ScreenDance Miami Festival 2021

January 15 – 23, 2021

ScreenDance Miami highlights choreographers and directors who are 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. ScreenDance Miami seeks to engage the public and bring to light an understanding of this adventuresome, exciting art form.


Jan 15-23, 2021

Fri, Jan 15 | New World Center’s Projection Wall at Soundscape Park

          7pm – Projection Wall Screening of Invited Shorts + Open Call Documentary


Tues, Jan 19 | Virtual

          5pm – Dance in a Pandemic Landscape: Taking Stock and Moving Forward


          7pm – Screening of Open Call Shorts: Those Were the Days, Pre-Pandemic


Thurs, Jan 21 | Virtual

          10am – How Can You, As A Dancer, Direct Your Own Dance Film?


Thurs, Jan 21 | North Beach Bandshell

          7pm – Screening of Open Call Shorts: Pandemic, Mood + Feature Film: Uprooted


Fri, Jan 22 | New World Center’s Projection Wall at Soundscape Park

          7pm – Projection Wall Screening of Miami Light Project Commissions + Films That Need to be Big!


Sat, Jan 23 | Virtual

          10am – Introduction to Mobile Movement Film Making: Directing Camera & Movement


          12pm – Screening of Open Call Shorts: Pandemic, Party of One


          2pm – Screening of Open Call Shorts: Pandemic, Fresh Air


          4pm – Screening of Open Call Shorts: Pandemic, Reflections


Fri, Jan 15 – Sat, Jan 23 | Virtual

          On-Demand Screenings of Moving Body-Moving Image Festival Films



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.