Dogtown Dance Theatre is now accepting applications for dance film works to be shown during the 9th annual Richmond Dance Festival, will be held on April 29-30, May 6-7 and May 13-14, 2022. The Richmond Dance Festival will consist of live performances and film screenings presented by dance artists located in the Richmond, Virginia area and beyond. 

Richmond Dance Festival (RDF) exists as a series of spring weekend performances that showcase a variety of artistic works to the community of Richmond, Virginia. This annual festival is one of the many initiatives of Dogtown Dance Theatre to support artists who are established or rising, and seeking to present their work to an audience. RDF is a promotion of dance that brings together choreographic work through live performance, film, and master classes. The festival is an opportunity for artists to avoid the obstacles of performance such as production and marketing costs, and still offers them the same privileges of performing in front of a diverse audience, made up of members throughout the entire Richmond community.

$200 for highest scoring film submission

All work submitted must not exceed 10 minutes
Filmmakers can only submit one film
Dance FOR camera only! (We do not accept recordings of live performance)
We will notify you if your work is accepted in February 2020
Once a film is submitted, it may not be withdrawn for any reason 
There is a $10 entry fee
If accepted into the festival, we will follow up with filmmakers for screening copies and press photos.
The highest scoring film submission will receive an honorarium 

Overall Rating
  • We were so honored to have "A Dream of Touch When Touch Is Gone" as a part of RDF! Great communication and social media activities. Our only regret was not being able to attend in-person.

    May 2022
  • Great event! Very smooth communication.

    June 2018
  • It was an honor to be selected for this festival. Unfortunately I did not have the chance to participate physically, but the communications were fast and excellent. There was also useful written feedback from the organizer after the screening of our film. Thanks to the whole organization

    May 2018