BIVDF ᴡɪʟʟ ᴛᴀᴋᴇ ᴘʟᴀᴄᴇ ɪɴ 28 Aᴘʀɪʟ 2021. Wᴇ ᴠᴀʟᴜᴇ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴏɴɢᴏɪɴɢ ɪɴᴛᴇʀᴇsᴛ ɪɴ ᴛʜɪs ᴜɴɪᴏ̨ᴜᴇ ᴇᴠᴇɴᴛ ɪɴ Bʀᴀɢᴀ /Pᴏʀᴛᴜɢᴀʟ.
Contemporary artistic performance practices are privileged spaces for interdisciplinary innovative work, sharing and dialogue, which deconstruct the boundaries of traditional performances and create new paradigms of practices and discourses emerging in the world.
The challenge of the International Dance Video Festival of Braga is about concepts. "performance" and "performativity" transversally invaded several areas of theoretical and practical knowledge, creating a conceptual atmosphere shared in works of art. We look forward to your contributions and views on the world we stubbornly live in.

BIVDF is a platform for diffusion, learning and development of artistic work with focus on the body and technology using VideoDance as means of expression. Contemporary artistic performative practices constitute privileged spaces for innovative interdisciplinary works, for sharing and dialogue, as well as contestation and tension, which deconstruct the boundaries of traditional performances and create new paradigms of emerging practices and discourses in today's world. However, this interest in the study of the interface between performance and technologies reflects the contemporary tendency of performing arts to interact with other disciplinary systems, integrating the technologies in their practice. The challenge we pose is the reflection on the concepts "performance" and "performativity" that have invaded transversely several areas of theoretical and practical knowledge, creating a shared conceptual atmosphere. Projects that include linking knowledge, diluting borders between arts, disciplines, and technologies, and focusing on everyday and contemporary practices are therefore valued. In future editions, the selected video screening might be online.



1 st PRIZE - 1000€

Rules & Terms
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Submissions Overview 
Braga International Video Dance Festival has two broad category for its call:
Videodance Audiovisual pieces, realized in any format, using original o re-staged choreography filmed or recorded onto video. Image and movement should have an artistic dialogue, in which it would not be possible to separate one language from the other.

There is no video limit per authors/producers. Senders will be responsible for the inscription expenses. An online catalog with the video participants will be created.
Submissions will be judged by a jury from video links. The videos will be part of our database and might be shown in other venues.

Entry Fee :
€20,00 per entry (PayPal )

Dates for Submissions
Final Deadline: March 27th, 2021
Notifications will be sent via email
Submission Formats :
Submit your project with a short biography, video description and online preview link
on Vimeo or YouTube via
Exhibition Formats
1- total length up to 10 minutes, including generic (s);
2- output file emailed or youtube link in high definition - MP4 file / MOV, H.264,
preferably format 1080 / 25p (1920x1080) or 720 / 25p (1280x720).
3- Technical form duly filled.

Dates & Deadlines
Opening Date: January 31, 2021
Earlybird Deadline: March 27, 2021
Notification Date: March 31, 2021

Overall Rating
  • Nuno Dias

    Wonderful festival! I am very happy to have attended the festival and very honoured that our work was selected. It was a great selection of films and great communication. Hope to attend the next year!

    May 2021
  • Marta Renzi

    Happily, 2 of my short films screened at Braga, with one receiving an Audience Choice Honorable Mention. Sadly, I couldn't attend. But I hope to some day in the future, because from afar it looks like a great one: communication and curation.

    May 2021
  • Unfortunately, I wasn't able to attend the screening, but the communication has been great and I was happy that my work was selected and shown at the festival.
    Thanks again!

    May 2019
  • Wonderful festival with a diverse selection of interesting films. Great communication with filmmakers.

    May 2019
  • Great little festival. Amazing selection of works from around the globe and sleek social media posts, cool trailer, and well designed publicity material.

    May 2019