The Dance
Short Film | 9:50 | 35mm
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).
Cast: Pardis Parker, Evany Rosen, Sarah McCarthy, Kristopher Anderson, Linda Thieu, Joe McKibbon, Steven Wallace Lowe, Ryan Hartigan
Writer/Director/Producer: Pardis Parker

Selected Awards and Distinctions

2013 National Screen Institute of Canada
Best Comedy
2012 Boston Comedy Festival
Audience Award
2012 Canadian Comedy Awards
Nominee: Pardis Parker - Best Writing, Film
Nominee: Pardis Parker - Best Performance by a Male, Film

Other Awards and Distinctions

2013 Gimli Film Festival
Curated Screening - Best of the NSI Film Festival
2012 Forster Film Festival
Creativity Award
2012 SENE Film Festival
Best of SENE
2012 Humanity International Film Festival
Best Local Film
Best Canadian Film
Best Comedy
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 SNO Boston 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

2014 Hollyshorts Film Screening
2013 Detours en Cinecourt
2013 Southern Appalachian International Film Festival
2012 Dawn Breakers International Film Festival
2012 Next Wave Art Salon
2012 Salt Lake City Film Festival
2012 South Texas Underground Film Festival
2012 1737 Film Festival
2012 TriMedia Film Festival
2012 City of Calgary Canada Day Celebration
2012 Detroit Windsor International Film Festival
2012 Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival
2012 Anthem 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 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 (In Competition)
2012 The MIX International Short Film Festival
2011 Anchorage International Film Festival (In Competition)
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


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Film Courage - ‘The First Time I Made A Group Of People Laugh’ by Pardis Parker From the Award-Winning Short Film ‘The Dance’
USA Today - Web to Watch: 'The Dance' is in the spotlight
Vents Magazine - INTERVIEW: Asif Illyas and Shehab Illyas Talk about “The Dance”
Spinoff Online - Pardis Parker Choreographs The Dance
Rayyan Islam - Let's not forget why and how we get into relationships
The Sheila Variations - The Dance (Short Film)
Marvin - The Dance: Un corto silente de romance oficinista
Roger Ebert - Ebert Club Newsletter - #201 January 8, 2014
Heroes and Heartbreakers - Pardis Parker’s The Dance is Romance at its Sweetest
Indiewire | The Playlist - Watch: Office Romance Blooms In Cute, Award-Winning Short Film 'The Dance'
The Chronicle Herald - The vision of movie sound
Serial Optimist - Interview With The Multi-Talented LOL’R Pardis Parker
National Screen Institute - NSI programs short film lineup at Gimli Film Festival
Ecran Noir - L'instant Court: The Dance, un court-metrage de Pardis Parker
The Chronicle Herald - Pardis Parker's film The Dance wins its 18th award (PDF)
Indiewire | Thompson on Hollywood - Silent Film Trend: 'The Dance' Wins National Screen Institute of Canada's Best Comedy Award
Playback - NSI announces online short film fest winners
National Screen Institute - Tommy, The Provider & The Dance pick up awards in the NSI Online Short Film Festival
The Chronicle Herald - Parker's The Dance chosen for national short film festival (PDF)
National Screen Institute - New in this week’s NSI Online Short Film Festival: an adventurous turtle and an office love affair
Glamour - Happy Tuesday: A Sweet Little Movie AND an Adorable Guy to Crush On. (You’re Welcome)
Fierce and Nerdy - 'The Dance' [Procrastinate on This]
Films de Lover - Court-métrage de Lover: 'The Dance' de Pardis Parker.
Padjaklubi - Armastusfilm
Daily of the Day - The Dance by Pardis Parker
Jezebel - Watch This Short Film About Young Love and Feel Things - The Dance
Viral Mixtape - Pardis Parker - The Dance
Brilliant Star - Stargazer - Pardis Parker
The Coast - Shorts weather - Humanity International Film Festival winners
The Chronicle Herald - Too much music this holiday (PDF)
The Chronicle Herald - Picnicface eating up the industry recognition (PDF)
Canadian Comedy Awards & Festival - Nominees
The Comedy Network - Canadian Comedy Awards | 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
GQ Spain | 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 (PDF)
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 (PDF)
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 (PDF)