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The Rollout Dance Film Festival celebrating dance in various venues in Macau includes 87 official selections, 28 films in competition and five special exhibitions. The 3rd edition of the Rollout runs until 31 January
Of the 1,100 films from 89 countries that the organization of the Rollout Dance Film Festival received for this year’s edition, many were the ones who did not let go of the challenges that covid-19 put to the practice of its art over almost a year .
Of these films, 28 works were left for the competition and another 87 included in the “Official Selection”, all of them to be shown until January 31 in various venues in Macau, such as Casa Garden, Cinema Alegria or the MUST Cinema Room.
Of the works in the competition, all of them short films, highlighting “co-vid.mp4” (United Kingdom), ANNEX (Portugal), APORIA (Italy) and “X.Y” (China). The winners will be announced next Sunday, distributed in the categories “Jury Prize”, “Audience Choice”, “Innovation Prize” and “Jury Recommendation Prize”.
In turn, the 87 films of the “Official Selection”, fall into nine categories, with emphasis on the section “Dance in Time of Lockdown”, which includes works such as “The Quarantine Diaries” (France / Belgium), “Silence is still talking” (Argentina), “Virus” (United Kingdom) and “Solitude Fantasy”(Macau).
Tomorrow, at Cinema Alegria, the exhibition dedicated to the categories “World Kaleidoscope” and “Portuguese Dance Film Pulse” will take place, respectively at 19h15 and 21h00. From the set of works made in Portugal, it will be possible to watch “Transitions” (Ana Barroso), “Nude Landscapes” (Luís Damas), “The Grid” (Sebastian Bolenius), “Self” (Tiago Xavier) and “We are all on the same bus” (Nuno Serrão).
The next three days will be dedicated to the exhibition at Casa Garden of works selected by international curators, including films produced in the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Cinema Alegria and the MUST Cinema Room will host the feature films included in the “Special Exhibitions”, with the possibility of viewing the works at home, through an online platform.