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kNOwBOX dance Film Festival 2023 Open Call

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Submit your project to the kNOwBOX dance Film Festival 2023.

Open Call Details
Short Series
• A short film is a dance-related film 3:00 minute or less.
• Films deliver a clear story/idea that maximizes imagination and creativity in 3:00 minutes or less.
• Films are made to view on devices.
• The kNOwBOX dance Short Series (NBSS) Selected short films will be screened on @knowboxdance social media accounts for a limited time in early August 2023 and on special devices as part of the NBFF 2023 Festival lineup.
• Complimentary submission waiver available to artists under the age under 18.

General Submissions
• A dance-related film 3-15 minutes.
• A general film (Videodance, Dance for Camera, Screendance, etc) is a dance-related film that challenges the possibilities of what dance can look like in video form. Films are created specifically for the screen, including narrative, fiction, experimental, animation, multicultural, and multi-genre films.

• A dance-related documentary film 1-60 minutes.
• Non-English dialogue MUST include on-screen English subtitles at the time of submission.

• Dance Films made BY kids and FOR kids 1-10 minutes in length.
• Dance Films made BY adults and FOR kids 1-10 minutes in length.

2023 Theme: "kNOwBOX dance Film Festival 2023: Dances of the Past, Present, and Future"

** If your work is selected as an NBFF Official Selection your film will travel to in-person screenings throughout Mexico, South Korea, and The United States of America**

Prizes Details: 

+ #NBFF Official - all selected films
+ #NBFF AttentionGrabber USA - audience selected film
+ #NBFF AttentionGrabber Korea - audience selected film
+ #NBFF AttentionGrabber Mexico - audience selected film
+ #NBFF Visionary - selection committee voted
+ #NBFF Outstanding Performance Award - selection committee voted

+ All films selected for the NBFF 2023 Official Selection will receive a monetary honorarium
+ “Official NBFF” laurel
+ Social Media & Website Feature: promoting filmmaker social media and website links
+ NBFF “#Visionary” guaranteed interview on our Dance Behind the Screen Podcast
+ 2023 NBFF Visionary Award Stipend
+ Complimentary Tickets/Passes (2 per selected filmmaker)
+ All films selected for the NBFF 2023 Official Selection will be added to The NBFF Package that will be distributed to independent cinemas and museums.

South Dallas Cultural Center 3400 South Fitzhugh Avenue Dallas, Texas 75210 United States emuARTSPACE 7 Gyeonghuigung 1ga-gil Seoul , Jongno-gu Korea, Republic of HÁBITAT OAXACA Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca 68020 Mexico ONLINE

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Fee Detail: 
Short Series Earlybird Deadline: $1 USD / Regular Deadline: $3 USD, General Submission Earlybird Deadline: $15 USD / Regular Deadline: $25 USD, Dance Documentaries Earlybird Deadline: $20 USD / Regular Deadline: $30 USD, Kids Earlybird Deadline: $10 USD /
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Experimental Series - Salt Lake City Call for Entires

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Experimental Series - Salt Lake City (EXPS/SLC) is an experimental video/film series hosted by the Union Theatre at the University of Utah. EXPS/SLC is hosted through the School of Dance at the University of Utah. We encourage especially women, queer, non-binary, and disabled creators whose work is rooted in experimental approaches addressing movement, dance, choreography, and/or the body to apply. Please apply if your film incorporates movement or the body, but would not typically be considered "dance on camera". 

Union Theatre at the University of Utah 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

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