Context.Film is a film program of the Context.Diana Vishneva Festival that supports the contemporary dance scene for 10 years now.

The founder of the festival is Diana Vishneva, a world-famous dancer, who performed in ballets staged exclusively for her by John Neumeier, Ohad Haharin, Martha Graham, Pina Bauch, and others. In 2005–2017, she was a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre.

For the last 10 years Context Festival manifests the pursuit of knowledge – the knowledge of dance, diversity of styles and cultures, and inner freedom.

Our festival believes that dance and film are connected inseparably: the ability to preserve our emotions and convey them subtly and accurately, and movement as one of the fundamental ways to create and act.

For the 10th anniversary year Context.Film decides to include a short film section to the selected and curated film screenings of the program. The festival provides a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary artists and their teams to present their work to the general public, receive professional evaluation and be presented on the big screen. We want to use our platform to discover and promote filmmakers, artists, and choreographers, who create using both the mediums - dance and film, and share their work with all the festival goers and fans.

We invite films, music and experimental videos up to 15 minutes in length, in which dance is embodied using various film language tools and hybrid forms of screen storytelling.

Film critics and eminent experts in the field of contemporary dance, directors of photography, and film producers will review the program compiled by the curators.

By the end of the festival, finalists will receive detailed professional reviews of 1-2 pages.

The panel is TBA.

The program accepts video works created no earlier than January 1, 2020, as part of the selection, we want to see and understand the common motives and common elements of film language over the past two years.

The team of our curators will pick the most artistic and innovative films and show them within the main program of Context.Film from November 30 - December 15, 2022, in the 10 most essential film venues in Russia.

SCREENDANCE
Synthesis of dance language, camera movement, and montage. The film can be fiction or a documentary.

- All Films must be submitted by October 20, 2022
- The films will undergo a pre-selection by the Expert Jury and the curators of Context.Film The organization will notify the results of the participants by November 15, 2022.
- Maximum film length is 15 minutes
- The films must be produced after 1st January 2020, we're interested in the last 2 years of dance for the screen.
- The films have to be subtitled in English or Russian

MUSIC VIDEOS
A music composition with a video sequence, containing a choreographic piece or a series of dance elements.

- All Films must be submitted by October 20, 2022
- The films will undergo a pre-selection by the Expert Jury and the curators of Context.Film The organization will notify the results of the participants by November 15, 2022.
- Maximum film length is 15 minutes
- The films must be produced after 1st January 2020, we're interested in the last 2 years of dance for the screen.
- The films have to be subtitled in English or Russian

EXPERIMENT
In this category, we are looking for works brought to the screen using various film language tools and hybrid forms of storytelling.

- All Films must be submitted by October 20, 2022
- The films will undergo a pre-selection by the Expert Jury and the curators of Context.Film The organization will notify the results of the participants by November 15, 2022.
- Maximum film length is 15 minutes
- The films must be produced after 1st January 2020, we're interested in the last 2 years of dance for the screen.
- The films have to be subtitled in English or Russian


By submitting your work to this festival, you give permission for us to screen the film at our official venues and to use your posters/trailers/marketing materials for the promotion of the festival. 
Each author is responsible for the content of the submitted work and claims to be the owner of all rights (direct and indirect) of the work.