Open Call: Bucharest International Dance Film Festival

Bucharest International Dance Film Festival


Deadline - 10 July 2018

Bucharest International Dance Film Festival (6-9 September 2018)invites film directors,
choreographers and other artist to submit theirdance filmsto 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.

This year's festival theme is [re] tracing, the programme being centered around the leftovers
the time has carved through the lives of individuals and communities. Intimate personal
stories, different means of archiving collective memories and speculations of a future life, can
provide a context of [re] positioning of “the one” against “the many”, willingly altering the so
called general accepted truth. All of these manifestations and many others leave traces in the
body, erasing and [re] writing meanings with the speed of light. [Re] living the reality can
generate a new fictional “state of truth”, one that can link together different temporalities and
emotional levels, confusing the psychological and the chronological. How can the individual
body dissociate itself from the collective one? Will the counter positioning of the one against
the history of many really generate a creative conflict, one that can [re] frame repressed
historical realities or [re] define uncertain present facts?

BIDFF is looking for cutting edge dance films with a sometimes transparent and sometimes
coded meaning, challenging the viewer to a playful exchange of information about social life,
politics, extreme emotions, out of the ordinary places and oddly beautiful dance aesthetics.
BIDFF encourages syncretism and dialogue between movement and the diverse forms of
cinema from the most traditional to experimental.

Shorts of maximum 20 minutes will be accepted in the competition sections, while long
documentaries and features can be screened as part of different theme based selections. Films
should be produced in the last 2 years. A minimum quality of Full HD (1920 x 1080) is
required for the exhibition copies. You can submit a maximum of 2 films. Both can be taken
into consideration. Films submitted to previous editions of the festival will not be taken into

To submit your films to the festival please fill in the form:

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Contact information:
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