— dance film art
2023 idaho screendance
A curated community event for dance and film arts. The Festival combines choreographic and film/video practice. All ages event.
PROMOTING DANCE FILM ART
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.
— ABOUT US
What is Screendance?
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.
— filmmaker benefits
Admission into the Idaho Screendance workshop, screenings, & networking during the festival. Free t-shirt and Filmmaker lanyard.
Professional adjudication of your film by professional screendance makers.
Eligibility for "Official Idaho Screendance Festival Selection" laurel. Official selections are invited to be in the curated screenings for a public audience.
Eligibility for adjudicated and audience choice awards.
Participation in Filmmaker Q&A sessions with audience after each screening session.
Networking opportunities to connect with people in the dance & film industries.
Film submission criteria
filmmakers & audience
This is an international film festival. All in the community interested in dance/film/art are invited to attend and participate in the Idaho Screendance Festival. Categories for filmmaker submissions range from ages five to adults. Submissions must adhere to the ISF criteria and be "PG" rated. Film submissions are submitted to a committee of highly qualified dance film adjudicators. Adjudicators score film submissions, and the festival directors curate the dance film festival from the highest-scored films. Each submission category's official selection is eligible for an adjudicated and/or audience's choice award. The festival offers a keynote speaker, a dance filmmaking workshop, screenings of the top film submissions, filmmaker discussions, Q&A with the audience at the end of each screening session, and networking opportunities.
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 submissions
2 to 10 minutes for College submissions
2 to 10 minutes for pre-professional submissions
2 to 30 minutes for professional submissions
90 minutes or less for Professional Dance-Documentary submissions
4- All films must include:
Range from $25 to $50
“It was such a gift to connect with this gathering of films and of people. We found the design and the programming very thoughtful and distinct in its tone and inclusivity. Thank you for creating this kind of space! It was an honor to participate in a small way .”
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Boise, Idaho, United States