Opportunities to screen your dance films & videos

In case you haven’t noticed, there is a page called Dance Film Submission Deadlines (under the Background section of this blog) that I’ve been up-dating regularly with new opportunities for dance filmmakers. Right now there’s lots of great stuff coming up to submit your work to. See the list below, and check this page regularly for new events.



O dança em foco -International
Video & Dance Festival is receiving applications for its International
Videodance Screenings. The 2008 edition will take place in September
in Rio de Janeiro followed by other cities, with free public showings.

The applications will only be accepted thought the site www.dancaemfoco.com.br

If interested please send dance documentaries and videodance works by 29
February 2008
to the following address:

dança em foco – Festival Internacional
de Vídeo & Dança
a/c Paulo Caldas
Rua General Glicério 144 / 202 – Laranjeiras
Rio de Janeiro – RJ – Brasil
CEP 22.245-120


The 3rd International Vdance festival at the Cinemateque Tel Aviv (Cinematek), Israel
festival will run for 3 days showing international and Israeli work
that explores the connection between film and movement – showing video
dance and contemporary dance films plus experimental films from
beginning of 20th century.
Festival dates: 12 – 14 June 2008
Venue: Cinemateque Tel Aviv

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 29, 2008
artists should submit their work on DVD format (2 copies). 
document with Name of artist, Postal address, E-mail address, Phone
number , Name of the piece (Title), Name of Director, Name of
Choreographer, Name of Producer, year in which the work has been made,
length of the piece, and a short description of the piece.
Send it to:
Vdance – The International Festival of Video-Dance
Cinemateque Tel Aviv
2 Sprinzak St.
Tel Aviv 64738
For inquries and information contact:


Thursday, March 6, 2008, 7:00 – 9:30

Green Space, 37-24 24th St.,
Long Island City

An interactive peer-review workshop that
provides choreographers and dancers the
opportunity to present video
documentation of their work for critique
by experts in the field.

The panel will lead a discussion on the
best ways to document dance pieces on
film for venues, festivals and funding
applications based on five pre-selected
video submissions.


To submit your video sample for critique
please send a DVD clearly labeled with
the name of the artist and contact
information to:

Arts Builds Community Submissions
Queens Council on the Arts
One Forest Park at Oak Ridge

Woodhaven, NY 11421-1166

Submissions should be 3-5 minutes.
Please note that this workshop is
directed towards the documentation of
dance pieces not narrative or artistic
films involving dance. Only a limited
number of submissions will be discussed
at the workshop.

For more information email chenderson@queenscouncilarts.org or visit: http://www.queenscouncilarts.org/html/artsservices-dancedoc.html

MARCH 2008

The deadline for the proposals is March 1, 2008.

more information on EMPAC and the DANCE MOViES Commission, or to
download the guidelines and application form, please visit the EMPAC

DANCE MOViES Commission application process:
EMPAC DANCE MOViES Commission is a competitive open proposal process,
in which eligible artists submit a project proposal.  The initial
proposals are reviewed and a small number of artists are invited to
submit a detailed proposal to an international panel. The panel
assesses the quality and feasibility of the proposed project and
submits its recommendations to EMPAC. The commissions are awarded by
EMPAC after review.

Upon awarding of the commission, the artist
or collaborative team has one year to complete the project, at which
point the work is premiered at EMPAC, shown at dance film festivals
around the world, and credited as an EMPAC DANCE MOViES Commission.


The American Dance Festival calls
for innovators to step forward with submissions for the 13th annual
Dancing for the Camera: International Festival of Film and Video Dance.
Showcasing the best of fusions between cinematographic skill and
choreographic vision, Dancing for the Camera has screened to
international audiences more than 250 dance films by filmmakers from
over 20 countries.  Directed by dance filmmaker and curator, Douglas
Rosenberg, the 2008 festival will take place July 11-13, in conjunction
with the ADF’s 75th Anniversary. 

Seeking high artistic
quality, all entries will be adjudicated in one of four categories by a
panel of jurors whose selections will screen at the festival.
Certificates of Distinction will be awarded to works of exceptional

Submissions should align with one of the following areas:
Choreography for the Camera–original work made specifically for video or film or re-staged for the camera.
Documentaries–productions that include interviews or other educational elements in addition to choreography.
and Digital Technologies–work that extends the boundaries of dance and
can exist only in video, film, or new technologies.
Student Work–submissions produced while the filmmakers were students or by current students.
The early deadline for film/video submissions is March 11, 2008, by 6pm with an entry fee of $30. 
All submissions must meet the final deadline of April 11, 2008, by 6pm.  The entry fee for late submissions is $40.  Download the entry form.  

For more information on Dancing for the Camera, including registration, entry forms, and guidelines for submission please visit www.americandancefestival.org

Questions regarding the call for entries should be directed to adf@americandancefestival.org or 919.684.6402.

2008 dance event for the Dowagiac Dogwood Fine Arts Festival is
“Dancing Outside the Box: A Video& Film Festival of Dance.”  On
Saturday, May 10, 2008 select films will be shown at the Theatre in the
Dale A. Lyons Building on the campus of Southwestern Michigan College
in Dowagiac, Michigan.
We seek
films or videos that blend dance and film of all kinds.  We will accept
dance made for the camera, documentary, short film, adaptation of a
stage work or site specific creation, or music video.  Content must be
family friendly.

  • Entries must be received in DVD or VHS format
  • Entry form and media must be postmarked by March 15, 2008
  • If
    you would like your media returned please send self addressed mailer
    with return postage.  We are not responsible for returning preview
    media without a specific request and postage.
  • Dogwood Fine Arts
    Festival is given the right to use excerpts from your video, if chosen
    for the festival in all Dogwood promotional materials.
    every effort will be made to protect entries while in the Festival’s
    care; however, the Festival and its sponsor do not assume liability for
    damage or loss to DVD’s or videotapes.

Send entry form and VHS/DVD to:
Dogwood Fine Arts Festival
PO Box 526
Dowagiac, MI 49047
Direct questions to:
Amy Rose  269.580.1447
 craigamy@btc-bci.com  subject:Dogwood

APRIL 2008

Entry Call 2008                                               
Dance film entries are now being accepted for the 2008 SHOOT – Dance for Screen festival
– Dance for Screen, the Swedish dance for screen festival celebrates
the fifth anniversary with festival in four cities:
Screenings, seminars, discussions, workshops, 3D installation, national and international guests.
are looking for dance films and videos in various styles, completed in
2006-2008, that combine choreography and cinematography.
We welcome shorts, features, animation and video clips.
Festival date: Oct/Nov 2008
Submission deadline: 2 April 2008
go to www.modernadansteatern.se
or email stina@modernadansteatern.se



4. International Dance Film Festival, Budapest

Organised by Workshop Foundation in co-operation with Budapest Autumn Festival

Planned date: 10-13 October 2008

We are accepting original films and videos on dance and movement,
camera re-works and experimental projects on body and gestures with no
restriction on its length and subject.

A DVD format copy should be sent to Workshop Foundation no later than 15 April 2008 (postmark).

Workshop Foundation / Gabor Pinter
1094 Budapest, Liliom u. 41.

It is also the deadline for submitting the on-line ENTRY FORM.

A professional jury will select the films into the screening programme.
Applicants will be informed about the decision by 30 July 2008.

Do not hesitate to contact us for further information: editfest@yahoo.com

Thank you,

Gabor Pinter
Program Curator

ON-GOING (No deadlines)


I am glad to invite you to show your videos in the channel WEBTV.sepiensa,
an internet channel dedicated exclusively to video-art, performance documantation, etc.

WEBTV.sepiensa has the support of Sepiensa.net [debate.art.society]. Curatoria Forense and Fondo Nacional Audiovisual (Chile)

If you are interested in participate, you can send the video(s) to jorge@numcero.cl through YOUSENDIT (http://www.yousendit.com/) if the file has less than 100 MB or by postal mail (DVD or CD) to:

Jorge Sepúlveda T.
Casilla de Correo 68,
Sucursal 12 Capital
Buenos Aires, Argentina

technical requirements:
– file in AVI format (compress as RAR or ZIP)
– at least 640 x 480 pixels
– 10 minutes max. each video
– information of each video (title, author, date)

sending your video, WEBTV.sepiensa is authorized to use it for public
exhibition on internet and activities related to the promotion of

Best regards,

Jorge Sepulveda T. (alias lulo)
Curador Independiente

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