Open Call for Submissions – Category is…Screendance!
Within our category Portrait In Motion, we welcome portrait films in a specific form – that of the intersection of cinema and dance, the exciting art and practice known as screendance.

Where: Bulgaria

When: 17-27 November

Deadline for applications: 17 September 2021

IPFF is on the path towards its second edition in 2021. Once again, we will celebrate short portrait cinema, independent filmmaking and art which explores, educates and transforms.

The portrait is the focus of the films that will be screened at IPFF. We are looking for portrait films that have already been completed, as well as such that will be created with the concrete idea of ‘portrait’. Of a person. A group of people. An object. Something invisible, but substantial. Of the self. Or of something else.

We have included a special screendance category as we firmly believe in the potential of the symbiosis between film and dance. And in the value of screendance as an academic field, practice, language and art form.

We welcome a wide spectre of films and filmmakers: students, professionals, from low budget to big-scale productions, alternative and independent films by individuals and by collectives or institutions.

How to apply: Apply through FilmFreeway: We look forward to your portrait screendance creations!

Costs for participants: 13-15 USD

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