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Bucharest International Dance Film Festival - Open Call for Shorts - dance films, musicals

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Bucharest International Dance Film Festival, the only cinema event in Romania dedicated to dance films, launched the open call for short dance films, musicals, and animated movies!

BIDFF is the only dance film festival in our country and it was founded out of love for the dance film genre, with the purpose of promoting artists that work across genres and presenting cinematographic projects in which the language of the body explores strong narratives. Each year, the festival has a different theme that reflects upon the contemporary realities and questions the future of the body.

By a surprising and meaningful coincidence, as we are all confronting the global pandemic, utopia | dystopia is the theme of the BIDFF in 2020. The 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.

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. We also highly encourage filmmakers and other artists to apply if they have a movement themed animation or a short film revolving around the concept of utopia and dystopia.

BIDFF has a regular international and national competition dedicated to short dance films, while also holding the new competitional category for musicals, introduced last year.

CONDITIONS FOR SUBMITTING YOUR FILM

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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.

We offer:

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.

Prize summary: 
" Win up to $2000 cash prizes. "
Prizes Details: 

The festival awards excellence, novelty, and courage in filmmaking, with a prize pool of 2000 euros. 

Deadline: 
05/31/2020

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
Early bird Standard: $8 Student: $6 Gold Members: $7; Regular Standard: $10 Student: $8 Gold Members: $9; Late Standard: $15 Student: $12 Gold Members: $13
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