Screen.Dance is a programme of events and awards in Scotland, UK, dedicated to celebrating the art and creativity of imaginative dance on screen. Screen.Dance has public screenings, a seminar of presentations, workshop, exhibitions and live events.

Building on the success of the June 2020 Festival event online we are creating a special new event in Aberdeen in collaboration with City Moves Dance Agency. This will be a mix of live screenings and live streams. Workshops and exhibitions. Open calls and curated programmes.

Sadly due to new government restrictions imposed in September we have had to postpone the event until Spring 2021. Please be assured your submissions will be judged and treated in the same way.

Screendance is an expanding genre of artist's moving image created by combining choreographic intention and compositional form, with the language of cinema.

We also have a symposium opportunity for artists wishing to attend the festival and make a presentation about their work. Films will be shown during a public symposium of presentation sessions to share the artists' perspectives and the current state of the art in screendance. Each presentation will be limited to 15 minutes and be facilitated. Each session will be followed by audience questions. The presentations will be documented and collated to become part of an online digital publication. Submissions in this category will not be part of the competition. In order for your proposal to be accepted you must commit to present your work in person or via video. Examples of other artist presentations can be seen on the website

Best International Short
Best UK short
Audience awards

The festival accepts short film submissions of no longer than 20 minutes made in the last 7 years. The works should conform to the genre of screendance also known as videodance or dance film. The festival does not accept documentation of live performance or dance documentary. Music videos maybe considered if the balance between dance and music is even. By submitting your work you acknowledge you own all intellectual property rights and permissions for the work.

All works should be submitted through FilmFreeway .
Incomplete applications may invalidate submissions.

The judges decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into regarding judging decisions.

Overall Rating
  • One of the best! Face-to-face or online! Simon's expertise in curation is forever felt through this festival. The team are always prominent figures in the industry and know their stuff, love the work and care for the artform. Why do it unless you really love it! And Screen.Dance loves as much as I love it!!!

    July 2020
  • Loved being a part of this festival!

    July 2020
  • Agustina Videla

    I feel very happy to have been part of the program of this year. It's an unusual year and we had this virtual version of the festival but we still enjoy it a lot from home!
    thanks for welcoming our work!

    June 2020
  • Kate Mitchell

    This is such a special festival. I was very honored to be a presenting artist, and only wish that we could have all shared the festival experience together instead of from our various shelters during the pandemic.

    June 2020
  • SCREEN.DANCE Festival overtopped our expectations. The selected movies were all amazing. And this Special Mention for ‘Jah Intervention’ intervention-film is a pearl, and such an amazing recognition to our work. KUSSA Productions is grateful for this.

    June 2020