Iowa International ScreenDance Festival 2017, is part of the 11th Iowa Dance Festival at Film Scene on April 29th, 12:00 pm and at the La Casa del Cine in Mexico City (date TBA). Submissions are Free of charge.

ScreenDance: A genre of dance made exclusively for the camera, in which dance/movement is the central theme of the story, becoming the primary expressive element in the work.

The Iowa Dance Festival / National Dance Week 2017 is pleased to announce an open call for submissions of short dance films (ScreenDance, Dance for the Camera, etc.)

This screening is a platform for dance films of any style, genre or technique that highlights and encourages dialogue of the hybrid of dance and film.

Prior to the festival all ScreenDance submissions will be reviewed and curated by a panel of filmmakers and choreographers. Selections will be screened at a public forum on April 29, 2017 at The FilmScene in downtown Iowa City and at La Casa del Cine in Mexico City, providing a platform to explore the dynamic possibilities of movement created specifically for camera/screen.

Creators of selected works will have the opportunity to engage with the audience via SKYPE or Google Chat and receive a small compensation to support their creative work.

Rules & Terms

Deadline, March 20, 2017 at 10:00 PM Central Time
Maximum time for each submission is ten minutes.
Only two submissions allowed per artist.
Films have to be connected with movement, choreography, dance or clear kinetic expression.
There are no restrictions on the date of completion of the submitted works.
There are no limitations on submissions for films that have been presented at other festivals and/or online.

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