Dare to Dance in Public Film Festival is dedicated to dance that happens outside of stages and studios, dance that is bursting out like flowers from a cracked sidewalk. D2D in Public Film Fest is committed to short films that explore the intersection of dance and the camera, films that spread the wealth of dance and challenge the notion that there is a proper time and place to dance. Dare to Dance in Public Film Festival begs the question, why not dance anywhere at anytime? D2D in Public Film Fest has an amazing panel of judges from the worlds of dance, film, screen, stage and beyond. This year's panel includes

*Minimum $100 per category, exact amount TBA

Best Interface of Dance & Camera
Best Original Choreography
Best Use of Location
Best Interface with the Public
Best Editing

Please READ AND CONSIDER THESE RULES CAREFULLY:

Each dance film must take place in a public space (e.g., city street, parking lot, grocery market, public building or plaza, bus/train terminal, museum, station, etc., and notinside a studio, on a stage, or in a private building or house). The visible presence and/or interaction with passersby/members of the public at large is very much preferred. (Please try to stay away from emptybeaches etc. at sunset or dawn.)

Length: Each submission must be a minimum of 2 minutes and not exceed 5 minutes 30 seconds in length.

BothPolished, i.e. films in which filmmakers intentionally create and/or pre-conceptualize the choreography & filmic approach in response to a public site or space and its usage, architecture, scale, etc. or Raw, i.e. films in which filmmakers capture a dancer(s) or an event that appears to be happening in a spontaneous and/or fashion (e.g. found dance), are accepted.

Each film must include the hashtags: #DareToDance #ScreenDanceDiaries #NextEcho.

Winning films must be shareable on Vimeo &/or Youtube.

We ask each Filmmaker to follow us on Instagram (if applicable) @dare2danceinpublic

Each filmmaker should provide a brief text about the film and what country it was created and filmed in.

Deadline for final submission is 11:59 pm Pacific Time on November 2, 2019.

Submission/processing fee is $25 per entry. Multiple entries by a single filmmaker are fine. All submissions must be made through FilmFreeway using this link: https://filmfreeway.com/users/account

Submissions will be judged based to a greater or lesser degree (depending on the submission category) on the quality of the overall film, its editing, choreography, concept, originality, use of space, and interface of the dance with camera.

Awards will be determined by the panel of judges and given in 5 categories:

Best Interface of Dance & Camera
Best Original Choreography
Best Use of Location
Best Interface with the Public
Best Editing
Winners will receive a minimum $100 cash prize (exact amounts TBA), and winners in each category will have their dance shorts covered and featured in Next Echo/Cultural Weekly’s column ScreenDance Diaries when winning films are announced.

In addition to the winners in the five categories, there will be a selection of Honorable Mentions that will be featured separately in Next Echo/Cultural Weekly’s column ScreenDance Diaries.

By submitting your entry, you affirm that the work is entirely your own and that you have the agreement and/or permission of all involved, as well as the permission to use it. This includes rights to use music. Please be aware that YouTube will take down copyrighted music that is used without permission.