2021 Portland Dance Film Fest!

It is a dynamic time for Dance for Film, and Portland Dance Film Fest (PDFF) is at the forefront of the Dance for Film scene in Portland. Showcasing curated submissions from around the world during a multi-night festival, PDFF provides a screen and an audience for artists who are making relevant and inspired Dance for Film. Portland, OR is known for its culture that advocates for and uplifts the arts and thus is an exciting city to present the ongoing innovations of Dance for Film.

Portland Dance Film Fest invites dance filmmakers from around the world to submit their minis, shorts, long, & documentary dance films for PDFF’s fifth annual dance film festival. We will be looking for originality, innovative cinematography, and unique choreography. We are open to animation, documentary, & most forms of dance on camera. If you have questions about your submission please contact us.

**Please note that the filmmaker must own or have cleared copyright of all aspects of the submitted film. This includes all music and images used. PDFF accepts no responsibility, financial or otherwise, in regards to clearing copyrighted material.

We will create awards for the films that we feel are most outstanding!

RULES AND GUIDELINES

ALL Films:
» Dance must be made for film, PDFF will not accept live stage performances.
» We ask that your film is not shown in the greater Portland, OR area 2 months prior to the festival showing.
» Please include English transcript if no English language is included.
» All films submitted must be completed at time of submission.
» By submitting a film for consideration to Portland Dance Film Fest, the filmmaker/production company grants PDFF the right to screen the film throughout the duration of the festival in any capacity. PDFF will never upload a completed film to the Internet without the filmmakers consent.
» The applicant declares that they have obtained all necessary rights and permissions to present the film in Portland Dance Film Fest. The filmmaker must own or have cleared copyright of all aspects of the submitted film. This includes all music and images used. PDFF accepts no responsibility, financial or otherwise, in regards to clearing copyrighted material.
» Submission of an entry gives Portland Dance Film Fest and its presenters permission to have excerpts of accepted work, including press material and film trailers, shown in all promotional activities related to the festival.

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  • Beatriz Mediavilla

    I had the chance to be part of the 2020 Portland dance film festival. It was amazingly energizing. Even if on line du to the Covid19, the selection of film was so great. I also had the opportunity to led a workshop. Everything was clear and so well organized. I really did enjoy this festival. I just wish i make more film and that I'm selected again and I can go there for real!

    October 2020
  • Kateryna Tiurina

    We were really happy be a part of Portland Dance Film Fest. You had a good video line-up, thank you for that. Take care and let's go do more)

    October 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Kateryna! We loved having your film in our festival :D

  • ali kenner brodsky

    It was an honor to be included in this lineup. The communication was stellar, I'm sorry I couldn't attend.

    February 2020
  • Amazing festival! Awesome screening location at the Portland Art Museum. Super organized, friendly, well attended and strong programs. Thanks PDFF Team!

    January 2020
  • Janique L Robillard

    Thank you so much for selecting FROM THERE TO HERE to screen at PDFF. I loved the diversity of films selected for the block we were in and thought the festival did an amazing job running an engaging Q&A with prompts for each film. Left feeling inspired :) Thank you!

    October 2019