ADF’s Movies by Movers seeks professional and student short dance films and feature-length dance films for its 2018 season, to take place at the American Dance Festival in Durham, NC and at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Submissions will remain open until February 9th, 2018.

Where: Durham, NC/Boone, NC

When: June 2018/September 2018

Deadline for entries: February 9th, 2017

ADF’s Movies By Movers is a bi-annual festival dedicated to the celebration of the conversation between the body and the camera. We love sharing the history of the collaboration between the ephemeral art of live movement and the perpetual nature of film. We also love receiving new expressions of these forms from all over the world from artists like you. Students, emerging artists, seasoned professionals, even those who would not consider themselves “artists,” but have great ideas, find room on our screens to share their craft.

While ADF’s Movies By Movers is by all accounts, a dance film festival, our definition of dance is broad and includes whatever you consider to be dance. Modern dance, ballet, jazz, cirque, parkour, skating, sports. We love it all. We screen it all! We also love all genres of filmmaking – experimental and digital technologies, documentary, choreography for the camera, narrative, and animation. We invite you to keep us on our toes – literally – and help us keep pushing boundaries and redefining definitions.

For more information about ADF’s Movies by Movers, check out the ADF website:

To submit your project, check out our page on Filmfreeway:

Cost: 15-45 USD

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