2024 IDAHO

A curated community event for dance and film arts. The Festival combines choreographic and film/video practice. All ages event.


Idaho Screendance Festival's mission is to promote dance and film arts in Idaho and the world. The festival is a virtual museum where a diverse range of artistic work combines choreographic and film/video practice. Artists are encouraged to further the arts by creatively exploring a wide range of ideas and themes via innovative movement, dance, and filmmaking.


Screendance is synonymous with “Dance Film” or “Video Dance.” Screendance is defined as artistic films where movement/dance (any genre or style of dance and pedestrian movement) along with film/video practice are the main mediums of the art. Choreography, dance performers, location, costumes, makeup, sound, lighting, plus cinematography equal Screendance.


1- Films using any movement/dance genre or style will be considered.

2- Film MUST BE appropriate for all ages. This is a community-centered event to broaden audiences for dance, film, and art. No nudity, swearing, or violence. "PG" rated. The ISF adjudicators may ask the filmmaker to make adjustments for acceptance, and the filmmaker may choose whether to or not make the adjustments to be accepted.

3- Film Length:
2 to 5 minutes for Elementary, Middle School, and High School submissions2 to 10 minutes for College submissions2 to 10 minutes for pre-professional submissions2 to 30 minutes for professional submissions90 minutes or less for Professional Dance-Documentary submissions

4- All films must include:
Dance Video Title at the beginning of the film.Artist Statement, a brief paragraph statement describing what was the inspiration/meaning of the work (this may be written in the beginning titles, or at the end credits, in the video description, or submitted as a separate word document).Video ending credits, listing the director of photography, the camera operator, camera assistant, choreographer(s), dance performer(s), location, hair and make-up person, costume designer, location manager, production designer, editor, and general information concerning date, place, and who is performing.A soundtrack for the dance film (i.e., music, noises, voices, bodies moving in space, etc.).The film is edited.Meets length requirements. 2 minutes minimum in length, no more than 5 minutes long for elementary-high school submissions, no more than 10 minutes long for college or pre-professional submissions, no longer than 30 minutes for the professional film short submissions, no longer than 120 minutes for professional documentaries.Video format is watchable on any computer.

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