DARE TO DANCE IN PUBLIC FILM (D2D) is committed to promoting dance that happens in the public realm – beyond traditional studios, schools, and stages – dance that explores place and space, creating community and engaging the public as it intersects creatively with film. D2D presents films that explore dance as an urgent, potent, universal language… films that transform our ideas of what it is to be human. We accept films that are shot listed and films that are shot from the hip… films that continue to investigate and push the boundaries between the languages of filmmaking and movement.

This year’s judges: Award-winning director & filmmaker extraordinaire Adi Halfin, go-to Creative Movement Director Stephen Galloway, Legendary’s Omari NiNa Oricci (founder of the House of Nina Oricci & Les Ballet Afrik) & award-winning dancer/choreographer & Former muse of La La La Human Steps Louise Lecavalier & award-winning director/choreographer & founder of D2D Sarah Elgart.

*Minimum $100 per category, exact amount TBA

Best Interface of Dance & Camera
Best Original Choreography
Best Use of Location
Best Editing
Most Daring Film

Please READ AND CONSIDER THESE RULES CAREFULLY:

DARE TO DANCE IN PUBLIC FILM FESTIVAL: Round 5

Rules & Terms:

In the face of the new Coronavirus variants, and because we are still not out of the woods – D2D: Round 5 invites dance film makers to continue to dance and film safely in accordance with the guidelines of wherever you are in the world. While D2D is founded on the concept of taking dance into the public realm, at this moment the safety and well-being of our dance filmmaking community is our main priority.

We invite you to submit your dance films that are created in public and alternative spaces & places including your homes, or wherever you can FILM SAFELY. We welcome dance films that continue to explore the theme PANDEMANIA! and/or any other any other prescient & moving subjects, ideas, stories, places, spaces that you desire as long as you can do so safely for all concerned. Pandemania is a made up word which we define as follows:

PANDEMANIA: ( PAN – DUH – MAY – NEE – UH ) a state of abnormally elevated arousal, affect, and energy level due to isolation, frustration, anger, and various strong emotions brought about as a direct result of the Coronavirus, as well as issues/world events e.g. systemic racism, immigration, the environment, LGBTQX & women’s rights, and other pandemics in our collective history. Pandemania frequently ensues in a heightened need for self-expression through movement.

DARE TO DANCE IN PUBLIC FILM FESTIVAL is singular in the world of dance film festivals as it is a platform presenting a range of films from first time filmmakers to seasoned professionals. Every year for our judging panel we recruit renowned creatives from the worlds of dance, film, theater and beyond. We are thrilled to announce our judges for D2D Round 5: Award-winning director & filmmaker extraordinaire Adi Halfin, go-to Creative Movement Director Stephen Galloway, Legendary’s Omari Wiles (founder of the House of Nina Oricci & Les Ballet Afrik) & award-winning dancer/choreographer & Former muse of La La La Human Steps Louise Lecavalier.

- Length: Each submission must be a minimum of 2 minutes and not exceed 10 minutes in length.

- Both POLISHED: i.e. films in which filmmakers intentionally create and/or pre-conceptualize the choreography & filmic approach in response to a public site or space and its usage, architecture, scale, etc. or RAW, i.e. films in which filmmakers capture a dancer(s) or an event that appears to be happening in a spontaneous and/or unplanned fashion (e.g. found dance), are accepted.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL FILMS, RAW &/OR POLISHED, MUST PURSUE AN INTEGRITY OF FORM, MOVEMENT, AND RELATIONSHIP OF MOVEMENT/DANCE TO CAMERA.

Submitting filmmakers must provide a brief synopsis of their film, including where it was created/filmed.

Winning films must be shareable on Vimeo &/or Youtube.

We ask each Filmmaker to follow us on Instagram (if applicable):
@dare2danceinpublic @arrogantelbow @zoe.rappaport

Deadline for final submission is 11:59 pm Pacific Time on November 30, 2022.
Submission/processing fee is $30 per entry.*
Multiple entries by a single filmmaker are welcome, each entry requires a separate fee.

All submissions must be made through FilmFreeway.
Submissions will be judged based to a greater or lesser degree (depending on the submission category) on the quality of the overall film, its editing, choreography, concept, originality, use of space, and interface of the dance with camera.

Overall Rating
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Hospitality
Networking
  • Marta Renzi

    Great communication, a festival with a big heart.

    September 2021
  • Darrel Dunn

    A hidden gem of great hearted people and quality movement!

    June 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Friidom! We appreciate you!!