DIVULGE Dancers' Film Festival (DF2) is a dancer’s film festival which annually takes place in Hollywood, California, USA.

It's a unique film festival that offers dancers/choreographers and filmmakers a chance to DIVULGE their story with dance on screen alongside live dance performances & competitions.

This year 2020, two new categories "Autobiography" and "Filmmakers on stage" will be introduced.

There is no other film festival that focuses solely on promoting the stories of dancers, their impact and the influence they have in our community and reveal their creative minds and portrayed through motion picture.

DF2 is poised to feature short and feature-length dance movies, dance documentary, dance videos, narrative dance videos, and music videos. It prioritizes films that are done with captivating storylines, cinematography, and creative choreography.

All forms of performance are accepted (i.e. Monologue, dialogue, non-verbal, with or without music, animation, etc.) with original/copyright approved music and original choreography with free and creative expression using different dance styles:

URBAN STYLES:
Bboying
Locking
Popping
Hiphop
House
Vogue
Waacking
Krumping
Mixed-styles
Reggaeton
Choreography
MTV Pop
K-Pop

CLASSIC-STUDIO STYLES:
Ballet
Jazz
Modern/Contemporary
Show dance
Tap
Irish dance
Tango
Salsa
Merengue
Latin mix
Belly dance

INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE:
Indigenous tribal/village dance
Bollywood
Oriental dance

INNOVATIVE STYLES:
Pole dance
Any dance style that is yet to be discovered and promoted.

DF2 Jury Award
DF2 Revolutionary Award
Hollywood Filmmaker Award
Social Media Icon Award
Best Dance Video Award
Best Narrative Dance Video Award
Best Music Video Award
Best Dance Short Award
Best Dance Feature Award
Best Dance Documentary Award
Best Student Film
Best in Cinematography
Best Director
Best Autobiography
Best Filmmaker on Stage

-All films accepted to screen at film festival must be in DCP format.
-Films have to be submitted Only via FilmFreeway.
-Deadline for regular submissions is July 3, 2020. Please see other dates for early and late submissions.
-We will notify you if your work is accepted by August 17, 2020.
-No live recordings or performance is accepted.
-Films must not be more than two years old with no released versions on Social Media or other public video platforms: Youtube, Vimeo, etc
-Filmmakers should have all required rights and releases for all the persons presented, possess the rights or have permission to make use all images, music and content that is included in the entry.
-Submission fee has to be made at the point of submission.
-Once a film is submitted, it may not be withdrawn for any reason
-Submission fee is not refundable.

By submitting to Divulge Dancers’ Film Festival (DF2), we have the right to preview your film. If accepted, filmmaker must submit the film in DCP format.

DF2 holds the right to withhold this video file for DF2 archives.
If accepted you fully grant DF2 the non-exclusive right, royalty-free and license to showcase this film or video at the Divulge Dancers’ Film Festival.

Entrant(s) agree that clips from the entry and all publicity material submitted can be used for promotional purposes on radio, television, in print, web and at live events.

You will indemnify and exempt DF2 from and against all kinds claims, liabilities, damages, losses and expenses that might be incurred for any reason including trademark copyright, credits, screening, publicity and loss of or damage to the material.

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  • Richard James Allen

    It was great to have DIGITAL AFTERLIVES screening at Divulge Dancers' Film Festival. While we couldn't get there, the communication was excellent, with each step carefully explained and made transparent. Thank you and keep up the good work!

    March 2019
  • Francesca Penzani

    An amazing festival in heart of Hollywood. Thank you for screening DOUBLE UP and for the Q&A afterwards. Fantastic theater, the quality of the screenings was superb (visuals and sound) . The organizers were super supportive, fun and very friendly. I felt like in a family. I am so honored to have been part of your festival. All the films were powerful and inspiring.

    December 2018
  • Flash The Abyss

    Our experience as a part of this festival was very fulfilling. Communication with those who put on the festival was great and felt very authentic. They have been really wonderful to get to know over the course of preparing for and the night of the actual event. It was such a pleasure to be amongst so many talented filmmakers from around the world. During the festival screening itself, we felt seen as artists and that our work was truly appreciated and acknowledged for its own unique story rather than pressure for it to have fit into one idea of what a dance film should look like. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

    December 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for the kind words, Alyssa and Erik. Thank you for sharing your lives with us. ❤️

  • Cliff Beach

    They organizers were so nice to me and my guests. I loved participating in the panel too! Thank you.

    December 2018
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    Response from festival:

    It was a pleasure to meet you, Cliff. Can’t wait to see your next project.

  • Liudmila Komrakova

    Charming festival with top level communication. I was not able to be present at the festival itself but the organization of the festival was very well covered in social media. We are happy to be part of the festival

    December 2018