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
  • Very Good Festival on Pandemic.

    June 2021
  • Nido Producciones

    Very good festival, high quality videodances and good communication with festival team.

    March 2021
  • Gabri Christa

    One of the best curated ScreenDance Festivals I know. Truly an honor to be selected. Good communication as well.

    April 2021
  • Joel Smith

    It was an honor to be included in the festival. It ran so smoothly and everyone was so genuinely kind and helpful. cheers!!

    April 2021
  • Susan Mann

    This is an excellent example of how festivals can be more than just a long sequence of projected images. We were so pleased to present our work and even more pleased to discover that the Q & A sessions were sites for intelligent conversations about the genre. What was especially gratifying was to discover the eclectic range of selected works. Although content and style differed throughout, the quality of the works never wavered. If only other festivals would follow their lead!

    March 2021