Red Rock ScreenDance Film Festival is an international festival of dance-film platform in conjunction with Red Rock Dance Festival, hosted by St George Dance Company, in the Greater Zion Area.
The film festival is in its third year, while the dance festival is in its 15th year. For the 2021 premier of this dance film festival, worldwide entries were submitted, with winners as far away as Australia!
The film festival is hosted at Utah Tech University, in St. George, Utah. Accepted film submissions for 2023 will be screened at Utah Tech University Concert Hall Wednesday May 31st.
ScreenDance finalists will show along with live choreography finalist on Saturday, June 3rd, 7:30 p.m. The final screening is located at Utah Tech University, Eccles Main Stage Theatre.
We accept short dance films of live dance action.
Before submitting, please remember we are specifically a festival of dance-film, and do not show non-dance related film. We are not a documentary platform.
2023 Award Winners
Best Student Film:
1st place: Enchanted Reverie by Stella Sing Yiun Ng, University of California, Irvine
2nd place: Five Two Oh by Halston Strange, University of Arizona
3rd place: Unbound by Taylor Taft, Utah Tech University
Best Film Edit:
1st place: A Butterfly is Knocking on the Window by Mohammad Hasani, Islamic Republic of Iran
2nd place: M is for C R O W by Robert Mennear, United Kingdom
3rd place: The House (La Casa) by Jeissy Trompiz, Dominican Republic
Best Overall Film:
1st place: Noise by Zsuzsanna Vass, Romania
2nd place: Endurance by Imre van Opstal, Netherlands
3rd place: She Dreamt Alone by Nina McNeely, U.S.
2022 Award Winners
Best Overall Dance Film Winners:
1st place COR
2nd place Social Waves
3rd place Mirage
Best Dance Film Edit:
1st place Oborozuki
2nd place Brussels Dance Meant to Be
3rd place Maelstrom
Best Student Dance Film:
1st place Dignity (Würde)
2nd place Reply to Me
3rd place Origin
First, Second, and Third place winners will be announced & recognized at the final performance Saturday, June 3rd, 7:30 p.m., Utah Tech University Eccles Main Stage Theater.
First place winners will be shown at the final performance, along with live selections from the choreography adjudication.
Best Overall Dance Film: 1st place Liminality by Jennifer Akalina Petuch & Annali Rose
2nd place Los Perros del Barrio Colosal by Drew Brown
3rd place Higher Love by Jessie James
Best Dance Film Edit: 1st place Digital Afterlives by Richard James Allen & Karen
2nd place Liminality by Jennifer Akalina Petuch & Annali Rose
3rd place Legenyes by Jeanette Geslison & Scott Cook
Best Student Dance Film: 1st place It's Made of Thoughts by Eduardo Zambrana
University of Arizona
2nd place Reformation by Baylee Neslon
Dixie State University
3rd place Silent Solicitude by Olivia Beck
Southern Utah University
1st place winners were shown at the final performance Saturday, June 12th.
1st place winners receive a cash prize.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd places received a certificate
Submissions must be less than 15 minutes in length.
Must be an original work, created for film/video
(no filmed dance performances)
Work must have been produced after August 1st, 2018
Student applicant should apply with a .edu address
Applicants must have all rights and permissions to present the work.
Red Rock ScreenDance Festival reserves the right to use submitted films and still shots for promotional use: including accepted and finalist films.
Dance films are to be produced within the past 3 years.
Films are shorts no longer than 15 minutes in length.