A new programme of events and competition in Scotland UK, dedicated to celebrating the art and creativity of imaginative dance on screen.

Screendance is an expanding genre of artist's moving image created by combining choreographic intention and compositional form, with the language of cinema.

We are looking for short works that fit this description for screening in three categories - 1. UK work 2. International work and 3. Student work - that will go forward to be judged in competition. There is a prize and the opportunity to be part of the permanent public collection at Threshold artspace – Perth's one of a kind museum of contemporary art.

This event sits within the Perth Dance Festival 2017 with public screenings, a workshop and live events.

Go to the Horsecross Arts website for further information on all events.

Awards & Prizes

Best UK work
Best International work
Best Student work

Rules & Terms

The festival accepts short film submissions of no longer than 15 minutes made in the last 5 years. The works should conform to the genre of screendance also known as videodance or dance film. The festival does not accept documentation of live performance or dance documentary. Music videos maybe considered if the balance between dance and music is even. By submitting your work you acknowledge you own all intellectual property rights and permissions for the work.

All works should be submitted through FilmFreeway https://filmfreeway.com/festival/PerthScreendance .
Incomplete applications may invalidate submissions.

There is a standard submission/ administration fee of $15 (US Dollars) with separate category discounts for students with valid ID proof. Late submissions will be accepted at extra cost.

All films accepted for screening will be considered for an acquisition award - one in each of the three categories - as part of the Horsecross Arts collection of contemporary art at Threshold artspace, Perth Concert Hall in a non-exclusive arrangement.

The judges decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into regarding judging decisions.

Supported by Horsercoss Arts, Goat and Creative Scotland

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    Chih Peng Lucas Kao

    Well curated selection of dance films from all over the world and UK.

    July 2017