Braga International Video Dance Festival 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 in this second edition of the Festival 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. The second edition will be held between April 21 and 30 . The show of selected videos will be held in a cultural space in the Braga City | Auditório José Sarmento- Mercado Cultural do Carandá . This project aims to promote and stimulate the cultural offer in the city of Braga, which in the area of ​​multimedia arts has been growing and the commitment of a strong civic movement in the city to organize the submission to creative city Media Arts of UNESCO.


hosted by ARTE TOTAL
Directed and curated by Cristina Mendanha with Play Bleu


Rules & Terms

Rules & Terms
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Submissions Overview
This edition of the Braga International Video Dance Festival has one 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. 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 or bank transfer)
IBAN: PT50 0010 0000 2078 6160 0012 2
If payment is being made by bank transfer you must send a copy of the bank

Dates for Submissions
Final Deadline: March 27th, 2017
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 20 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 20, 2017
Earlybird Deadline: March 27, 2017
Notification Date: March 31, 2017
Event Date: April 21 – 30, 2017