This is the 2nd annual CinemaDance festival on the Martha’s Vineyard, an island off of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. After the success of the first festival held in January of 2020 we are excited to open for submissions on March 31, 2020. Although a vacation destination, the island is a vibrant hub for the arts year-round. There are two well established dance residencies and performance organizations on the island, Dance the Yard and the Vineyard Arts Project. In addition music, film (Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival) visual and literary arts are prolific. Our mission is to introduce the community to the hybrid form of dance film and to enrich the arts on the island. This year the festival is scheduled for Jan. 15-17, 2021. We accept shorts up to 30 minutes and all forms of feature length films (documentary, narrative, non-narrative and experimental) Possible lecture, workshop and panel and prizes TBA.
The festival is open worldwide.

The curator, Lisa Gross recently moved to Martha’s Vineyard after living in Los Angeles for 23 years. Her dance career was put on hold when she became an education advocate for minors in the juvenile justice system. Now living in a small but vibrant arts community she is going back to her creative roots and passion for dance film. In addition to dancing Lisa participated in a fellowship program for Dance Media at The World Arts and Culture Dept. of UCLA and sat on the board of the Dance Film Festival in Los Angeles. Pathways Arts presents a winter program of music, dance, collaborative forms and writings. It's mission is to enrich the winter vineyard community with artists of all shape and sizes.


CinemaDance MV welcomes dance filmmakers worldwide to submit their shorts, long, & documentary dance films to the second annual dance film festival on Martha's Vineyard, MA . We will be looking for work that uses camera and dance to create a hybrid form of dance film. We encourage originality, innovative cinematography, and unique choreography.

Shorts can be any length under 30 minutes, preferably 5 to 15 minutes
Dance specifically made for film to create a hybrid form. The camera is a participant as much as the dance.
Please include English subtitles transcript and materials if applicable.
Entry fees - $20 for shorts, 35 for feature-length.

Any film considered by CinemaDanceMV must grant CinemaDanceMV the right to screen the film throughout the duration of the festival in any capacity
The applicant declares that they have obtained all necessary rights and permissions to present the film . The filmmaker must own or have cleared copyright of all aspects of the submitted film. This includes all music and images used. CinemaDanceMV accepts no responsibility, financial or otherwise, in regards to clearing copyrighted material.
Submission of an entry gives CinemaDanceMV and its presenters permission to use excerpts of accepted work, including press material, still photos and film trailers, shown in all promotional activities related to the festival.