Moving Body - Moving Image Festival

a biennial festival that gives voice to societal and social justice themes in the hybrid form of movement filmmaking, known as ScreenDance

associate producer, web designer

Moving Body-Moving Image Festival website. Designed and developed by Allison Costa.

The Moving Body–Moving Image Biennial Festival gives voice to societal and social justice themes in the hybrid form of dance filmmaking, known as ScreenDance.  The Festival was founded in 2018 by Gabri Christa, who is also the curator. Each Festival includes film screenings, installations, and roundtable discussion with guest speakers.

The 2020 Moving Body–Moving Image Festival, while initially conceived as a live event, was moved to place completely online, taking advantage of widespread and freely accessible platforms to help ensure equitable access. The 2020 Festival focused on representations ofAging & Othering on screen and in society, and its astonishing reception proved how important showing curated films around a social theme can be (11,231 Festival Page visits and 5,265 views from a total of 61 different countries).

The 2022 Festival focused on the Moving Body with Disabilities on screen was a 3-part hybrid event including a week-long Live Installation at the Barnard College Movement Lab, a Main Live Screening Event at the Barnard College Glicker Milstein Theater on April 3rd from 12-6pm EST, and Online Screening Access to all films from April 3rd-11th.

For the 2020 Festival focused on Aging & Othering, Allison worked as Assistant Producer and Website Designer & Developer. As Assistant Producer, she pre-screened over 200 film submissions and corresponded with filmmakers, jury members, speakers, and festival participants in person, over email and over the phone.  The decision to move the Festival online in response to COVID-19 made it necessary for Allison to design and create the website in under two weeks. Since then, she has maintained the website, including adding periodic Special Offerings.

For the 2022 Festival focused on the Moving Body with Disabilities, Allison continued her work as Web Designer & Developer and was promoted to Associate Producer. A large focus of her job was ensuring accessibility for all elements of the hybrid Festival. As such, she provided open caption and audio description viewing options both on the website and for the in-person installation and screening. 

The full Team can be found on the Moving Body - Moving Image About page.

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Allison Costa is a dancer, creative technologist, and multi-media artist based in New York City. Her transdisciplinary practice is process-focused and collaborative and she is always interested in exploring new pathways and partnerships for creative experimentation.

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