Melt Film


Director & Choreographer Noémie Lafrance
Dancers Sarah Donnelly, Celeste Hastings, Mare Hieronimus, Adi Or Kfir, Teresa Kochis, Meghan Merrill, Marcy Schlissel, Elizabeth Wilkinson

Director of Photography Bryan Newman
Editor Brad Turner
Score Erin McGonigle
Score Remix Brooks Williams
Beeswax Costumes Noémie Lafrance
Rigging Design Spencer Evans

Melt Film was produced with a bravo!FACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) grant, supported by Bravo!NewStyleArtsChannel, a division of CTVglobemedia Inc.


> Central Jersey, 05/20/11
> New Jersey Stage, 04/25/11
> Inside Beat, 04/20/11
> Metromix, 06/11
> The Mirror, 05/25/11

Current Broadcasts

Broadcast on Classical TV
reviewed by Claudia Rocco

Broadcast on the Art TV station


Broadcast on Bravo!NewStyleArtsChannel


Upcoming Screenings & Festivals


Past Screenings & Festivals

Films That Move
Dance Films Association
World Financial Center Winter Garden
New York, NY
July 1-31, 2012
Tuesdays/Fridays 4:00pm

Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema
The University of San Nicolas de Hidalgo in Morelia

Michoacan, Mexico
May 28-31, 2012

Commemoration of the International Dance Day
Alentejo, Portugal
April 29th, 2012

Who's Your Mama: Earth Day Festival
Kent, OH, USA
April 27th, 2012

2012 Festivel Visoes Urbanas
Sao Paulo, Brazil
March 27-29, 2012

2012 European Independent Film Festival
Paris, France
March 30-April 1, 2012

2012 Burra de Millho Association
Azores, Portugal
April 7th, 2012

2012 30th International Festival of Films on Arts (FIFA)
Media Arts/Diagonals
Montreal, Canada
March 15-25, 2012

2012 Miami International Film Festival
Miami Dade College
Miami, FL
March 2-11, 2012

2012 Fargo Film Festival - Best Experimental Film
Fargo, ND
March 6-10, 2012

InShadow Extension
Awarded  - Best Female Interpreter(s)
Primavera - Artistic Interventions at an Abandoned Building
Torres Vedras, Portugal
February 8-12, 2012

2012 Dance & Media Japan
January 14, 5-7pm
Saitama Arts Theater
Tokyo, Japan

2011 Dance on Camera Festival Tour
Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia and Rhode Island, as well as overseas in Spain, Iceland and Poland

2011 InShadow - International Festival of Video, Performance and Technologies
Best Female Interpreter(s) - Elizabeth Wilkinson, Mare Hieronimus, Teresa Kochis, Celeste Hastings, Adi Kfir, Meghan Merrill, Marcy Schilssel, Sarah Donnelly
December 2–11
Lisboa, Portugal

2011 Cinedans
December 1–4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2011 International Film Festival Thailand
Kanchanaburi, Thailand
November 23–28, 2011

2011 Williamsburg Independent Film Festival
Brooklyn, NY
November 17–20, 2011

2011 FILMETS Badalona Film Festival
Barcelona, Spain
November 4–12, 2011

2011 13th Annual Milwaukee Short Film Festival
Lubar Auditorium, Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee, WI
November 4 & 5, 2011

2011 International Film Festival of South Africa
Howick Falls Hotel
Howick, KZN, South Africa
November 1–5, 2011

2011 Athens Video Dance Project
Booze Cooperativa
Athens, Greece
October 28–November 6, 2011

2011 Barossa International Film Festival
Chateau Tanunda
Tanunda, South Australia
October 26–30, 2011

2011 FIVU - Festival International De Videodanza Del Uruguay
New Orleans, LA
October 24–30, 2011

2011 22nd St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival
St John, Canada
October 18–22, 2011

2011 New Orleans Film Festival -  Award Nomination Finalist
New Orleans, LA
October 14–20, 2011

2011 Cyprus International Film Festival
Cyprus, Greece
October 14, 2011

2011 Lady Filmmakers Film Festival
Beverly Hills, CA
October 14–16, 2011

2011 Oklahoma Dance Film Festival
Circle Cinema
Tulsa, OK
October 13-16, 2011

2011 Planet in Focus Environmental film Festival
Toronto, ON
October 12–13, 2011

2011 Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema - Touring
Austin, TX
October 6, 2011

2011 Mostra Internacional de Videodança - Sao Carlos Videodance Festival
Sao Carlos, Brazil
October 1–3, 2011

2011 19th Raindance Film Festival
London, United-Kingdom
September 28–October 9, 2011

2011 Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema
Boulder, CO
September 16 & 17, 2011

2011 Sydney Underground Film Festival - Unique Aesthetic Award
Sydney, Australia
September 8–11, 2011

2011 Youth Film Festival
Tenbury Wells United-Kingdom
September 4–11, 2011

2011 Heart of England International Film Festival
Tenbury Wells, United-Kingdom
September 4–11, 2011

2011 Dancing in Public - Dance Films Association
Solar One 24-20 FDR Drive, Service Road East
New York, NY
September 7, 2011

2011 International Film Festival Ireland - Award Nomination
Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland
September 4–11, 2011

2011 Asolo Art Film Festival
Asolo, Italy
August 20-28, 2011

2011 International Film Festival of West Wales
Neath, United Kingdom
August 16–21, 2011

2011 International Film Festival of Mind, Body, Spirit & the Ecology
Swansea, United Kingdom
August 16–21, 2011

2011 HollyShorts Film Festival
Hollywood, CA
August 11-18, 2011

2011 16th International Screendance Festival-American Dance Festival
Certificate of Distinction For Merging Screendance & Visual Art in a Compelling Film
White Lecture Hall & Nasher Museum of Art
Durham, NC
June 24-26, 2011

2011 Utah Arts Festival-Fear No Film
Salt Lake City, UT
June 23-26, 2011

2011 14th Brooklyn Film Festival
Brooklyn Heights Cinema & IndieScreen
Brooklyn, NY
June 6 & 7, 2011

2011 New Jersey International Film Festival
Best Experimental Film Award
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ
June 3, 2011

2011 Dances With Films Festival
Laemmle Sunset 5
Los Angeles, CA
June 3, 2011

2011 CANNES Short Film Corner | Court Métrage Festival de Cannes
Festival de Cannes
Cannes, France
May 11–21, 2011

2011 Swansea Bay Film Festival
Port Talbos, United-Kingdom
May 6, 2011

2011 International Gay Film Festival UK
Swansea, United Kingdom
May 6–15, 2011

2011 WestFest International Dance on Camera Festival
Westbeth's Brecht Forum
New York, NY
April 30, 2011

2011 Rochester International Film Festival
Rochester International Film Award
Dryden Theater - George Eastman House
International Museum of Photography and Film
Rochester, NY
April 16, 2011

2011 Dance on Camera Festival
The Big Screen Project
New York, NY
January 27, 2011

Melt (9:50), USA/Canada 2010

Melt Film is a short dance film inspired by the Melt live performance work. The short film depicts a delicate, sensual and dramatic experience of the physical body in exile and surrender. Perched on a wall and wrapped in sculptural beeswax and lanolin costumes that are slowly melting away, dancers progress in euphoria and exhaustion as if approaching the sun, melting until their souls escape their ephemeral bodies and disintegrate into light.

Melt Film
Melt Film (4 min.)
Melt Film Trailer
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