Aғᴛᴇʀ ᴛʜᴇ Fᴇsᴛɪᴠᴀʟ ᴅɪʀᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ ᴅᴇᴄɪsɪᴏɴ, ɪɴ ᴏʀᴅᴇʀ ᴛᴏ ᴄᴏᴘᴇ ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴛʜᴇ ᴏᴠᴇʀᴀʟʟ sɪᴛᴜᴀᴛɪᴏɴ ᴏғ ᴘʀᴇᴠᴇɴᴛɪᴏɴ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ ɴᴏᴠᴇʟ ᴄᴏʀᴏɴᴀᴠɪʀᴜs ᴇᴘɪᴅᴇᴍɪᴄ, ᴀɴᴅ ғᴏʀ ᴛʜᴇ sᴀғᴇᴛʏ ᴀɴᴅ ʜᴇᴀʟᴛʜ ᴏғ ᴇᴠᴇʀʏᴏɴᴇ BIVDF ᴡɪʟʟ ᴛᴀᴋᴇ ᴘʟᴀᴄᴇ ɪɴ Aᴘʀɪʟ 2021, ᴅᴀᴛᴇs ᴛᴏ ʙᴇ ᴀɴɴᴏᴜᴄᴇᴅ. Wᴇ ᴠᴀʟᴜᴇ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴏɴɢᴏɪɴɢ ɪɴᴛᴇʀᴇsᴛ ɪɴ ᴛʜɪs ᴜɴɪᴏ̨ᴜᴇ ᴇᴠᴇɴᴛ ɪɴ Bʀᴀɢᴀ /Pᴏʀᴛᴜɢᴀʟ ᴀɴᴅ ᴡᴇ ᴛʜᴀɴᴋ ʏᴏᴜ ғᴏʀ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴜɴᴅᴇʀsᴛᴀɴᴅɪɴɢ.

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 videos screening will be online.

Directed and curated by Cristina Mendanha and Paulo Henrique



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.
Videodance Audiovisual pieces for schools in Portugal, realized in any format, using original o re-staged choreography filmed or recorded onto video.
There is no video limit per authors/producers. Senders will be responsible for the inscription expenses. A online catalogue with the video participants will be created.
Submissions will be judged by a jury from video links.
Entry Fee :
€20,00 per entry (PayPal )
Videodance Audiovisual pieces for schools in Portugal
50% discount | 
€10,00 per entry (PayPal )

Dates for Submissions
Final Deadline: March 27th, 2020
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, 2020
Earlybird Deadline: March 27, 20
Notification Date: March 31, 2020

Overall Rating
  • 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