The DanceBARN ScreenDANCE Festival takes place every year during the DanceBARN Festival in Battle Lake, MN. Official selections for the ScreenDANCE Festival are presented during a free outdoor screening at the ArtSTREAM Alley in Battle Lake, Minnesota. Any screendances made during the festival also premiere during the showing.

New this year, we are excited to welcome a panel of local jurors who will help select this year's screenings. We have also added a discounted submission category for screendances made in Minnesota!

Photos: Rosanna Yerke

DanceBARN seeks screendance submissions under 15 minutes in length, made for the screen. Submissions must, in some way, employ both choreographic concepts and the language of film. Documentation of live performances will not be accepted.

Submission of films and supplementary documentation must take place exclusively through FilmFreeway. Selected films must provide a high-quality download of their film, artist bios, 1-2 screenshots or production photos, and as much supplementary information about the film as possible.

Artists must have copyright permissions for all submitted media and be able to demonstrate these rights upon request. By submitting, the artists grant DanceBARN the right to screen the film for the duration of the festival and agree to indemnify and hold DanceBARN harmless from any and all claims, actions, suits, procedures, costs, expenses, damages and liabilities arising from any copyright disputes.

Thank you for your interest in our festival! For any clarifications, please contact our curator and festival organizer, Robert Uehlin:

Overall Rating
  • All communications I received were professional, warm and enthusiastic, and I was sorry not to be able to attend in person. The feedback I received on my film was very insightful, useful and constructive. So glad my screendance Currency could be a part of this festival!

    August 2018