The Rethink Dance Youth Film Festival is new this year! The RTDYFF is open to middle schoolers to students up to 20 years old.

This festival was designed to create opportunities for young, independent filmmakers and dancers. Through art, the work of choreographers, dancers and filmmakers should inspire our communities to discover our shared humanity.

Films submitted to the festival should reflect the beauty and synchronicity between the choreography of dance with the choreography of cinematography. Narrative films of any length are eligible, as well as documentary films that capture stories from and around the dance of world.

Each category within the festival will host a juried competition for "Best of...". Additionally, an executive committee will award a "Best of Show" award annually to recognize a work with high artistic and informational value. Additional awards may be given within each category at the judgment of the jury (i.e. best cinematographer, editing, sound, etc.).

Filmmakers who have their films selected for the festival will receive an admissions package to the festival.


Highlights include:

- Entry fees are non-refundable.

- Filmmakers and artist must be authorized to submit their films to the RTDYFF, and have appropriate permissions and clearances for their films or art pieces.

- The RTDYFF is open to middle schoolers to students up to 20 years old.

- Once selected as a part of the official festival, a film may not pull out of the festival or withdraw its submission.