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 Festival event online we are creating a special new event in Aberdeen in collaboration with City Moves as part of Dance Live/ This will be a mix of screenings and live streams that complement the Dance Live programme and is adapted to the COVID 19 pandemic to acknowledge physical distancing and restricted travel.
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.

Best International Short
Best UK short

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
  • Laura Santini

    The festival showed artistic and organizational accuracy over the pandemic so it was organized online. Everything worked very well. We have appreciated very much the whole organisation, communication and an amazing zoom conference about Screendance as Social Activism. Our screendance project has received two recognitions and we feel very grateful and motivated. 

    June 2020
  • Beatriz Mediavilla

    Festival super inspirant et vraiment bien organisé. Malgré la pandémie et le fait de passer à une version en ligne, nous avons eu des rencontres, des échanges de réflexions, des présentations de notre travail en mode préenregistré. Les textes ont été sous-titrés par le festival. Simon Fildes et son équipe sont des organisateurs hors pair. On ressort de ce festival grandi et inspiré afin de se remettre à la création. C'est vraiment un festival extra! Merci trois fois merci!

    June 2020
  • Penny Chivas

    Great festival to be a part of! Even in its online form there was a real sense of community. Thank you

    June 2020
  • 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
  • Sydney Samson

    Loved being a part of this festival!

    July 2020