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Necessary Games -films- 2009 - Restless Dance
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Necessary Games -films- 2009

Necessary Games is a triptych of dance works created specifically for the screen.  View Trailer   The Necessary Games films were produced when Restless, under the leadership of Ingrid Voorendt, worked with Sophie Hyde and Bryan Mason of Closer Productions. The films had their world premiere screening as part of the BigPond Adelaide Film Festival on 22nd February 2009.

The Necessary Games films feature dancers from the Restless Youth Ensemble. All three films were directed by Sophie Hyde, in collaboration with three different choreographers who have all worked with Restless in the past. Collectively, the films, which make up Necessary Games explore our human need to connect.

Seed funding for the films was provided by the Big Pond Adelaide Film Festival with further support provided by the South Australian Film Corporation and the Dance Board of the Australia Council.

Restless Artistic Director  Ingrid Voorendt
Director  Sophie Hyde
Producers Sophie Hyde and Bryan Mason of Closer Productions and Restless Dance Theatre
MOTHS: Co-Director/Choreographer  Paul Zivkovich
SIXTEEN: Co-Director/Choreographer  Kat Worth
NECESSITY: Co-Director/Choreographer  Tuula Roppola
Cinematography and Editing  Bryan Mason
Production Design  Gaelle Mellis
Composition  D J TR!P
Sound Design  Nick O’Connor

Review
Expressive, somewhat haunting, mysterious and gracefully performed contemporary dance theatre in three acts, this seemingly simple, part improvised and part choreographed piece of experimenta, is moving and beautiful. It lingers on with you long after the final credits have disappeared.
Antonio Zeccola – Managing Director of Palace Cinemas and Palace Films, Shorts Jury member at the Melbourne International Film Festival

The Necessary Games films have screened at many film festivals around the world and have won many awards:

FESTIVALS

BigPond Adelaide Film Festival 2009

Melbourne International Film Festival 2009

Vladivostok International Film Festival “Pacific Meridian” 2009

Uppsala International Short Film Festival 2009

Abilities Arts Festival, Toronto 2009

WOW (World of Women) Film Festival, Sydney 2009

ReelDance International Dance on Screen Festival 2010

XIII Brooklyn International Film Festival 2010

Cinedans Moving Media Festival, Amsterdam 2010

Bosi Fest international film festival for and about people with disabilities, Serbia 2012

Picture this…film festival, Calgary 2011

AWARDS

Best Experimental Short Film – Melbourne International Film Festival 2009

Best Short Film – South Australian Screen Awards 2009

Best Non-Narrative Film – South Australian Screen Awards 2009

Best Editing – South Australian Screen Awards 2009

Best Production Design – South Australian Screen Awards 2009

Best Experimental – Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) Awards 2009

Best Work (Sixteen) – ReelDance Australia & New Zealand Awards 2010

Best Experimental – XIII Brooklyn International Film Festival 2010

Best Performance under 30 mins – Picture this…film festival 2011

Grand Prix – Bosi Fest international film festival for and about people with disabilities Serbia 2012