Mexico City Videodance Festival comes under the concept of generate a inclusive meeting point open to reflection between public, filmmakers, theoreticians and other professionals of dance and visual arts. Its purpose is to be a showcase for spreading contemporary quality proposals that address the choreography from cinematic language.

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The Mexico City Videodance Festival, in collaboration with Red Nacional de Arte, calls choreographers, filmmakers, companies and artists in general to register their works in the fifth edition of the FIVideodanza, which will take place from 10 to September 13, 2020.

RULES

All national and foreign works can apply, completed between the 2018-2020 period, without having to present a minimum or maximum duration.

The festival will accept all kinds of videodances, with special interest towards those that imply a social impact, created in order to be shared with the public of Mexico City, making use of any body language, whose choreography is articulated with the cinematographic language, regardless of whether they have a documentary or animation tendency, to mention some of the audiovisual and aesthetic possibilities. For the fifth edition, we will also program videodances focused on environmental conservation.

All the works can be also registered in the online videodance selection, which will be shown on the official festival website (festivalvideodanza.com) during the event dates.

Works can be registered at FilmFreeway. All options are available at the end of this document. Works will be received from the moment of publication of the call and until 23:59 hours on August 9, 2020. (Mexico City, Central Time).

The registration fee for each work is 14 USD. Participants can submit up to 5 works for consideration. The works to form part of each section will be chosen by a selection committee, whose decision is final.

70% of the profits earned by the registration fees will be used to award the best videodance. In case of the winner do not claim their prize in the next 3 months, it will be understood that they waive it and can be used to cover the expenses in the next edition of the festival.

Selected works could be part of national and international exhibitions during 2020-2021. By participating, the applicant also accepts the use of frames or segments of the piece registered for the dissemination and development of printed or electronic materials such as posters, postcards, flyers, videos or virtual catalog.

The list of selected videodances will be published in the official website of the festival on August 16, 2020. Each participant selected will be contacted by email.

Registration of works to the Festival constitutes acceptance of the rules of this call and renunciation of any claim or legal action against the Festival, Red Nacional de Arte, their representatives or affiliates.

Any matter not specified in this call will be resolved by the organizers.

ESPAÑOL

El Festival Internacional de Videodanza de la Ciudad de México, en colaboración con Red Nacional de Arte, convoca a las y los coreógrafos, realizadores, agrupaciones, colectivos, compañías y artistas en general a inscribir sus obras en la quinta edición del FIVideodanza a realizarse del 10 al 13 de Septiembre de 2020.

BASES

Se podrán inscribir todos los trabajos nacionales y extranjeros, terminados entre el periodo 2018-2020, sin tener que presentar una duración mínima o una duración máxima.

El festival aceptará todo tipo de videodanzas, con especial interés hacia aquellas que impliquen un impacto social, creadas con el fin de ser compartidas con público de la Ciudad de México, haciendo uso de cualquier lenguaje corporal, cuya coreografía esté articulada con el lenguaje cinematográfico, sin importar si poseen un carácter documental o de animación, por mencionar algunas de las posibilidades audiovisuales y estéticas. Para la quinta edición se programarán además videodanzas enfocadas al Medio ambiente.

Todos los trabajos pueden ser inscritos a la par en la selección de videodanza online, que será mostrada en la página oficial del festival (festivalvideodanza.com) durante las fechas del evento.

Para la inscripción de las obras se deberá utilizar la plataforma FilmFreeway. Todas las opciones se encuentran disponibles al final de éste documento. Se recibirán obras desde el momento de la publicación de la convocatoria y hasta las 23:59 horas del 09 de agosto de 2020.

La cuota de inscripción por cada videodanza enviada es de $140.00 pesos mexicanos m.n. si la videodanza es nacional y se registra a través de Red Nacional de Arte, o en su caso, de 14 USD en las demás plataformas.

Se podrá presentar un máximo de 5 obras a consideración. Los trabajos que formarán parte de cada sección serán elegidos por un comité de selección, cuya decisión es inapelable.

El 70% de los beneficios obtenidos por las cuotas de inscripción se destinarán a la premiación de la mejor videodanza. En caso de que alguno de los ganadores no reclame su premio en los siguientes 3 meses, se entenderá que renuncia al mismo y podrá ser usado para cubrir los gastos que genere la próxima edición del festival.

Los trabajos seleccionados podrán formar parte de muestras nacionales e internacionales en las que participe el Festival durante el 2020 y 2021. Al participar, el postulante acepta también el uso de fotogramas o segmentos de la pieza inscrita para la difusión y elaboración de materiales impresos o electrónicos, tales como invitaciones, carteles, postales o catálogo virtual, en caso de que así se requiriese.

La lista de videodanzas seleccionadas será publicada en el sitio oficial del festival el 16 de agosto de 2020 y se contactará a cada participante seleccionado por correo electrónico.

La inscripción de trabajos al Festival implica la aceptación de las bases de esta convocatoria y la renuncia a cualquier tipo de reclamación o acción legal contra el Festival Internacional de Videodanza de la Ciudad de México, Red Nacional de Arte, sus representantes o afiliados.

Cualquier asunto no especificado en la presente convocatoria será resuelto por los organizadores.

Overall Rating
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  • Jonathan Mandel

    Great communication, happy to be part of such a well crafted event

    October 2019
  • Greg Osei

    This festival was an absolute pleasure to attend. Everyone on the team was so kind, supportive, and helpful. They helped me to get oriented in the city and made sure that I was well taken care of. The festival itself was fantastic. The other films were excellent. The audiences were enthusiastic. The venues were gorgeous and unique. Perhaps what struck me most was the fact that the organizers made an effort to 1) encourage people of all stripes and walks of life to come to the festival to experience and share in the art and 2) provide the artists an opportunity to talk about their work and enter into conversation with the audience and the other artists. I would absolutely recommend this festival, and I hope to be able to participate in a future edition!

    October 2019
  • Adi Halfin

    Despite the earthquake that hit Mexico, the festival organizers went forward with film reviews and competition. I salute them for their persistence and inspiration. Thank you!

    October 2017
  • Very well-organized and professionally done!

    December 2016
  • Kailee McMurran

    We unfortunately couldn't make it to Mexico City, but all online communication was prompt and organized!

    December 2016