Presented by Austin Dance Festival 2021, the DANCE ON FILM screening event will take place outdoors and in-person on Rocket Cinema’s 40-foot screen in an open field, under the Texas stars! We are accepting short dance films which utilize dance choreography and/or body movement alongside cinematic design to create a distinct and enticing view.
*Please read our application FAQs before proceeding with the application:
WHAT GENRE OF FILM ARE YOU ACCEPTING?
We are accepting films which highlight or incorporate dance performance and choreography. Cinematic design alongside central choreography themes should be used to reveal central themes of the film, whether these themes be connected to a narrative or story, states of being, or more experimental and formal concerns.
WHAT ARE THE APPLICATION FEES?
February 8th through April 25th = $40.00
Late Submissions*: April 26th through April 30th = $50.00
IS THERE A TIME LIMIT?
Yes, 10 minutes maximum.
HOW DO I APPLY?
You're already here! The only way to apply to DANCE ON FILM is via FilmFreeway: the world's #1 way to discover and submit to film festivals and creative contests. Please keep reviewing the FAQs before proceeding to the application.
CAN I SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE PIECE?
Yes, you may submit more than one piece. However, each piece will need to be submitted separately and an application fee is required for each piece.
CAN MY VIDEO SUBMISSION BE A WORK IN PROGRESS? DOES IT HAVE TO BE FINISHED?
Please do not apply with unfinished work- We will need to view the film in its most final version in order to consider it for the festival.
HOW WILL I KNOW IF I’VE BEEN SELECTED?
All applicants will receive an email by the notification date, May 1st, 2021. (If you do not receive an email by this time, please contact us directly.) If you are selected, you will be asked to promptly accept our invitation and communicate to our staff directly specific information for screening. If you do not meet our acceptance deadline, we will assume you are not interested in participating and will give your spot to another artist.
DO PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE A STIPEND?
We are unable to provide artists with stipends this year. However, as a chosen artist you will receive a complimentary ticket to the Austin Dance Festival event.
DO YOU PROVIDE WAIVERS FOR THE APPLICATION FEES?
No, we do not provide waivers for any of the application fees.
DO I HAVE TO BE PRESENT AT THE SCREENING IF I AM FROM OUT OF TOWN?
No, you may submit a film to the festival even if you are unable to attend the screening or festival. We’ll miss you, though!
WILL MY FILM RECEIVE ANY FEEDBACK OR CRITIQUE?
The screening will include a program with information about the chosen pieces and artists. Our team of curators will provide each artist with an official DANCE ON FILM digital laurel, which we encourage artists to use for promoting their film to future audiences.
I’VE READ THROUGH THE GUIDELINES AND FAQS, AND I STILL HAVE A QUESTION!
Not a problem. Contact: LISA@AUSTINDANCEFESTIVAL.COM
Thank you for applying to Austin Dance Festival's DANCE ON FILM!