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The Dance

Directed by Pardis Parker 

The Dance

Written, Directed and Produced by

Pardis Parker

Copyright 2011
Flying Dish Productions

Alex wants to be what he thinks Jenny wants him to be, but it’s only when he’s himself that they finally connect.

The Dance is a silent film, a comedic love story with no dialogue, starring Pardis Parker (Combat Hospital) and Evany Rosen (Picnicface).

Awards and Distinctions

2012 Canadian Comedy Awards
Nominee: Pardis Parker – Best Writing, Film
Nominee: Pardis Parker – Best Performance by a Male, Film
2012 World Music and Independent Film Festival
Nominee: Pardis Parker – Best Director
Nominee: Pardis Parker – Best Actor
Nominee: Christopher Porter – Best Cinematography
2012 Wet Your Pants Comedy Film Festival
Best Short Film
2012 Buttered Corn on the Cob Film Festival
Best of the Fest
2012 Imago Film Festival
Audience Choice Award
2012 Big Dam Film Festival
3rd Place
2011 Abitibi International Film Festival
Curated Screening – On Va Aux Vues
2011 Urban Mediamakers Film Festival
2nd Place
2011 Dixie Film Festival
Best Comedy
2011 SNOB Film Festival
Best Foreign Filmmaker
2011 Huntsville International Film Festival
Best Short Film
2011 PEI International Film Festival
Best Maritime Film
2011 Carmel Art and Film Festival
Best of Shorts
2011 JamFest Indie Film Festival

Official Selection

2012 Detroit Windsor International Film Festival
2012 Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival
2012 Anthem Film Festival
2012 Southern Appalachian International Film Festival
2012 Humanity International Film Festival
2012 da Vinci Film Festival
2012 Island Media Arts Festival
2012 Athens International Film Festival
2012 Urban Suburban Film Festival
2012 Indie Spirit Film Festival
2012 Crossroads Film Festival
2012 Fort Myers Film Festival
2012 Soul 4 Reel Film Festival
2012 Sene Film Festival
2012 Capital City Film Festival
2012 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival
2012 Imago Film Festival
2012 YES Film Festival
2012 ViewFinders Film Festival
2012 Winter Film Awards
2012 Cleveland International Film Festival
2012 Jaipur International Film Festival
2012 The MIX International Short Film Festival
2011 Anchorage International Film Festival
2011 Kinofest International Film Festival
2011 Minneapolis Underground Film Festival
2011 Kerry Film Festival
2011 Silver Wave Film Festival
2011 Yellowknife International Film Festival
2011 Atlantic Film Festival
2011 Edmonton International Film Festival
2011 Guam International Film Festival
2011 Estes Park Film Festival
2011 Calgary International Film Festival


The Chronicle Herald – Picnicface eating up the industry recognition
Canadian Comedy Awards & Festival – Nominees
The Comic’s Comic – Nominees for the 2012 Canadian Comedy Awards
The Comedy Killers – Canadian Comedy Awards 2012 – nominees announced! – Nominees Announced For The Canadian Comedy Awards
Third Beat Magazine – 2012 Canadian Comedy Awards Nominees
Chino Kino – 2012 Canadian Comedy Awards – nominations
Throng – Canadian Comedy Awards Nominees – The Island Media Arts Festival Opening Night Screening
Movie Review Warehouse – Best of the 2012 Indie Spirit Film Festival
The Elgin Courier-News – Judson film fest steps onto national stage
Las Horas Perdidas – 7ª Jornada del Festival Internacional de Cine de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
The Local Q – YP Quincy’s Big Dam Film Festival
The Local Q – ‘Shorts’ featured at Film Fest
Quincy Herald-Whig – Big Dam Film Festival gets right to the point with short films
Short Cuts Podcast – Episode 11: Pardis Parker
The Coast – Best Halifax Ambassador
East Coast Kitchen Party – Pardis Parker – A Rising Star from the Halifax Indie Film Scene
Monterey County Weekly – Pardis Parker’s ‘The Dance’ is a Short Film with Wide Appeal
Nova Scotia | Come to Life – Featured Nova Scotian – Pardis Parker
Green Carbon – SNOB Film Festival Reviews by Sam
CBC Radio – Trail’s End
Playback – Who Loves the Sun named best feature at Film North
The Chronicle Herald – Melski lands quad at film fest
CTV News – Halifax film scores big with audiences, film critics
Zombies Ate Lauren – AFF Day 3 and 4
The Chronicle Herald – Filmmaker Parker ready to Dance at film fest Sunday
The Coast – Film Fest Reviews | Atlantic Film Festival
The Coast – The deal with Picnicface
The Coast – Pardis Parker’s busy life
The Chronicle Herald – Multi-talented filmmaker readying his next short


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