The Salem State University dance program, in collaboration with the Salem State University Center for Creative and Performing Arts, invites submissions of short dance films for its second Dance Film Festival.
Selected films will be screened at the Sophia Gordon Center for the Performing Arts January 26, 2023 and via Vimeo.
Selected submissions will receive a screening fee of $100.
Please note: international submissions are welcomed, however, due to complications with paying foreign vendors, we can only offer monetary awards to applicants with a US bank account.
Must be an original work, created for film/video. We support work that focuses on dance/ the moving body. Please do not submit films that do not match this description.
Compilations and documentation of live dance performances will not be considered. Films longer than 12 minutes or not centered on dance will not be considered.
Work must have been produced after January 1, 2020.
The individual or entity submitting this film warrants that they hold all necessary rights for submission of this film for exhibition in the Salem State Dance Film Festival and for use in related promotional and educational events prior to the festival and up to 24 months thereafter and (2) shall indemnify and hold harmless Salem State University from and against any and all claims, costs, suits, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and court costs) by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, royalties, publicity and/or screening related to the film.
Films will be screened live and online via Vimeo. Exhibition formats and level of screening quality may change based on equipment availability and venue changes.
There is no requirement to attend the in-person screening.
Salem State University is granted the right to utilize and excerpt from any film or image submitted and accepted for exhibition at the festival and for promotional purposes.
All accepted short films are to be shown on a digital file. Our preferred format is Quicktime: h.264 codec, 1920x1080 frame size at 30fps. Other options may be used but will remain in their native format.
International submissions are welcomed, however, due to complications with paying foreign vendors, we can only offer monetary awards to applicants with a US bank account.