Cinematic Dance

From the Dance strand at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016, Intrusion is a highly charged performance piece in which a strange presence follows a group of performers as they empty the space with dance, until the unknown takes over the screens.

Commissioned by the Barbican and made over the course of one night on-site, the film takes for its inspiration the centre’s cavernous foyer – an icon of the brutalist school of architecture. Directed by Nick White (Area17) Intrusion was chosen from 400 films in the Official Selection to screen as part of the Opening Night Showcase in front of an audience of filmmakers, industry delegates and festival programmers.

ASFF presents many opportunities for filmmakers including multiple festival screenings, awards for Festival Winner (£1,000) and a chance to build their contacts list but connecting with masterclass speakers, networking hosts and programmers at the Meet the Film Festivals Marketplace.

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1. Nick White (Area17), Intrusion. Video courtesy of the filmmaker and Vimeo. Commissioned by Barbican Arts Centre, made in collaboration with Boy Blue Entertainment.