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Competing for Sunlight: Oak

Competing for Sunlight is a Short Dance Film Series, featuring protagonists of a range of different tree species and Dance, telling individual short stories.


‘Oak’ is a contemporary take on the ancient human understanding of the Oak tree as a gateway into other realities.

Recipient of Best International Film Award at Bestias Danzantes Dance Film Festival Santiago/Chile, 2017

“Sensitive for detail, not only regarding the interplay of choreography and cinematography as well as also sound, but in this way also for its topic, the relation between human and nature.”

– Sarah Moller, Artistic Director of Pool TanzFilmFestival Berlin, Bestias Danzantes Jury Member


Director: Dagmar Dachauer
Choreography and Dance: Dagmar Dachauer, Knut Vikström Precht
Cinematography: Kilian Immervoll
Assistant Director: David Mair
Assistant Camera: Benjamin Lachower
Editing: Rudi Maerten
Sound: Daniel Perez Hajdu
Color Grading: Kilian Immervoll
Dramaturge: Christine Fentz
Production Manager: Benjamin Lachower
Producer: Dagmar Dachauer
Co-Producer: Bert De Somviele, Christine Fentz
Co-Production: Secret Hotel, Dommelhof C-TAKT, BOS+
Produced by: UMFUG

Supported by: Bundeskanzleramt Österreich, Land Oberösterreich

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