Wicklow ScreenDance Laboratory creates opportunities for artists, filmmakers, audiences and thinkers to gather and celebrate new and established film makers and creators of the hybrid art of film on stage and on screen; and to see works at an early stage of development, along with more complete pieces.

Screen Dance is a vibrant, hybrid medium, bringing together Choreography/Dance and short film making. It creates an experience of dance/choreography that is entirely new by affording the expansion of the choreographer's craft through dedicated time in the dance studio as well as the visual means to transcend the studio and in some cases even the body itself. This art form includes a wide variety of cinematic styles which vary from visual abstraction through to strict narrative


The 7th Wicklow ScreenDance Laboratory will take place between April 3rd - April 7th 2023 in Co.Wicklow, Ireland.

Submission process has ended. Notifications will commence from March 1st 2023

Overall Rating
  • Very encouraging team who gave insightful comments on our work.

    May 2023
  • Thérèse Lynch

    A friendly, thought provoking and entertaining festival. Well organised and great communication.

    April 2023
  • Mistaya Hemingway

    Lovely festival, thoughtful commentary and reflections. Only wish I could have been there in person with At Lake. Thank you for the selection!

    April 2023
  • Aila Stefansdotter-Franck

    It was a great pleasure taking part in this beautiful and thought through festival with our dance short Remember Me (Minns Mig). We’ll be sure to apply with projects in the future as well!

    April 2023
  • Joanna Poupaki

    A much appreciated experience to be included and to view many wonderful projects! We would have liked there to be a platform that would invite further analysis of the works, especially given the ever changing life situations we are experiencing and the role digital art is taking in a contemporary society that is growing further and further way from in person contact and emotion.

    May 2022