Join us for the 5th annual Utah Dance Film Festival in February! We are an organization dedicated to promoting and fostering the art of Dance and Film. We support both emerging and seasoned artists by providing a platform to screen artistic works, offering educational workshops, and implement networking opportunities for artists to connect, collaborate and create.

Enjoy screenings, workshops, dance classes, Q & A panels and live dance performances in the heart of Utah Valley!

Join us! Let your artistic voice be heard.

Awards & Prizes

Professional Category:
-1st Place
-2nd Place
-3rd Place

Pre-Professional Category:
-1st Place
-2nd Place
-3rd Place

Arches Award (showcasing Utah)

Director's Choice Award

Rules & Terms


$50 per entry / $35 student rate, submitted by December 15, 2017

+ $10 late fee per entry, accepted through December 24, 2017


1- Films of any genre, style, length will be considered for acceptance

2- Films MUST BE appropriate for all ages, as we are a community-centered Festival (slight changes may be requested upon acceptance according to the UDFF organization’s digression. Filmmaker may choose whether or not to make adjustments to be accepted).

3- Filmmaker must fairly choose between Professional or Pre-Professional categories for adjudication

4- Provide viewing link and password for your film through application

5- Provide 1-2 screenshots for your film through application

6- Provide as much information for your film as possible through application


1- Admission to all UDFF workshop, screening, and networking events during the 2018 Festival

2- “Official UDFF Selection” laurel for film promotion

3- Eligibility for filmmaker awards (some cash and some noncash)

4- Participation in Filmmaker/Cast/Crew Q&A sessions during Festival

5- Networking opportunities in the dance and film industries


-January 10, 2018 – Official Selection List posted/emails sent for accepted and declined films + Filmmaker packet sent

-January 15, 2018 – Filmmaker Packet return deadline– final film formats due

-February 23, 2018 – Filmmaker Check-in

-February 23-24, 2018 – 2017 UDFF event in Orem, Utah

-February 24, 2018 – Awards Showcase

Please contact with any questions