Perth Screendance Festival

A new programme of events and competition in Scotland UK, dedicated to celebrating the art and creativity of imaginative dance on screen.
Screendance is an expanding genre of artist moving image created by combining choreographic intention and compositional form, with the language of cinema.

We are looking for short works that fit this description for screening in two categories – UK work and International work – that will go forward to be judged in competition. There is a cash prize and the opportunity to be part of the moving image collection of Threshold Artspace, Horsecross, Perth.

This event sits within the Perth Dance Festival with 2 screenings and includes a workshop and facilitated discussion sessions with internationally recognised artists and curators.

Go to the Horsecross website for further information on all events.

Awards & Prizes

Best UK work
Best International work

Rules & Terms

The festival accepts short film submissions of no longer than 15 minutes made in the last 5 years. The works should conform to the genre of screendance also known as videodance or dance film. The festival does not accept documentation of live performance or dance documentary. Music videos maybe considered if the balance between dance and music is even. By submitting your work you acknowledge you own all intellectual property rights and permissions for the work.

All works should be submitted through Film Freeway .
Incomplete applications may invalidate submissions.

There is a standard submission/ administration fee of $15 (US Dollars) with discounts for students with valid ID proof. Late submissions will be accepted at extra cost.

All films accepted for screening will be put forward to competition and presented to an independent jury panel. The award-winning works will be offered the option to be acquired for the Threshold Arts moving image collection at Horsecross Perth Concert Hall, in a non-exclusive arrangement. A fee will be paid to the artist for this acquisition. Detailed terms and conditions to follow. The judges decision is final.