Dance Films Association (DFA) and Film at Lincoln Center (FLC) present the 51st edition of the Dance on Camera Festival from February 10 to 13, 2023.

The festival opens with the New York premiere of Leslie Shampaine and Pip Gilmour’s Call Me Dancer. Executive produced by critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, and record producer Jay Sean, the film’s true-life story follows a young, talented dancer from the streets of Mumbai to the stages of New York. Excerpts of the film were presented in 2022 during the Dance on Camera Festival’s 50th anniversary celebration as part of the DFA Labs Work in Progress programming. “It is an honor to return to the Dance on Camera Festival and immensely gratifying to show our completed film as the opening feature presentation for this inspiring festival,” said Shampaine. “It is even more special knowing that our work was supported by DFA Labs and is associated with a festival dedicated to supporting artists of the future,” added Gilmour.

“This year’s Dance on Camera Festival showcases a rich international collection of films that offer insightful profiles of visionary artists and stories that touch the heart,” said co-curator Michael Trusnovec. “One of the great initiatives that this festival helps fund is DFA Labs, whose mission is to advise dance filmmakers from around the world and support them in their creative pursuits. We look forward to introducing and welcoming back artists who have been cultivated through the DFA Labs and other Dance on Camera education programs, and to sharing this diverse lineup with New York audiences.”