40 NORTH Dance Film Festival aims to bring dance and artistic filmmaking to a broader audience while providing a platform for dance and film artists to share their voices with the world, inspiring movers and filmmakers, alike.

The 4th annual 40 NORTH Dance Film Festival – currently open for submissions – will be held in San Diego, California, September 21st-October 6th, 2018.

40 NORTH Dance Film Festival is open to films at any length, especially those that utilize a breadth of different filmic and dance styles or techniques to display movement using the screen or frame as a stage.

Different criteria for the films chosen to be presented in 40 NORTH include: quality of image, sound, choreography and dance; with attention on camera choreography and innovative use of editing techniques.

By selecting and screening a wide range of film and dance styles, 40 NORTH aims to raise the question and explore “What makes dance?” and/or “What constitutes dance-film?” while exploring how new media outlets and technologies can apply to and collaborate together to promote the evolution of dance as an art form.

See 40northfest.com/submit for additional details

Overall Rating
  • Mark Freeman

    Well curated. Well run. A great variety of films including international entries. A pleasure to participate.

    October 2018
  • Rebecca Salzer

    Had a wonderful experience having my work shown at 40North. The selection of films was broad and excellent, and the creative team made it a memorable experience.

    October 2018
  • Kailee McMurran

    Wonderful to work with. 40North always quickly and professionally answered questions and made the selection of my film feel very special! Thanks so much! I was sad to miss the actual events!

    October 2016