Dancyger is a Korean-Polish filmmaker FROM New York City. She graduated from Bard College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Film Production. Her short film Chopping Onions (2015) traveled the festival circuit internationally FROM Cannes, Berlinale, Hamptons International, Reykjavík INT'l Film Festival & more. in 2016, She directed a film featuring Mykki Blanco, who recites Zoe Leanord’s 1992 Poem “I Want A Dyke For President.”
Her LATEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM, Cheer Up Baby (2018) SHOWCASED at Sundance Film Festival '18 and New York Film Festival '17.
Dancyger has directed films for Dazed and Confused Magazine, featured on platforms: Nowness, Vogue, I-D Vice, Raveline and Fader, and has done commercial projects for guccI, philosophy and puma. She has directed music videos and was recently awarded best music video at the fusion film festival '18 for "IUD" - By Musician, OKAY KAYA.
She is NOW writing her first narrative feature film SCREENPLAY.
CHEER UP BABY
2017, 13 MIN. Writer/Director/Editor
A young woman who has been sexually assaulted by a stranger on the subway is rendered with psychological menace and sensory dislocation in this elliptical tale.
2018 Sundance Film Festival•2017 New York Film Festival •2018 Montclair Film Festival •2018 Victoria Independent Film Festival • 2018 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
2017. CURRENTLY IN POST-PRODUCTION. FEATURE FILM. MIXED MEDIA (HD/MINI DV). Co-Writer/Co-Director/Co-Star/Editor
Four women unravel through a self-indulgent road-trip. In bite-sized breakthroughs, the girls realize internal growth does not come from a change of scenery. Setting vibrant hallucinations against dry-drab moments of reality, GIRL PROPS uses both elements to meditate on the private versus public self.
2015, 16 MIN., HD. Language(s): Korean; English. Writer/Director/Editor.
A portrait of a six-year old girl and her Korean grandmother during a summer in New York City. Cultural and language barriers break the purely romantic stage of their relationship which potentially ruins their innocent friendship forever.
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
2016 Berlinale• 2015 Cannes Film Festival • 2016 BUSAN International Kids and Youth Film Festival • 2016 Sarasota Film Festival •2016 Montclair Film Festival • 2017 Cairo International Women's Film Festival 2016 • Tel Aviv International Children’s Film Festival •2016 Cinema in Sneakers • 2016 Reykjavík International Film Festival • 2016 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival • 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival • 2015 San Diego Asian Film Festival• 2015 Toronto Asian Reel Festival • Adolfas Mekas Award for Exceptional Scripting, Bard College •2016 Hammer to Nail Spring Shorts Contest (RUNNER UP)
2013, 8 MIN., 35MM. Written and co-directed. Language: Czech. Co-Writer/Director
A teenage girl living with her estranged father in Prague skips school after getting her period for the first time. The film was made at FAMU International in Prague, Czech Republic.
2018 "DANCE LIKE U" - OKAY KAYA (DIRECTOR/EDITOR)
2018 "IUD" - OKAY KAYA (DIRECTOR/EDITOR) *BEST MUSIC VIDEO 2018 FUSION FILM FESTIVAL
2017 “FILLING EMPTY / JAWS” - PALBERTA (DIRECTOR/EDITOR)
2017 “CHASING YOUR LOVE” - LILY MCQUEEN (DIRECTOR)
2017 "TOMORROW MORNING" - LOLA KIRKE (EDITOR)
2017 "HEAD ONTO NOWHERE" - SKATERS (EDITOR)
2015 "WEST SIDE OF MY HEART” - ERROL STARK (DIRECTOR/EDITOR)
2015 "WHEN I COME" - PALBERTA (DIRECTOR/DP/EDITOR)
SHORT VIDEOS/COMMERCIAL WORK
2018 GUCCI EYE WEAR (Editor)
2017 NY TIMES - Behind the scenes of interactive video for Article: "Rock's not dead, it's ruled by women: The round-table conversation (DP)
2017 NOWNESS - Photographers in focus: Daniel Arnold (Director/DP)
2018 GUCCI INTENSE MASCARA (Editor)
2017 DAZED X BELLA HADID X NIKE (DIRECTOR/DP/EDITOR)
2016 Between yvonne and Stephen: A Short film about yvonne rainer and stephen petronio (producer/Editor)
2016 DAZED X LUXOTTICA “CLASS OF 2016” (DIRECTOR/DP/EDITOR)
2016 DAZED X MYKKI BLANCO RECITES ZOE LEONARD’S POEMI WANT A DYKE FOR PRESIDENT" (DIRECTOR/DP/EDITOR)
2016 MATIERE SS17 “DEAD SEA COLLECTION” (DIRECTOR/EDITOR)
2016 CAMDEN NIGHT GARDENS - WILD DOGS INTERNATIONAL(FILMED, EDITOR)
2016 DAZED 100 BEHIND THE SCENES (DIRECTOR)