Open Call for Shorts
dance films, musicals
BIDFF - Bucharest International Dance Film Festival
(September 3 – 6, 2020)
BIDFF - Bucharest International Dance Film Festival looks towards the future and tries to envision it. This year we use utopian|dystopian impulses as an instrument for reflection and dance films as a medium.
Within a surprising and meaningful coincidence, as we are all confronting the global pandemic, utopia|dystopia is the theme of the BIDFF in 2020. This fragile balance could generate creative or critical strategies to present or to contemplate the world and the future, as they are or as they will become. The BIDFF curatorial approach goes towards trying to decipher, shape, transform, or revolutionize these concepts.
We invite film directors, choreographers, visual artists, animators, and musicians to submit their short films to the sixth edition of the festival, that will take place in Bucharest, between September 3 – 6.
Besides our regular international and national competition dedicated to short dance films, we keep the new competitional category for musicals, introduced last year. We also highly encourage you to apply if you have a movement themed animation or if you have a short fiction film or experimental short, centered on the concept of utopia and dystopia.
BIDFF awards excellence, novelty, and courage in filmmaking, with a prize pool of 2000 euros.
CONDITIONS FOR SUBMITTING YOUR FILM
Short Film Competition
Deadlines: Early bird – May 31st
Regular – June 14
Late – July 5
We are looking for:
Short films of maximum 20 minutes, produced in the last 2 years, in the genres of dance film (fiction, animation, experimental, documentary);
Short musicals of maximum 20 minutes, produced in the last 2 years;
With a minimum quality of Full HD (1920 x 1080).
We are not looking for:
Music videos, trailers or recordings of performances, films already submitted in the previous years to BIDFF, 1-minute films, commercials.
Cash awards for Best International Film, Best Romanian Film and Best Musical;
About the application:
Deadlines for submissions are May 31st (early bird), June 14 (regular), July 5 (late);
You can submit your application starting the 4th of May;
All applicants will be informed about the outcome of their submission by August 1st, 2020;
Each director may submit a maximum of 2 films in the competition;
You can submit your film using the Film Freeway Platform;
Please check all the fees for submitting your film, according to each deadline before making the application.
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