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D2D Round 7



Dare to Dance in Public Film Festival: Round 7 

invites dance film makers dedicated to the concept of democratizing dance by taking it into the public sphere, exploring space and place, and intersecting creatively with the art of film.

We accept films that are done in public and alternative spaces... films that use dance as an international language, films with dance that ventures off stages and out of studios into the realm of the public where unsuspecting passersby may encounter it. We are interested in dance films that creatively & beautifully explore what is possible at the intersections of dance and film... films that get inside of dance...

films that speak dance as an international language - transcending borders, culture, religions, and other frequently perceived boundaries.

We welcome dance films that explore a multitude of human themes and stories both contemporary & timeless.

D2D welcomes & celebrates all aspects, genres, and expressions of dance on film.



D2D is singular in the world of dance film festivals as it is at once a film festival and a call to action, inciting & inspiring creativity, creating community, and presenting a range of films from first time filmmakers to seasoned professionals. Every year for our judging panel we recruit renowned creatives from the worlds of dance, film, theater and beyond...


Submitted qualifying films must be between 2 and no longer than 10 minutes in length.

Round 7 Judges to be announced soon! 

Still from Cyril Masson's NASATYA - The Twin Dancers 2022

*Cash awards for winning films



Each submission must be a minimum of 2 minutes and not exceed 10 minutes in length.

Both POLISHED: i.e. films in which filmmakers intentionally create and/or pre-conceptualize the choreography & filmic approach in response to a public site or space and its usage, architecture, scale, etc. or RAW, i.e. films in which filmmakers capture a dancer(s) or an event that appears to be happening in a spontaneous and/or unplanned fashion (e.g. found dance), are accepted.





Submitting filmmakers must provide a brief synopsis of their film, including where it was created/filmed.

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Deadline for final submission is 11:59 pm PST on AUGUST 1st, 2024.

Submission/processing fee is $35 per entry.*

Multiple entries by a single filmmaker are welcome, each entry requires a separate fee.

All submissions must be made through FilmFreeway.

Submissions will be judged based to a greater or lesser degree (depending on the submission category) on the quality of the overall film, its editing, choreography, concept, originality, use of space, and interface of the dance with camera.

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