Now in its 10th year, Life In Motion: A Colorado Dance Film Festival has established itself as the state's first "Locals-Only" dance film festival. Hosted by non-profit dance company Life/Art Dance Ensemble, the festival features dance films created by local filmmakers/dancers/choreographers/producers, all of which are connected to Colorado in some way. We look for short films that feature dance or dancers, and which examine the ways in which choreography connects us to ourselves, each other, our environment, and our community. ALL FILMS MUST be connected to Colorado in some way. Examples of a connection to Colorado include but are not limited to:
~Performers or Production staff from or living in Colorado
~Filmed in Colorado
~Film project of a student in Colorado
~Films about issues especially relevant to Colorado communities and their concerns
~Please contact us with questions about this requirement. Films not meeting this requirement will be disqualified.

Audience Choice Awards

Submitting artists must be Colorado artists, or the film must be connected to Colorado in some way. If your film is not connected to Colorado in some way, it will be disqualified. You will have a chance to explain your film's connection to Colorado in your own words on the entry form.

Films should be less than 15 minutes total. No more than 2 films submitted per artist.

By submitting your film(s), you acknowledge you have the rights to any and all media included in the film.

Additionally, by submitting your film(s), you authorize Life in Motion: A Colorado Dance Film Festival to use stills and clips from your film(s) for promotional purposes.

Artists whose work is selected will be invited to attend the event and sit on a panel for audience Q&A after the screening.

Applications accepted exclusively through FilmFreeway.

Overall Rating
  • Anastasia Keating

    I have been twice, and this film festival is amazing. The event is very well organized and provides an opportunity to speak with the professional artists. 10/10 recommend!

    February 2024
  • Bridget Heddens

    It was a joy to be a part of Life in Motion! The application process and festival were professional and well organized. The virtual talk back session was wonderful and engaging. Thank you!

    March 2021
  • Cindy Brandle

    Always a pleasure to participate in Life in Motion! Thank you for hosting!

    March 2021