Dogtown Dance Theatre is now accepting applications for choreography and dance film works to be shown during the 5th annual Richmond Dance Festival, will be held on April 27-May 12, 2018. 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.

Awards & Prizes

$200 for highest scoring film submission

Rules & Terms

All work submitted must be 10 minutes or under
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 2017
Once a film is submitted, it may not be withdrawn for any reason 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