The Third Coast Dance Film Festival celebrates the intersection of contemporary dance and the moving image with a screening series of short dance films. We seek work that reflect diversity in genre, form, and representation. The Third Coast Dance Film Festival is especially interested in low budget/high impact and female driven work.

The 2021 festival will premiere at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, NV. A touring program of select films will follow.

Best of Festival
Spirit of the Festival

-By submitting to the festival, you are agreeing to work with the festival organizers to provide the film in its highest quality digital format.

-By submitting to the festival, you are agreeing that you have secured all the copyright rights, including music and sound, for public screening of this work.

-Upon acceptance, you will be required to provide a high quality downloadable digital file of your film AND 2-3 high res JPEGS

-All proceeds from submissions fees go towards festival production costs, and in turn we do not pay screening fees. Entry fees are non-refundable

-If the entry fee is cost prohibitive, please contact the festival organizer. A limited amount of fee waivers are available for artists experiencing financial hardships.

-The Third Coast Dance Film Festival tours after its annual premiere and select films are chosen to be re-screened in touring programs. This may include encore screenings in future festival programs.

-Please email with any questions.