Call for Entries: Visual/Film

Bucharest International Dance Film Festival

Bucharest, Romania

We have extended the call for this year's edition of the Bucharest International Dance Film Festival, set for September 6-9th. The new deadline for submissions is July 17th

Bucharest International Dance Film Festival (6-9 September 2018) invites film directors, choreographers and other artist to submit their dance films to the fourth edition of BIDFF. The competition is open for fiction short dance films, documentaries and animations around the world, with a prize pool of 3000 euro. BIDFF can also screen off competition feature films and long documentaries.  

We also have an open call for Colab - a dance film development Lab dedicated to dance film creators from Romania, Moldavia, Ukraine, Serbia, Bulgaria and Hungary to apply for a brand new dance film lab, programmed for 3-9 September 2018, focused on the development of a dramaturgical structure and a clear artistic approach for future dance films. The lab will help dance filmmakers to further improve their initial idea in workshop sessions with choreographer and filmmaker Helena Jonsdottir (IS) and dance dramaturge and writer Guy Cools (BE) and focus groups coordinated by film producer Anamaria Antoci (RO) and film consultant Alex Traila (RO).

In order to strengthen the connections between the regional creative industries in dance and film, the lab will also be comprised of a series of speed networking and feedback sessions with international specialists in both domains and will conclude in a final pitching session presentation of the future films. Best pitch will be rewarded with a 700 EUR award, offered by the Romanian Cultural Institute.

You can find all info on and we would be grateful if you could share this within your network and with any interested party. The deadline for applications is July 17nd and if you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. 


Become a Supporter