Miami Light Project Presents


January 17, 18, 19, 25, 2019

February 22, 2019

ScreenDance Miami is back! Awarded Best Festival in Miami New Times – ScreenDance Miami is a festival that takes place each January at various venues in Miami and Miami Beach. The festival offers skill-developing workshops, panel discussions and screenings. Created and developed by Tigertail Productions, ScreenDance Miami is moving into its sixth year with continued direction by Pioneer Winter. The program highlights choreographers and directors working with emerging and new concepts in movement and dance on film and dance on camera. The festival has been created to support professionals in this field and to support the development of dance created for the camera.


Weds through Sat, Jan 16-19, 2019

Weds, Jan 16, 3pm-9pm | The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse | Tickets and Free RSVP (below)

  • 3pm | Workshop: Creative Process – Planning Your Film Shoot | BUY TICKETS
  • 6pm | Student Shorts | RSVP
  • 7pm | Workshop: Eyebody | BUY TICKETS

Opening Night, Thurs, Jan 17, 7pm | The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse | Tickets (below)

  • 7pm | Feature film MA by Celia Rowlson-Hall | BUY TICKETS

Fri, Jan 18, 8pm | WallCast at New World Symphony |Free with RSVP (below)

  • 8pm | Feature film If the Dancer Dances by Maia Wechsler | RSVP

Sat, Jan 19, 12pm-3pm | Perez Art Museum Miami | Free with Museum Admission, Please RSVP (below) 

  • 12pm | Florida Focus/Open Call | RSVP
  • 2pm | Invited films from Third Horizon and Moving-Body Image/Barnard | RSVP


Pioneer Winter is a Miami-based choreographer, and director of the Pioneer Winter Collective. His Collective provides a platform for risk-taking, progressive, and experimental projects by democratizing performance through unexpected bodies, unexpected places, and unexpected social change. Through his Collective, Winter also directs/produces several programs, including Leaders of Equality through Arts and Performance (LEAP), for LGBTQ-identifying teens and their allies that focuses on using the arts for activism and social change; and the Grass Stains fellowship, a site-specific performance initiative that mentors and commissions artists interested in creating site-based and public artwork in Miami through a close collaboration with acclaimed site choreographer Stephan Koplowitz.

In 2016, he was appointed director of Tigertail Production’s ScreenDance Miami Festival and has continued as director with its transition to Miami Light Project’s programming. His own films works have been screened at festivals internationally, most recently in the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival, LA Dance Film Festival, ScreenDance Miami, Miami Film Festival, Cucalorus Film Festival, Corvallis Queer Film Festival, Tiny Dance Film Festival, Chicago Feminist Film Festival, Jacksonville Dance Film Festival, Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes y Arte sobre Enfermedades in Valencia, Spain, and American Dance Festival’s Movies by Movers.

A Horatio Alger Scholar, he is an alumnus of the Florida International University Honors College, and holds a Masters in Public Health and Epidemiology. Winter completed a Master of Fine Arts in Choreography from Jacksonville University/White Oak, as the first artist to be named a Dennis R. Washington Achievement Scholar. He was a Dance Miami Choreographic Program recipient (2014-2015) and Miami Goes Elsewhere Fellowship recipient (2016), and is a fellow and faculty member in the FIU Honors College Department. He was also awarded a commission and residency for the inaugural 2017-2018 season of the MDC Live Arts Lab Alliance.