The festival, the first of its kind to reside in Greensboro, North Carolina, is in its fourth 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. Artists in all disciplines of screen dance are encouraged to apply. This year the festival will be presented in multiple venues which include a live opening performance and party, a collaboration with the NC Dance Project outreach programs and the Greensboro Performance Space. The 2017 Festival Programming will also be part of the 17 Days Events in Downtown Greensboro. All events presented against the backdrop of historic downtown Greensboro and the UNCG campus. This year’s festival will culminate with a tour of audience-selected works around the country. Audience selections will also participate in the 4th annual In/Out Dance Festival in Burkina Faso, WA in 2018. This event is free and open to the public.

Awards & Prizes


Rules & Terms

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 20 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.

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    Nicole Manoo

    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