May 30, 2024

Tangaj Collective Association

Bucharet, Romania


Filmmakers, dance artists, animators, visual artists and digital art makers are invited to submit their works for the competition section of BIDFF – Bucharest International Dance Film Festival (September 5 – 8, 2024).

BIDFF is looking for its competitive sections for short dance films produced in the last two years that do not exceed 20 minutes in length and have a minimum quality of Full HD (1080p). The films can be either live action or animation, in genres of fiction, documentary, experimental, screen dance or musical. Films that talk about the body or the world of dance, as well as conceptual shorts oriented around the idea of movement, are also accepted.

Artists are encouraged to submit especially daring cinematic works dealing with topics interconnected with ecology, technology, body transformations and connections between past and future.

The theme of the tenth anniversary edition of BIDFF, “Mapping Bodies”, invites artists and audiences alike to imagine the dance of the future as a map of artistic journeys across various cultural or socio-political contexts, its crossing enriching the way we communicate and express ourselves and revealing new perspectives on the contemporary world.

Filmmakers can submit their works through FilmFreeway ( by no later than June 14 (regular deadline) or July 12 (late deadline). More details about the open call on

All applicants will be informed about the outcome of their submission by July 31, 2024.

Salary: Awards & Prizes BIDFF awards excellence, novelty and courage in filmmaking with a prize pool of 1500 euros. Awards: → Best International Film → Best Romanian Film

Benefits: Money awards for Best International Film and Best Romanian Film;  free entry to all the events of the festival, excluding workshops that require a previous application.

Education requirements: High school diploma, Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree

Deadline to apply: July 12, 2024

How to apply: Contact details: