Dare to Dance in Public Film Festival (D2D) is dedicated to dance that happens outside of stages and studios. D2D is committed to short films that explore the intersection of dance and the camera, films that spread the wealth of dance and challenge the notion that there is a proper time and place to dance. D2D begs the question, why not dance anywhere at anytime? D2D in Public Film Fest has an amazing panel of judges from the worlds of dance, film, screen, stage and beyond.

Films that are planned and shot listed as well as films that are shot from the hip are accepted, however ALL FILMS MUST CREATIVELY EXPLORE THE INTERSECTION OF DANCE & CAMERA.

This year's panel includes: Peter Chu, (Founder/Director: chuthis, Choreographer, Dancer: Kidd Pivot, Aszure Barton & Artists, Cirque du Soleil), E. Moncell Durden (Assistant Professor of Practice USC Kaufman School of Dance, Dancer, Historian, Ethnographer, Author, Documentarian). Kristy Edmunds (Executive & Artistic Director of UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance - CAP UCLA, Artist, Curator, Frequent keynote Speaker), Sarah Elgart (Award winning choreographer/director/founder of Dare to Dance in Public), Rosalynde Leblanc Loo (Chair of Dance Program Loyola Marymount University – LMU, Choreographer, Dancer: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane, White Oak)

*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 4

PANDEMANIA!

Rules & Terms:

This year, because we are in the midst of a pandemic that limits our interactions out in the world and with one another - especially in public spaces - the rules and regulations for D2D have changed. PLEASE READ AND CONSIDER THESE RULES CAREFULLY.
ALWAYS ABIDE BY PUBLIC SAFETY RULES IN YOUR AREA:

Because of these unprecedented times of personal and political upheaval, and because so much of human communication in non-verbal, D2D invites you to consider incorporating the following theme:

PANDEMANIA: pan.da.may.ni.uh (noun), 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.

- Each film can take place either in a public and/or private outdoor or indoor space, e.g.: a city street, alley, parking lot, grocery market, building or plaza, bus/train terminal, private home, deck or yard, museum, station, etc., providing it is acceptable and abides by the rules in your area.

- In addition to exploring the interaction between dance and the camera, this year the emphasis will be on films that creatively explore the use of and interaction between the dance, camera, and site you are filming in. Please use your location – be it architecture, nature, furniture, rocks, urban sites etc. – creatively, unconventionally, and safely.

- Length: Each submission must be a minimum of 2 minutes and not exceed 6 minutes 30 seconds 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 POLISHTED, 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. Each film must include the hashtags: #DareToDance #D2D #ScreenDanceDiaries #NextEcho

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 December 15, 2020.
Submission/processing fee is $25 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.