Early Bird Deadline this Friday for Detroit Dance City Festival’s Dance on Screen

Early Bird Deadline this Friday for Detroit Dance City Festival’s Dance on Screen

Dance On Screen is the newest addition to Detroit Dance City Festival, providing a space for dance filmmakers to present their work. Presented at the majestic Detroit Institute of Arts, Dance On Screen highlights local, national and international dance films in diverse styles of dance. The Detroit Dance City Festival “Dance On Screen” 1st Edition will take place at the Detroit Institute of Arts in Detroit, MI during the Detroit Dance City Festival held September 6-8, 2024.

The call is open to local, national and international filmmakers, dance companies and collectives. Works must be short dance films or dance animations, whose common language is dance, movement and broadly defined physical expression, with a maximum duration of 10 minutes.

All genres of films/video are acceptable, as long as they are largely based on the relationship between the body movement and the tools of cinema as a medium for story-telling. 

Applicants must have authorization from the copyright owners for any copyrighted materials used in the dance film, including but not limited to music. Detroit Dance City Festival/ArtLab J will not be held responsible for the unauthorized use of any copyrighted material.

Please note, DDCF draws audiences of all ages, so they may request that you slightly alter your submission in order to have your work screened. As an example, they may ask filmmakers to edit out explicit words from music.

For Selected Films: The filmmakers will be required to submit: Photo of Director; Photo of Choreographer; 4 Film Stills; Poster; Director’s Biography/Filmography; Choreographer’s Biography/Filmography

Films should be submitted In digital file (Mov, Mp4) through FilmFreeway. Films entered for consideration should be downloadable from the site or downloaded via Vimeo link. If accepted, the filmmaker permits DDCF to download the film through FilmFreeway and screen it at our live event.

Early Bird Applications are due this Friday, February 2, and regular applications are due March 1. Click here to apply now.