The festival, the first of its kind to reside in Greensboro, North Carolina, is in its sixth year and features dance films from around the world in both student and professional categories. This year the festival is particularly interested in films that address themes that explore notions of race, place and identity created through the prism of film. We are also interested in artists of color who work both in front and behind the the camera as this year's festival will culminate with a celebration during Black History Month. Artists in all disciplines of screen dance are encouraged to apply. This year the festival will be presented in multiple venues over the course of two weeks and which include a live opening performance and party and a collaboration with the Greensboro Performance Space. All events presented against the backdrop of historic downtown Greensboro and the newly renovated UNCG Dance campus.

Filmmakers receive festival laurels in specific categories but no cash prized at this time.

Projects submitted to GSO Dance Film Festival must be made within three years prior to the festival for which they are entered. Films must be no longer than 15 minutes in length. By submitting projects to the festival, artists agree that images and footage from their projects may be used for marketing purposes and may be used for future marketing initiatives. GSO Dance Film assumes all music and visual permissions and rights for projects submitted have been attained by the submitting artists. GDF is not responsible for attaining permissions or rights for material. All artists agree to pay the festival submission fees, which are non-refundable.

Overall Rating
  • Sarah Emery

    Robin was very warm in her communication and was lovely to meet. I was a little disappointed that the schedule for the screenings was not posted on their website until 2 days before the festival. I was told that someone from social media would be reaching out to me to help promote our film. They reached out 2 days before the screening and there was no promotion for our film on social media. The audience at our venue was very scarce. Hopefully next year the marketing/planning will be a little better!

    November 2018
  • Marta Renzi

    Sorry that I couldn't be there in person. Great communication and a line-up I'm proud to be part of.

    November 2018
  • Nicole Manoochehri

    Great dance film festival! Held in a great little town! We really enjoyed the venues and programming. The staff was very nice. Thank you Robin for making us feel welcome and for screening our film!

    September 2016