Idaho Screendance Festival's mission is to promote dance and film arts in Idaho and internationally. 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 Screendance 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 a 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
Professional Documentary Film Artists Award for Outstanding Screendance
Professional Feature-Length Film Artists Award for Outstanding Screendance
Professional Idaho Film Artists "Syringa" 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
People's Choice Screendance Documentary
People's Choice Feature-Length Screendance
Quickfire Screendance Award
Screendance is defined as artistic film shorts, documentaries, or feature-length films 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.
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 short submissions
2 to 10 minutes for College short submissions
2 to 10 minutes for pre-professional short submissions
2 to 30 minutes professional short submissions
Under to 120 minutes professional Documentary submissions
Under to 120 minutes professional Feature-Length 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 (please submit artist statement in your cover letter when submitting your film)
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 short submissions, no more than 10 minutes long for college or pre-professional short submissions, no longer than 30 minutes for professional short submissions, and no more than 120 minutes for documentaries and feature-length submissions.
Video format is watchable on any computer
Provide 1-2 screenshots of your film, and permission given to Idaho Screendance Festival to post photos on website and marketing tools.