Category Archives: Screendance

OPEN CALL InShadow 2016 > submissions until 31st of May

The submissions for the InShadow Festival 2016 are officially open in the areas of Video Dance, Documentary, Animation, Performance, Installation and Exhibition.

InShadow has the label of EFFE – Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe, 2015-2016 placing it among the best video dance festivals in the world. Your application counts to this position! Apply and seize the opportunity to win one of InShadow’s awards and have your work recognized internationally.

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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.

Who will be the winners of 60secondsdance 2016?

Who will be the winners of 60secondsdance 2016?


Still from The Knowledge between us – finalist in all four Top 10’s


Two men fighting over books in a dessert, a young couple kissing in a hallway and a choreographed spaghetti supper…
This year’s edition of 60secondsdance is diverse in expression as well as the films’ origin!

The finalists of the international online competition 60secondsdance 2016 have now been selected.
In April each of the Nordic countries will reveal who will win the competition in Finland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden.
Four main prizes of €1500 are at stake, as well as four prizes of €500 for the runner-ups.

264 films from 39 countries were submitted to the second Nordic edition of 60secondsdance. Once again we have experienced a great variety in dance styles and film genres, as well as a high artistic level. The short 60 seconds format gives the artists an opportunity to experiment and express themselves freely without a heavy production plan or budget. The result this year has been many topical and original works that pushes the boundaries of an ever changing, vibrant art form.


Still tendencies could be spotted this year. Many films had:

– Close ups of hands movement and gestures

– Playful use of time, speed and slow motion

– Choreography around, on or at tables

– Nudity

– Social and political commentaries


The national juries have placed their votes, and found the four national Top 10’s. Now it’s your turn! Watch the four Top 10’s on our website and place your vote for the Audience Award of 2016 BEFORE APRIL 9th, 2016.
The Audience Award Winners will receive 2 festival passes for Loikka Dance Film Festival 2017 and be part of the touring Nordic Curated Compilation with all of the winners.


Winner announcements:

The Finnish winners: Loikka Dance Film Festival, Helsinki, April 10th 2016

The Norwegian winners: Multiplié Dance Festival, Trondheim, April 15th, 2016

The Danish winners: Cinemateket, Copenhagen, April 21st, 2016

The Swedish winners: ScreenDance Festival, Dansmuseet, Stockholm, April 28th, 2016


60secondsdance started out as a Danish competition in 2011 in relation to the international dance day, co-produced by Dansens Dag and ScreenMoves in Dansehallerne. It quickly became known in the international dance film sphere, and slowly spread to the public as well.
The public interest and the continuous artistic growth inspired the organizers to expand the competition across the Nordic region in the fall of 2014.

Since the expansion we have received more than 550 films, 50 international screenings of the Top films and more than 50.000 views online.

60secondsdance is supported by Nordic Culture Fund through 2016.


-The finalists of the 4 top 10’s are from Denmark, Sweden, Australia, Italy, UK,  India, Israel, Greece, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Norway and China.


-Some of the competing films have made it to all four Top 10’s.


– 60secondsdance is co-organized by Loikka Dance Film Festival (FI), ScreenMoves/Dansehallerne (DK), ScreenDance Festival (SE) and DansiT/Multiplié Dance Festival (NO).


Please visit:

twitter: 60secondsdance


For more information please contact Maia Sorensen: / ScreenMoves/Dansehallerne

Movers and Makers – Edinburgh and Glasgow

6 April | CCA, Glasgow
Screendance Salon (6-7.30pm) £5.00
A workshop for professionals interested in creating dance works for screen. Join artists and filmmakers involved in Scotland’s growing screendance community. Share your ideas, work-in-progress or completed films and take part in peer-to-peer discussions led by Independent Dance Co-Director, and renowned curator and programmer, Gitta Wigro. To submit a work, please email
Screendance Cinema (8-9.30pm) £5.00 – free for Salon attendees
A screendance cinema curated by Gitta Wigro featuring internationally significant and single screen works. Currently Co-Director of Independent Dance, London, Gitta has curated many international film festivals, including Video Dance Italy, Movement on Screen and VideoDanza,  as well as working in artist development for over 15 years. The evening will finish with a post event discussion and a chance to meet the curator.
For more info, please tel +44 (0) 1309 691661 or email

Screendance Workshop in France

Registration is now open for the 2016 Screendance Workshop at the International Video Dance Festival of Burgundy. Please feel free to share this message with any artists looking to get started in screendance or develop their practice within a larger community of international artists and scholars. More information can be found on our website:

Screendance Africa (PTY) Ltd at TANZRAUSCHEN International Dance Film Festival 2016

Screendance Africa (PTY) Ltd 


TANZRAUSCHEN International Dance on Screen Festival 2016

Screendance Africa (Pty) Ltd

Established in 2012, Screendance Africa has had one mission: to encourage and grow the medium of Screendance on the African continent. Since then Screendance Africa has produced two fashion dance films, facilitated workshops, castings and curated Screendance for The Durban International Film Festival, The African Creative Economy Conference, The National Arts Festival South Africa, Transmissions Dance Festival Uganda and the iDance Hong Kong Dance Festival, amongst others.

In 2014, Directors and Curators of Screendance Africa, Jeannette Ginslov & Dominique Jossie, were asked to curate a list of African dance films, for the TANZRAUSCHEN International Dance on Screen Festival 28-31 January 2016. This is an international dance film festival that will take place in Wuppertal, Germany, in the cultural centre “die börse”, also home to the Tanzteater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. TANZRAUSCHEN works in collaboration with national and international festival partners and presents different film categories of the Dance on Screen culture from art video clips to documentary. Workshops and a conference are also scheduled.
Ginslov will be attending the festival and on behalf of Screendance Africa, present twelve African screendance works, to its first EU audience, in the Looproom: a “nonstop” program of short dance film clips. The dance films were produced in Kenya, South Africa, Ethiopia andBurkina Faso and range from documentary to contemporary performance, music and fashion dance videos to contributions for an international crowd-sourced dance-film project. They reveal a response to present day Africa, a continent of mixed ideologies, creativity, ways of being and dance performance styles.
Ginslov will also will be conducting a 5 hour Screendance and AR (Augmented Reality) workshop that explores screendance, smart phone app technology and interaction design with dialogical choreographic formations. It is open to the public with a fee of €49.

So if you’re around near Wuppertal at this time, be curious and check it out! Or, wait until Screendance Africa screens the TANZRAUSCHEN film roll in South Africa. Ginslov and Jossie will no doubt screen the dance films somewhere near you. Keep your eyes peeled!

52 Portraits- digital project by Jonathan Burrows – Matteo Fargion – Hugo Glendinning

Sadler’s Wells would like to invite you to subscribe to 52 Portraits.

52 Portraits is an online project by choreographer Jonathan Burrows, composer Matteo Fargion and video maker Hugo Glendinning, which will release a short gestural portrait of a different dancer or performer every Monday throughout 2016.

Take a look at the four short teasers from a selection of the films that will be released throughout the year.
We hope you will subscribe at and follow the films throughout the year.

Dance Camera West 15th Annual Call For Submissions

15 Years 15 Venues 15 Styles of Dance & Still Growing

Dance Camera West is thrilled to announce its 15th Annual Dance Media Film Festival call for submissions. We welcome dance media in any dance style or genre. Categories include: short films, feature length, documentary, animation and interactive dance media.

Highlights include: Live performances, 3rd Annual CalArts Emerging Artists Competition, Virtual Interactive Dance, and the 5th Annual Dance- Along. Past venues include: The Music Center, REDCAT, MOCA, The Getty Museum, LACMA, Hammer Museum and Grand Park.

Important Dates for festival submissions:
Final Deadline: February 1st, 2016
Festival Notifications will be sent via email by March 1st, 2016
Festival takes place in June Dates TBA

Dance Camera West Festival Entry Fee:
Members submit for FREE
Non-members fee $60

To Be Considered for the festival, the following are required:
Completed DCW entry form Membership or entry fee
Link of entry (passwords optional)
Entries longer than 20 minutes must be submitted by DVD

Festival Entry Regulations For Festival Submissions

1. Entrants must submit an online version of their entry for work less than 20 minutes. Passwords are optional. A Pro Res, Blu-Ray compatible version of film entries will be requested if entry is invited into the festival.
2. Works over 20 minutes will be accepted by DVD and should be mailed to the following address postmarked by January 31, 2016. Please include a printed copy of your entry form and DO NOT REQUEST signature confirmation by Dance Camera West. When sending media through customs, please designate: “Film for Festival- No commercial value.  Send to:


3. DCW is given the right to use excerpts from you work in all DCW promotional materials.
4. DISCLAIMER/LIABILITY: Every effort will be made to protect entries while in the Festival’s care; however, the festival and its sponsors do not assume liability for damage or loss of media.

To submit your film please go to our website: