TDP’, Tipperary Dance Platform’s international dance festival brings the best of dance from the world to Tipperary, staging shows and events in the towns of Tipperary, Nenagh, Thurles and Clonmel.

The festival's screendance programme presents a selection of dance films from around the world. Following an open call, TDP' selects artworks created through the cross-breeding of dance and the syntax of cinema to create original forms.

This annual festival invites audiences for to a full week of dance, showcasing the latest works of choreographers and film makers. TDP’ includes live performances, screendance projections, master class programs, symposiums, training/investigation laboratories for dancers and choreographers, classes for the community, exhibitions, and installations.

Set in the dramatic landscape of the Aherlow mountains at the heart of Ireland, Tipperary Dance Platform is characterised by its careful curation, cutting edge programme, and friendly atmosphere: a vibrant festive gathering and the best of Irish hospitality for audiences, participants and artists.

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TDP'18 is supported by the Irish Arts Council under the Festival Investment awards scheme, by the Excel Arts Centre, Tipperary County Council, The Source Arts Centre, Dance Ireland, South Tipperary Arts Centre, Tipperary Council Libraries service, Nenagh Arts Centre, and Tig Roy.

TDP's screendance event is not a competition. TDP' will grant an audience award for the three films selected by an audience vote.

Through this open call, the TDP' international dance festival invites filmmakers to submit short films (15 minutes or less) in which cinema and dance play an equally important role in the production of an original artistic form. Music videoclips are not considered.
TDP' curates a programme from a selection of films entered through the open call.
Films are screened in HD, in a cinema with professional digital projection facility.

COPYRIGHTS AND CONDITIONS
By submitting a film, the applicant:
1. acknowledges that she/he is responsible for and have obtained all necessary and satutory rights and authorisations to distribute and submit the film for screening at the TDP' festival, including for music and soundtracks.
2. acknowledges that the TDP' screendance projection is a non-profit event. The festival does not cover an entrance fee from audiences attending the projection.
3. acknowledges that the festival will not be responsible or cover for any copyright or royalties for the presentation of the selected films.
4. accepts that extracts and images from the selected films may be used for promotion purposes, free of right or remuneration, as part of the promotion of the TDP' festival.
5. accepts that the festival will not pay fees of any kind for the presentation of the submitted film at the TDP' festival.
6. accepts that their film may be presented as part of TDP' screendance event under the conditions detailed here.
7. acknowledges that applications that do not fulfil all the requirements described in the present conditions and in the application form may not be considered.

SUBMISSIONS
1. TDP' screendance is a programme of short films.
2. TDP' broadcasts an annual open call for submission to select participating films. The number of entries for the open call may be limited.
3. The video/film and dance media must be combined towards the creation of an original creative production. Films that do not fulfil this criteria (such as filmed performances for example) will not be considered. Music videoclips, i.e. films serving the purpose to illustrate the song of a band/singer are not accepted.
4. TDP' showcases films that discuss bodies in motion from an artistically and socially relevant perspective. This can include animation or digital animation.

SUBMISSION PROCESS:
1. Films should be submitted through filmfreeway.com
2. Films should not exceed 15 minutes.
3. The festival's artistic direction will curate the programme. All films will be assessed by a panel who will have the final decision on the list of films included as part of TDP'.
4. A person can submit several films, each one through a separate application.
5. Each film must be properly labelled and include all necessary credits and logos. The festival will not publish written credits or logos others than the name of the author(s) and producer(s) of the film and the country of origin.
6. If your work is selected, you will be requested to provide the festival with a high quality file of the film in HD resolution, and two high resolution pictures (min. 1000x1000 pixels)
7. After the assessment process, each applicant will receive a personal answer indicating if her/his submission has been selected to be presented as part of the TDP' international dance festival.

WHO ARE WE?
Tipperary Dance Platform is a public-funded non-profit dance programme directed by Alexandre Iseli and Jazmin Chiodi. The TDP' annual international dance festival started in 2010 as part of the Tipperary Dance Platform programme. TDP' aims to be a platform where artists and audiences meet, and an opportunity for artists to present their work onstage, in the studio or in video formats.