Re- Constructing the Dancing Body: Screen Dance & the ever fluid definition of Place & Time
enCore Dance on Film features short movies by dance filmmakers from around the world. These screenings are free and open to the public. Screened annually since 2014, enCore presents a selection of fascinating independent video dance productions and serves as a platform for dance films which feature dance & the moving body exclusively for, and with, the camera. enCore focuses on the interplay between dance and the techniques of filmmaking, exploring the possibilities and boundaries of the art form.

enCore Dance on Film 2024 Premiere Screening will take place on Friday, May 3, 2024 and will continue to be screened through August 31, 2024 as part of Core Dance’s Window Installation Series.

Submission is $20.

For more than four decades, Core Dance has embraced the human form, the creative process and the artist working within it. An award-winning contemporary dance organization with global impact, Core Dance creates, performs, and produces compelling original art that empowers communities to see the self in others. In 1980, Core Dance was co-founded in Houston, Texas by dancer and choreographer Sue Schroeder and her sister, Kathy Russell.  Five years later, the organization added Atlanta, Georgia as a second home base. Amplifying the context for art making that is relevant, Core Dance makes Art to illuminate, Art to educate, Art to question and is internationally recognized for its artistically driven research practices, the authenticity of its Art, its socially relevant creations and its work as an artistic incubator and convener.

Dance Film Submissions
EnCore: Dance On Film is a screening for SHORTS only. Entries may be no longer than 15 minutes in length. We are celebrating the genre of Dance Films and Dance on Screen, please no recordings of performances.
- Film formats requirements are .MOV or .MP4 files at 1080 resolution or higher.
- Only entries with downladable links will be considered.
- Please include Hi Res screenshots with your submission.

Explicit Content Rules
Film content should be suitable for all ages. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children. Therefore, violence, language, substances, nudity, and sex are restricted. If there is violence in the film, it must be kept to a minimum and not be intense, realistic, extreme, or persistent. With language, snippets of language that go "beyond polite conversation" are permitted, but no stronger words or profanity are allowed. No drug usage or paraphernalia may be shown. No nudity is permitted. Understanding dance performances sometimes contain elements that allude to passion or sex, any allusions must be artistic and not explicit. All elements listed above apply to both live and animated components.

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Overall Rating
  • Kate Weare

    EnCore Dance on Film is great; organized, innovative and community-minded. Sue Shroeder, the head of the umbrella organization, Core Dance, is the real deal. She cares deeply about dance and screen dance, educating the public and building audiences for our art form. A privilege to be involved and would highly recommend!

    September 2023
  • It was so cool to be included with my film "Pooling" in this project to present dance films in shop windows in Decatur, GA all summer long. It was a very innovative way to take this new genre of films to a wider public. Core Dance is a wonderful organization!!

    September 2023
  • Thank you all very much! The experience was just top notch.

    June 2021
  • Kate Mitchell

    Such a great festival. I only wish we could have shared it together rather than from our separate shelters during this pandemic.

    June 2020
  • I was so excited for my film to be shown at 2 festivals but the communication was so poor for the first festival and then I never heard anything from them about the 2nd festival. I am local to the city the screening was happening but didn’t even know when to go because I never received any information concerning when and where. Needless to say, I’m really frustrated at the lack of communication and professionalism.

    June 2019