We are now Festival Videodanza de Puerto Rico, continuing efforts to bring to Puerto Rico the best of international video dance and dance on screen! For 2024 we are expanding our reach to include screening of VR/360 dance films as well as accept proposals for hybrid choreographic tech-art under our new strand I.D.E.ALL™️ (Immersive Digital Experiences for ALL). We continue to support the work of established and emergent screen-dance artists through the category Cortos y Criollos ™️, exclusively focussed on promoting work by Puerto Rican and resident artists in the island..
The curatorial team is led by choreographer and festival director Ana Sánchez-Colberg, with an international review panel of experts in the field of videodance and dance film: Javier de Frutos, award winning UK choreographer and film director and Pioneer Winter, Artistic Director of ScreenDance Miami Festival and Artistic Director of Pioneer Winter Collective.
The submission for participation will be on a monthly rolling-basis only via FilmFreeway, artists receive confirmation within the month of submitting. The earlier you submit the earlier your participation is confirmed. The selected videos will have an in-presence screening in San Juan PR. During the festival, we will also offer a series of seminars, meet the artists and workshops.
We are seeking uncompromising work that explores synergies with other forms of motion, work that includes efforts towards expanding diversity and accessibility. We want to encourage work that explores the future of dance, and the new forms of technology that are expanding the field of participation. We are delving into ethics of collaboration, communication, and co-existence in and through dance.
Submissions can be of any genre or style or movement practice including but not limited to modern, contemporary, urban, ballroom , jazz, ballet etc.
Festival Videodanza de Puerto Rico is an initiative of Vision.AI.R-e, Inc.
Judges Award: Best Dancevideo/film/choreography for the camera, selected by the curatorial team.
Best Corto y Criollo: category exclusive for Puerto Rican resident film and dance artists, selected by the curatorial team.
Best of the Fest Award: all work in the festival competes for the audience's favourite selected by the public during the showcase.
General rules and regulations:
Submission to the festival constitutes acceptance of the Entry Rules & Regulations.
Submissions must be made through the festival’s official online submission platform FilmFreeway.
Multiple submissions are allowed and each entry may be entered in multiple categories.
To qualify, the project must have been produced between January 2019 and January 2024. We understand that projects may have already been presented in other festivals, however, videos that have been previously disseminated through social networks and streaming channels (YouTube, IG, personal channels and websites) do not qualify.
Music videos, trailers or archival recordings of performances, commercials, or home-made videos also do not qualify. This decision is made to support the uniqueness, integrity, and quality of the festival programming.
It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to secure authorization and permission from the copyright owner(s) of any and all copyrighted content or materials (i.e MUSIC) included within the submitted Project.
Festival Videodanza de Puerto Rico will not be held responsible for, any unauthorized use of any copyrighted content or materials within or relating to the submitted Project, including any content or materials that are or may become the basis for any third-party claims for copyright infringement.
Festival Videodanza de Puerto Rico reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Project with any unauthorized inclusion of copyrighted content or materials.
In the event that any claim, dispute, action or proceeding shall be brought or asserted by any person or entity that alleges that the Project makes unauthorized or unlawful use of any copyrighted content or material, Applicant shall fully indemnify and defend Festival Videodanza de Puerto Rico, the Festival, and each of their representatives and affiliates from any liability in connection therewith and from any fees and expenses, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, that any of them may incur in connection therewith.
When submitting to Festival Videodanza de Puerto Rico, the Applicant agrees that, if selected and the invitation accepted, to screen the submitted film during the dates of the Festival Videodanza de Puerto Rico.
By submitting, the entrant acknowledges that the filmmaker has not submitted/planned for this film to be publicly screened/presented in the archipelago of Puerto Rico region prior to the screening at Festival Videodanza de Puerto Rico.
Press materials are to be submitted at the time of submission, to include high-resolution production stills, trailers, credits and other production details.
Submission of an entry gives Festival Videodanza de Puerto Rico permission to have excerpts of accepted work, including film trailers, shown in all promotional activities related to the festival.
The following exhibition formats are required: mp4 with a minimum quality of Full HD 1920 x 1080 and a maximum 4K 1920 x 1080 is preferred. If your film doesn't meet this, don't be discouraged, email us to explore alternatives! Screens nowadays come in many shapes and scales!