opine
verb \ō-ˈpīn\
:to express an opinion about something.

We are excited to announce the call for Opine's 7th season!

Opine Dance Film Festival is an annual event that celebrates dance film makers locally, nationally, and internationally who are creating work with meaning.

We are interested in short dance films which speak to wider themes of identity, defying conventions, crossing borders, and pushing boundaries. The program prioritizes both inclusion and diversity through the marriage of dance and film, while also emphasizing the democratization of socioeconomic, political, and identity driven conversations across cultures, contexts and locations.

As of now, we will be hosting our festival in person for our 7th season, but will let you know if anything changes in the future.

All submissions go through a curation process by a panel of jurors. The jury is comprised of local choreographers, filmmakers, and performing artists. This season, we will award an Audience Choice Award to each category, through online audience voting.

1. Films must be submitted via FilmFreeway.

2. We are a shorts program. All submitted work should be 10 minutes or less. We are also open to screening shortened versions of longer films.

4. Films submitted must be from no earlier than 2019. Films made before that year will not be accepted.

5. Submission fees must be made at time of submission.

6. Submission fees are non-refundable.

7. By submitting your film, you grant ODFF the rights to use your photography in any promotional materials on their website and all social media.

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  • Tuixén Benet

    It was very nice to be a part of the festival. Looking forward to next live editions!

    April 2021
  • I had a wonderful experience with Opine. Wish we could have done this live. But hopeful for the future.

    April 2021
  • Corina Andrian

    Great festival run by incredibly dedicated people! I was very pleased with the communication and the outcome, will definitely be returning!

    March 2020
  • Alica Minarova

    Great festival. The communication went smooth and fast. I can only recommend :)!

    March 2020
  • Amazing and high-quality festival! Awesome & adaptable to the unforeseen circumstances!

    Thank you!

    March 2020