ZED Festival Internazionale Videodanza Open Call for Screen Dance Film Competition and 360° VR Films!

Where: Bologna, Italy

When: September 22-29th, 2021

Deadline for applications: July 7th, 2021

An outpost to investigate the present in view of the future.
An immersive experience in screen dance.
Crossing borders between choreography, cinema, motion, new technologies, creativity and innovative storytelling.

ZED Festival welcomes international screendance and crossmedia works, with a particular attention to virtual reality and augmented reality technologies, triggering connections between dance and new media.
The 2021 edition will expecially foster the role of choreographic composition within screendance productions, through two special dedicated awards: Best Choreography and Best Performer.

ZED Festival aims to become a landmark for screendance in Italy by facilitanting immersive creative processes and programming short films & feature films, 360 ° films, VR / AR performances, talks and workshops.
We invite you to participate and explore new performative places together, nurture individual and collective knowledge and generate explosive synergies.

ZED Festival is realized in the frame of “R.I.Si.Co. Rete Interattiva per Sistemi Coreografici”, with the support of MiC (Ministero della Cultura).

I) SECTIONS
1. Screendance Film Competition
dance films, films related to choreography and movement;
short films between 1 and 25 minutes;
films not older than 3 years;
max. 3 submissions per filmmaker.

2. 360° VR FILM
films related to dance, choreography and movement, specifically meant to be seen on a VR headset;
no duration limits;
films not older than 5 years;
max. 3 submissions per filmmaker.

WARNING: music videos, trailers or recordings of performances, commercials, home-made videos will not be accepted;

II) AWARDS AND JURY
Jury members will be designated by ZED Festival Artistic Direction and will be composed by both dance and cinema representatives. The Jury will assign, among the selected films, two Awards, in cash prizes:
Best Film (1000€)
Best Choreography (750€)
The same jury will assign a special mention to the Best performer.
The Festival’s Audience will assign an Audience Award.
Films awarded with Best Film, Best Choreography and Audience Award will be selected for one screening for Agite y Sirva Festival Itinerante de Videodanza next edition.

III) DEADLINES
Early Bird Deadline: June 17th, 2021
Regular Deadline: July 7th, 2021

How to apply: Complete Rules and Submissions Form at: https://filmfreeway.com/ZEDFestivalInternazionaleVideodanza

Free for participants.

Contact details: zedfestival.info@gmail.com

For further information, please visit www.zedfestival.org

For more dance film OPEN CALLS visit https://dancingopportunities.com/category/screendance/