on the streets of Park City.