The festival, the first of its kind to reside in Greensboro, North Carolina, is in its seventh 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. Additionally, this years Touring Program will travel to Corciano, Italy where we are producing an independant screendance festival iin colaboration with the Corciano Ministry of Culture Francesco Mangano along with community stakeholders GDFF continues to work with and build upon strong relationships with community stakeholders and this year we endeavor to expand those relationships even in our current global climate. The pandemic has forced us to evolve and reevaluate the mission and priorities of the festival and we do this with artists and community in mind.

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 honoring all measures of social distancing still in effect. All events presented against the backdrop of historic downtown Greensboro and the newly renovated UNCG School of Dance campus.

Filmmakers receive festival laurels in specific categories. Additionally, This year the festival will award 2 cash prizes: Jury Prize of $100 in the Professional and Student categories.

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
  • While we were unable to attend in person, Black Label Movement is deeply grateful to GDFF for the opportunity to have our film "A Dream of Touch When Touch Is Gone" share the screen with all of this year's selections!

    January 2022

    Very thankful and honored for this selection !!!

    November 2021
  • Even though I was unable to attend the festival, Robin kept great contact with the team in regards to our film. We also got feedback from other attendants that the screening was a success. Absolute pleasure to get to work with such a curator and the communication and value of the opportunity was top shelf! ;) x**

    March 2020
  • simon fildes

    Excellent boutique style film festival in downtown Greensboro across several small venues. Friendly and well programmed.

    February 2020
  • The films were wonderful, and in three excellent venues that also offered other art, including performance and photography. The screenings were well attended in both a larger venue and in two more intimate settings. I feel the festival reached its stated goal, and I experienced many new and memorable encounters with screendance.

    February 2020