The San Jacinto College dance program invites submissions of short dance films for its second annual Artists for Hope International Dance Film Festival, to be held virtually February 10-19, 2023.

Artists for Hope is a charity concert event in which all ticket sales are gifted to a chosen local charity. Entering its 8th year, AFH is returning to the stage and screen for a live event while still embracing the virtual dance world. To learn more about how the organization is evolving for 2023, please visit our website at:

Must be an original work, created for film/video.
Compilations and documentation of live dance performances will not be considered.
Films longer than 12 minutes or not centered on dance will not be considered.
Work must have been produced after November 1, 2020.

The individual or entity submitting this film warrants that it holds all necessary rights for submission of this film for exhibition in the Artists for Hope Dance Film Festival and for use in related promotional and educational events prior to the festival and up to 24 months thereafter and (2) shall indemnify and hold harmless San Jacinto College from and against any and all claims, costs, suits, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and court costs) by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, royalties, publicity and/or screening related to the film.

Films will be screened live and online. Exhibition formats and level of screening quality may change based on equipment availability and venue changes.

San Jacinto College is granted the right to utilize and excerpt from any film or image submitted and accepted for exhibition at the festival and for promotional purposes.

All accepted short films are to be shown on a digital file. Our preferred format is Quicktime: h.264 codec, 1920x1080 frame size at 30fps. Other options may be used but will remain in their native format.

Accepted films that have dialogue will need to provide a Closed Captions file.

Overall Rating
  • Olivia N'Ganga

    I am very happy and very proud to have had the opportunity to represent France with my film "Broken" at the Artists For Hope Dance Film Festival in Houston in official selection. This edition was a real success at all levels (very high technical and artistic quality of the films selected, very good organization and very professional). I wish you all to have such a wonderful experience across the Atlantic as an artist-filmmaker. Thank you to the organization for this nice welcome ✨

    March 2021
  • Beatriz Mediavilla

    Even int his pandemic times, this festival had a very nice promotion and the films in the selection were beautifully artistic and it was an honour to be part of it. Very inspiring. Thank you.

    March 2021