Idaho Screendance Festival mission is to promote dance and film arts in Idaho. The festival is a virtual museum where a diverse range of artistic work combines choreographic and film/video practice. Artists are encouraged to further the arts by creatively exploring a wide range of ideas and themes via innovative movement, dance and film making.

All in the community are invited to attend and participate in the Idaho Dance Film Festival. Categories for film submissions range from age five to adults. Submissions must adhere to the ISF criteria and be "PG" rated. “Screendance” is synonymous to “Dance Film” or “Video Dance.” Screendance is defined as artistic film shorts where movement / dance (any genre or style of dance and pedestrian movement) along with film/video practice are the main mediums of the art. Choreography, dance performers, location, costumes, makeup, sound, lighting, plus cinematography equal Screendance.

Film submissions are submitted to a committee of highly qualified dance film adjudicators. Adjudicators curate the Screendance Festival showings. All submissions will receive a certificate. Each submission category's top entry will be awarded, along with an People's choice award, and a "Quickfire Film Challenge" award. The festival offers is a dance film making workshop, fast film making challenge, mingling opportunities, vendors, a keynote speaker in the field, and screenings of the top film submissions."

Youth Film Artists Award for Outstanding Screendance (Elementary and Middle School Students)
Teen Film Artists Award for Outstanding Screendance (High School Students)
College Student Artists Award for Outstanding Screendance
Pre-Professional Film Artists Award for Outstanding Screendance
Professional Film Artists Award for Outstanding Screendance
People's Choice Youth Film Artists Award for Screendance (Elementary and Middle School Students)
People's Choice Teen Film Artists Award for Screendance (High School Students)
People's Choice College Student Artists Award for Screendance
People's Choice Pre-Professional Film Artists Award for Screendance
People's Choice Professional Film Artists Award for Screendance
Quickfire Screendance Award

Screendance is defined as artistic film shorts where movement / dance (any genre or style of dance and pedestrian movement) along with film/video practice are the main mediums of the art. Choreography, dance performers, location, costumes, makeup, sound, lighting, plus cinematography equal Screendance.

Submission Rules:

1- Films using any movement/dance genre or style will be considered.

2- Film MUST BE appropriate for all ages. This is a community-centered event. No nudity, swearing, or violence. "PG" rated. The ISF adjudicators may ask the filmmaker to make adjustments for acceptance, and the filmmaker may choose whether to or not make the adjustments to be accepted.

3- Film Length:

2 to 5 minutes for Elementary, Middle School, and High School submissions
2 to 10 minutes for College submissions
2 to 10 minutes for pre-professional submissions
2 to 30 minutes professional submissions
4- All films must include:

4- Please provide:

Dance Video Title at the beginning of the film

Artist Statement, brief paragraph statement describing what was the inspiration/meaning of the work (this may be written in the beginning titles, or at the end credits

Video ending credits, listing the director of photography, the camera operator, camera assistant, choreographer(s), dance performer(s), location, hair and make-up person, costume designer, location manager, production designer, editor, general information concerning date, place, and who is performing

Soundtrack for the dance film (may be music, noises, voices, etc.)

Film is edited

2 minutes minimum in length, no more than 5 minutes long for elementary-high school submissions, no more than 10 minutes long for college or pre-professional submissions, no longer than 30 minutes for professional submissions.

Video format is watchable on any computer

Provide 1-2 screenshots of your film, and give permission for Idaho Screendance Festival to post photos on website and marketing tools.

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  • Ali Landers

    It was a wonderful experience to have our Pivot Inclusive dance small film accepted at the Festival. We'll be submitting again next year and look forward to many more years supporting and attending our local screendance festival. Loved all the films chosen and am excited about next years films!

    May 2019
  • Richard James Allen

    Here at The Physical TV Company in Sydney, Australia, we were delighted to that you selected DIGITAL AFTERLIVES to screen at the Idaho Screendance Festival and especially thrilled to win an Award! Thanks so much for your warm engagement with, and support of, our work, Rachel Swenson and team.

    May 2019