Music Dance Screenings Film Festival Consonance is a film festival dedicated to music and dance films, animation, and clips.

We hold the festival live in popular venues (cinemas, conference halls, parks, etc.) to get closer to an audience.

During the event, each film receives the audience feedback and evaluation by 6 criteria: script, directing, acting, camerawork, music, and impressiveness. Filmmakers receive detailed results personally after the event. Based on those results the best film receives the Audience Award.

A professional jury panel that includes award-winning filmmakers, producers, as well as representatives of distributors, buyers, and online streaming services, also reviews selected films and gives their awards.

We receive submissions from more than 150 countries so we reach a loyal audience from those countries.
That’s why if we have permission from the filmmaker, we broadcast the film on a special channel on our website during the event days.

The festival is part of an international project MoviExpa (Los Angeles, CA), distributing independent films Worldwide to the audience, cinemas, channels, and online services.
Once the festival is over, the team will provide a brief distribution plan to the filmmaker if they express interest in it.

So, what can you expect when you submit your film to our film festival:
🟢 Live screenings of your film in front of a severe and multinational audience
🟢 Audience feedback with the evaluations of your film. This feedback is very important for further film distribution as well.
🟢 Promotion of your film on our social media and among our customers and site visitors
🟢 Professional jury awards.
🟢 Official Certificates and unique festival laurels for your film.
🟢 The Festival Winner receives the Trophy
🟢 Networking opportunities
🟢 Your film will be observed by buyers and channel representatives collaborating with our project and our festival.
🟢 You can receive further distribution opportunities from our team based on your film screening results

And most of the fun, pleasure, honor, and big hug emotions!

Best Feature Music/Dance Film (51 min and longer)
Best Short Music/Dance Film (up to 50 min)
Best Music/Dance Video Clip
Best Music/Dance Animation
Best Music/Dance Experimental Film
Best Director
Best Composer
Best Musician/Singer/Dancer
Fan Award Winner
Section Audience Award Winner

The event WINNER receives the Trophy.
All the Award Winners receive the Award sign, the certificate, and the laurels.
The selected films may receive offers for further distribution in theaters or/and TV or/and streaming services

Rules & Terms

The official festival language is English.
The festival accepts films in any language from around the world according to the terms mentioned in the rules of the category.
All films in the not English language must have subtitles in English.
All films must be completed in production in 2019 or later.
The festival accepts web links or uploaded to the festival website materials only, DVDs are not accepted.
After a film has been officially selected, the filmmaker will be notified.
Official selection does not mean that the filmmaker’s film will be screened or awarded at the festival.
All submissions must be completed by the date indicated on the festival’s website.
All submissions to the festival are to be paid by credit card or PayPal via the platforms mentioned on the festival’s website.
The submission fee is non-refundable.
The festival does not give any fee waivers.
The selected films are shown live at the venues determined by the festival producers for the current festival edition.
Films may be screened online on the festival website in addition to live screenings if the filmmaker does not prohibit it.

Awards, Prizes, Winners Determination.

The Category Award Winners are determined by the Festival Jury.
The Fan Award Winners are determined according to the voting on social media.
The Event Winner is determined by the voting during the live screening event audience voting results. The attendees fill out the event protocols rating the selected films by their estimates (from 1 to 9). After the event is concluded the estimates are counted. The Event Winner receives the most estimates among all the films. The Section Audience Award Winners receive the most estimates among the films included in the Section. If the Event Winner and the Section Audience Award Winner are the same films, the Section Audience Award goes to the next film after the Event Winner received fewer estimates. If there are films that receive equal estimates, the festival producer’s protocol estimate is prevail to determine the winner.
The Event Winner receives the Trophy.
All the Winners receive the Award sign, the certificate, and the laurels by contact email. They may receive the awards directly at the event if they (or their confirmed representatives) are present at the event.
The festival’s producer reserves the right to change prizes and awards without any notification to participants (or winners).
Winners are responsible for all applicable federal, state, province or territory and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance or use not specified herein as being provided.
The Festival Producer may set the additional awards, award signs, and prizes before the event.

Overall Rating
  • Pascale Abou Jamra

    It was an absolute delight to be part of The Music Dance Screenings Film Festival Consonance. The communication throughout the process was outstanding. Thank you for providing such a wonderful platform for filmmakers to showcase their work and for awarding our Film "You Are at the National Museum" the Fan Award, and the Best Art Dance Film Award.

    February 2024
    Response from festival:

    Dear Pascale,

    Thank you so much for your kind words and for being a part of The Music Dance Screenings Film Festival Consonance! We are thrilled to hear that you had an absolute delight participating in our festival. Your film, "You Are at the National Museum," truly captivated our audience, and it was a pleasure to recognize its excellence with both the Fan Award and the Best Art Dance Film Award.

    Warm regards,

  • Poppy Payne

    It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of this year's festival and I loved being a part of it and seeing the incredible talent of all the films involved!

    July 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for your kind words and for sharing your film with our audience. It's always a pleasure to showcase the incredible talent of filmmakers like yours. We wish you great success with your short and hope to see more of your work in the future. Thank you for being a part of our festival!

    Warm regards,

  • Maria McManus

    Thanks so much for including us. We are THRILLED!

    July 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much! We're proud to screen your short in front of our audience. May "Bind" resonate deeply with audiences and achieve widespread recognition!

  • Jurijs Saule

    I Like it a Lot that only few Dance Films were Chosen. Great Job.

    July 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much, Jurijs!
    Wishing you the best of luck as your video hits the screen!

  • Sandra Gysi

    Great people behind the festival, gerat festival, thank you.

    February 2023
    Response from festival:

    Dear Sandra,
    Thank you very much for your kind words.
    We're very happy,

    Vladimer & the festival team