Category Archives: Festivals

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.

Call for art projects PSF2016 Intermittence+Interference – Group Exhibition


MILLENNIUM GALLERY: November 11, 2016

Deadline for submission: January 31, 2016

The PSF2016 in partnership with the Millennium Gallery – a joint effort of Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon University and Lusófona University – is calling for artists to submit an artwork to be presented at the group exhibition of the Post-Screen: International Festival of Art, New Media and Cybercultures.



The PSF2016: Intermittence+Interference is focused in the themes of photography, film, museology and public space, in connection with the idea of post-screen underlying the festival’s name and purpose, which is to generate a dialogue between the artistic and technological fields, through multidisciplinary studies that contribute critically both to research and artistic practice.

Starting from the three areas already appointed, this project will address a set of topics related with the media, the proliferation and the unfolding of images in cyberspace, the new modalities of screens and their implications in spectatorship and audiences. The substantial increase of urban screens is also a potential field of investigation and reflection on new forms of interaction and collaborative environments in public spaces. The projection of light on urban surfaces arises, largely, as a way to create spaces for collective critical thought through which the video serves as a means for communication and not for consumption, often conveying a sense of political inquiry.

In addition to these aspects, issues related with algorithms, the decoding of images through different outputs, or the new imagery offered, for example, by satellite images, or even the possibilities generated by the virtual reality, are some of the themes to be addressed in this second edition of the PSF, taking into consideration new proposals and approaches which may arise during the course of the project.


Artists may submit an art project/artwork to be presented at the virtual gallery of the festival.

Submissions are accepted in various genres, such as:

•   Installations (interactive, site-specific, etc.)

•   Video

•   Photography

•   Audio

•   Multiple projections

•   Immersive environments

•   Video-mapping

•   Video-performance

•   Cyberarte

•   Visual Arts

Before submitting please read carefully the Artists Guidelines and the Rules and Regulation provided in our website.

Artworks will be evaluated through a single blind selection process by the Curatorial Commission.

Please submit by January 31, 2016 through this link:

All candidates will be notified by the end of April 2016.


For more information got to

or contact

Submission call 2016 – Les Danses Macabres: Death and the Moving Image

The Festival International de Vidéo Danse de Bourgogne (France) is an annual screendance platform that promotes dance films, works of video art, and other forms of experimental cinema that explore movement through bodies, animation, objects and a wide range of compositional methods. We are currently seeking submissions for our 8th season that resonate with the theme Les Danses Macabres: Death and the Moving Image. This theme is inspired by the medieval illustrated texts of dancing skeletons (dance of death) that functioned as an allegory regarding the universality of death. Fascinated by how the stillness or immobility of death is represented through movement, the festival is interested in exploring concepts surrounding death that have occupied a central role in film, dance and other art forms across diverse historic periods and styles.

 “Cinema opens onto death like a window opens into a courtyard” – André Bazin

This theme may be interpreted broadly. Beyond explorations of death through movement, we are also interested in works of screendance that explore mortality through rituals, analogies, and related subjects, including but not limited to: requiems, architectural ruins, ghosts and memory, the Gothic, Romanticism, Butoh, André Bazin’s “mummy complex”, absence/presence, death as new beginning or transformation, etc.

Films selected for screening will be shown at one of several events during the festival in late April 2016, including cinema screenings in a theatre or on monitors in installation format. Festival venues include the National Theatre, the Médiathèque of Le Creusot, and the theatre of the Château de la Verrerie.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 15 February 2016. We are only accepting submissions related to the theme noted above. All lengths and formats are welcome, although short films are preferred due to limited screening time. We do not screen documentaries or recordings of live performances. The submission process is electronic and films must be available to view on Vimeo or YouTube (private videos are fine—don’t forget to include the password in your form!). Please complete the submission form found HERE, or contact us at:

Submission information and form are also available on our website:

Marisa C. Hayes & Franck Boulègue, co-directeurs,
Festival International de Vidéo Danse de Bourgogne :
Screendance Studies Blog :

The dancescreen film submission is open from 2 November 2015- 31 January 2016

Are you a filmmaker, choreographer, dance and video artist, producer, distributor or broadcaster and want to submit dance-based films which were produced since June 2013 and which have not been previously entered in dancescreen?

Submit here.

The 14th dancescreen edition in 2016 will take place within FRAME-The London dance film festival from 9-12 June 2016 at Kingston Upon Thames, UK. The dancescreen competition is organised by the IMZ International Music + Media Centre. It is a platform for the international cultural film community, dedicated to the creation and promotion of performing arts films.
FRAME is hosted by BalletBoyz, the celebrated dance and filmmaking company by former Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt. Dancescreen in cooperation with FRAME will offer an opportunity for creative talents in the arts to show their work, share experience and enjoy the best that dance and dance film offers.

Data Bodies: Digital Performance Weekender @ Watermans

Data Bodies: Digital Performance Weekender @ Watermans

Annual Digital Performance Weekender at Watermans, to take place on 14 & 15 November. This year some of the events are supported by London South Bank University and are part of Being Human festival of the Humanities.
This year’s Weekender explores Big Data through an artistic lens. What does Big Data mean for our society? Is our data safe? How will it impact future generations?
The 2-day event includes performances, installations and participatory events. There is something for everyone from new media natives to young children or digital refusniks.  Event highlights include a solo adaptation of Alexander Whitley’s visually striking and kinetically charged choreography The Measures Taken, which saw sell out runs at Sadlers Wells and the Royal Opera House, a chance to go on a virtual reality adventure with CREW’s C.a.p.e. and Anna Dumitriu’s new work Sequence that fuses leading edge digital technology with bacterial bioart.
The event also features a Symposium and two workshops on the subject of Data Bodies. The Symposium brings together artists such as Sarah T. Gold, Anna Dumitru and Blast Theory, Athens/Berlin-based curator Daphne Dragona, digital collective Furtherfield, and scholars from the Universities of Hull, Brighton, King’s College and London South Bank University. The workshops invite young people and adults to learn practical tips on how to safeguard their data. Many of the event are free but, for some, advance booking is required.
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Screening 2nd Leeds International Screendance Competition 11 Nov 2016

The second International Screendance Competition, part of the renowned Leeds International Film Festival, is screening its finalists on 11 November, followed by a panel discussion delving into the work and context of screendance today. 
The screening features ten films from seven different countries, selected from an open call for submissions by a specialist shortlisting panel. The overall prize winner will be selected by an international jury which comprises Leonel Brum (dança em foco, Brazil), Dr Liz Aggiss (performer/filmmaker, UK) and Marisa C. Hayes (Festival International de Vidéo Danse de Bourgogne, France), and announced after the screening.

Led by filmmaker Andy Wood, and developed in partnership with Yorkshire Dance, the project is building a focal point for dance film in the UK. The screening and competition are a landmark moment: Leeds International Film Festival is known for its strong curatorial signature, and is one of only two festivals in the UK accepted as a qualifying event for the BAFTAs and Oscars. 
The evening presents a range of contrasting approaches to screendance, from the mesmeric to the startlingly absurd.
We hope to see you there!
For more information and to book, please visit
Tickets are £8, and £6 for concessions.
Follow the competition on for more information about the films and to join the discussion! 

EXTENDED DEADLINE Dance Springs application for Dance Artists

UH Arts and DanceEast are extending the deadline for submissions to this year’s Dance Springs festival. The festival has grown considerably in size and is now giving four dance artists the opportunity to present work at two different deadlines. The application is open to all dance artists regardless of where you are based. Please pass on this information around your networks.


Application information and application form can be found at the link below.

Light Moves Screendance Lab November 2015

Light Moves Screendance Lab taking place Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 November in Limerick as part of the Light Moves Festival of Screendance.  We have a terrific programme of installations, screenings, a symposium and of course The Lab

This year, the Lab comprises three sessions entityled TranslationIntegration and Expansion.  Participants may attend all sessions or just one or two.
Places are limited to 15 and as of today, there are just 10 places remaining.

Booking is available at  Simply click on the buy tickets button on any page and you will be brought to our Eventbrite page which lists all screenings and Lab sessions.  Booked individually, lab sesssions cost €25/20 or book for all three for €60/50.

Light Moves festival of screendance | 18-22 November 2015

Light Moves festival of screendance, Dance Limerick, … (0) 61 467813
Here is a travel info document, which might be useful.  As you’ll see, our accommodation partner is again the George Boutique Hotel who are offering a special festival rate to Light Moves attenders of €69 per night for B&B.  Book online and enter the discount code or promotional code lightmoves.  This is also where our Festival Club will be on Friday and Saturday nights.