Our Mission

Idaho's Screendance Festival mission is to promote dance and film arts in Idaho. 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 film making.

Our Story

Rachel Swenson, Marla Hansen, Alyssa Tolman, and Rulon Wood are the creators of the Idaho Screendance Festival (ISF).

ISF was established in 2018. ISF is an Idaho Dance Education Organization (IDEO) annual event. IDEO is a non-profit 50C3 organization and a state affiliate to the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO).

Meet the Team

Dance and film artists and educators come together to give you Idaho Screendance Festival.

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Rachel Swenson

Co-Founder & Festival Director

Rachel has a BFA in Modern Dance and an MEd in Teaching & Learning from the University of Utah. She is a current Dance Education Doctoral Student at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City, and the Idaho Dance Education Organization current president. Rachel teaches the art of dance at Idaho Fine Arts Academy.



Marla Hansen

Co-Founder and Festival Director

Marla is a dance and theatre arts professor at Boise State University. She is the artistic director and choreographer for Idaho Dance Theatre.


Rulon Wood

Rulon Wood

Co-Founder and Festival Director

Ru has taught courses in numerous university departments and programs including writing, communication, arts technology, English, film studies, and instructional technology. In addition to his academic preparation, Ru has also produced films, both narrative and documentary.


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Alyssa Tolman

Co-Founder & Festival Director

Alyssa is a dancer, choreographer, photographer & filmmaker originally from Texas. She has performed & presented work throughout the US, Canada, & Russia. Alyssa is a certified Laban Movement Analyst, & completed her MFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah in 2014.


Support dance and film arts by attending the festival.

Contact us if you want to volunteer at the events. [email protected]

Submissions & Ticket Sales

ISF uses FilmFreeway as a digital platform for submissions, adjudication, ticket sales, awards, discounts, waivers, tracking submissions, and contacting filmmakers. ISF FilmFreeway webpage https://filmfreeway.com/IdahoScreendanceFestival