We are excited to announce a call for entries for the third annual WildDogs International Screendance Festival.

W&M Dance Projects proudly presents WildDogs, a hybrid festival of international screendance works, presented virtually (online) and live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on September 16th through 18th, 2022. We invite dance, movement, image, and video artists to submit their dance films until June 17th, 2022.

WildDogs calls upon artists of all levels, ages, and genres to apply and encourages the representation of all movement forms from across the globe. WildDogs pays screening fees to all selected filmmakers.

WildDogs is committed to dance on film as an independent art form. Screendance expands the possibilities of movement expression through a collaboration between two niche artistic mediums. WildDogs builds an audience for new and established screendance artists and encourages dialogue within the international Screendance community.

WildDogs’ Artistic/Executive Directors are Melissa Monteros and Wojciech Mochniej, W&M’s original co-founders and dance-filmmakers themselves.

All applicants must apply on www.filmfreeway.com/wilddogs by June 17th, 2022.

Selected applicants will receive a screening fee and honorable mention from WildDogs. The top three films will receive a cash award from our international jury.

1. The artist must be authorized to submit this film to WildDogs International Screendance Festival for consideration and must have read and agreed to all entry requirements. Entrant must be responsible to make the decision to enter this material and guarantee that the presentation will not violate or infringe upon any rights whatsoever (including copyright, trademark, musical or contract right) of any person or entity. Entrant confirms required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival and to use all music, images, and content in the entry.

All rights and permissions for any materials contained within the said entry have been granted and the entrant holds harmless WildDogs International Screendance Festival and W&M Dance Projects of Calgary from any or all disputes or claims that may arise from these rights and permissions granted.

2. WildDogs welcomes submissions from filmmakers working in all disciplines within the dance film genre, including narrative, experimental, animation and documentary. We encourage the submission of films which uniquely interpret the relationship between dance and film.

3. Submitted films in the Screendance Short category can be up to 15 minutes in length.

4. Submitted films in the Feature length category should be over 40 minutes.

5. Submitted films in the Special Submissions category are between 15 and 40 minutes.

6. Films cannot be streamed on the internet or an open source for 30 days before the festival opening and 30 days after the festival. Festival screenings are an exception.

7. WildDogs only accepts submissions through Vimeo, YouTube or an online link that is NOT visible to the public. A secure password protected link may be used. All video links must be downloadable upon acceptance into WildDogs 2022.

8. Applicants must include a written synopsis of the film, short biography of the artist(s) or company, and an artistic statement via FilmFreeway. The applicant should provide WildDogs with press materials (images, trailers, bio, etc.) as stated in the release section. All images must include a credit; due to copyrights we will not be able to use your images without a credit.

9. Student applicants must submit a valid student ID or proof of enrollment at the time the film was made with their submission.

7. For live screening, the applicant must provide a HD digital file, which is a minimum of 1920x1080.

10. Applicants must adhere to the release statement and ensure all copyright and all other legal rights are obtained as well as clearance from any and all actual or potential Third Party Claims

11. Once submitted, a film cannot be withdrawn without special exception, and the application fee may not be refunded.

Overall Rating
  • Camille Mỹ Giang

    Amazing festival !!! Incredible welcome and curated program.

    September 2021
  • Nido Producciones

    Good festival with a great program and good communication with the festival team

    September 2021
  • Carolina Valenzuela

    Thanks to all the team. We enjoyed the wonderful and powerful films.
    We were so proud to be part of the Festival this year.

    September 2021
  • sebastien de buyl

    Great new festival with a very good communication and organization. I truly recommend. Great energy and amazing team!

    October 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Sebastien for the wonderful review! We were thrilled to have you join us in this years festival and we cannot wait to see more of your work in the future! Thank you again for your support and congratulations on winning the Innovation Award - a well deserved win!

  • Daniel Navarro Lorenzo

    Thank you so much for all the support and the audience choice award. Very nice and powerful selection of Dance films

    September 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Daniel for kind words! We were thrilled to have your film take part in this years festival - congratulations again on the Audience Choice Award! We look forward to seeing your upcoming projects, take care!