InShadow - Lisbon Screendance Festival

Open Call 2021

InShadow promotes the encounter of languages used within video/cinema and dance/performance, suggesting a reflection to a cine-choreographic way of thinking, where relations between experimental tendencies and the use of technologies can be explored.

InShadow seeks, within the world of imagination, the dialogue between different cultures.

It purposes an assimilation of experiences, methods and knowledge, increasing dual relations as thought/action and creativity/innovation.

Our yearly program includes international competitions of screendance, dance-related documentary films and animations, in addition to performances, workshops, masterclasses, exhibitions and installations.

Submission fees go towards allowing the festival to subsist and as a means to support featured filmmakers to join us every year.

A minimum of 10 awards is to be given every year, decided by 4 separate panels. Awards range from a year-long presence in festivals worldwide to monetary prizes, scholarships or artist-in-residence programs. Special mentions will be handed out at the discretion of the juries.

Best Screendance
official jury

Best Choreography
official jury

Best Interpretation
official jury

Best Documentary Film
documentary jury

Best International Director
voarte jury
artist-in-residence program [by Espaço Rural das Artes, Soudos]

Best International Screendance
school jury

Best Portuguese Director
school jury
Prémio Território | Estúdios Víctor Cordon

Best Portuguese Screendance
voarte jury
2500€ scholarship [by ETIC]

Best Screendance
audience choice award

Best Animation
audience choice award

SCREENDANCES that fail to qualify for the main competition may still find a spot - should the director accept - in one of our video-installations.

DOCUMENTARY FILMS should tackle the subject of dance/performance.

ANIMATIONS must be suitable for school-age children and should ideally focus on the subjects of dance, movement, inclusion or technology.

Regulation: http://www.voarte.com/contents/files/15470523608791.pdf

Overall Rating
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  • Claire Marshall

    Congratulations on another great festival. Such brilliant communication. Thanks for including on of my films. Such an honour.

    February 2021
  • Anouk Froidevaux

    It was such a pleasure to be part of InShadow festival 2020! I admire the generosity and resilience of the festival in how they handled the challenging circumstances, due to the pandemic. It gives hope for dance artists and how dance can continue finding ways to adapt and innovate for its audiences.

    January 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much Anouk, it was a pleasure to have you at the festival.
    Even with the restricted measures, together we managed to be with many directors and crews who had the chance to be in Lisbon during InShadow.
    We hope to see more of your work soon!

  • Zeynep Akcay

    A very professional organisation with a great lineup of films - my only regret was not being able to join the festival in Lisbon this year!

    December 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much for your sharing. We do hope to be able to gather with everyone really soon.
    Ana Rita Barata & Pedro Sena Nunes
    Artistic Directors

  • Kateryna Tiurina

    InShadow thank you for this festival! you gifted fantastic emotions and thank you for good organisation! Big hugs from Kyiv.

    December 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much for your sharing. We are happy that you enjoyed InShadow.
    Ana Rita Barata & Pedro Sena Nunes
    Artistic Directors

  • Joel Smith

    We are honored to have our work included in the festival. We felt welcomed, and all of our questions answered. We appreciate the effort to make the festival happen given COVID restrictions. The staff were friendly and helpful and we was able to meet other artists virtually. Thank you

    December 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much for your sharing.
    Even with the restrictive measures that we have, we managed to find solutions to celebrate dance together. We do hope to be able to gather with everyone really soon.
    Ana Rita Barata & Pedro Sena Nunes
    Artistic Directors