2024 Portland Dance Film Fest

Deadline April 28, 2024

2024 Portland Dance Film Fest! 🎉🎉🎉

Portland Dance Film Fest (PDFF) invites dance filmmakers to submit their minis, shorts, long, & mini-documentary dance films for PDFF’s eighth annual dance film festival. PDFF is a multi-day festival showcasing curated dance film submissions from around the world. We are looking for originality, innovative cinematography, unique choreography, and a demonstration of dance and film in a synergistic relationship.

Some questions we are asking as we judge dance films are:
– Is the choreography made with the camera in mind?
– Does the camera have choreography?
– Does the camera contribute to the success of the dance OR would this be more successful as a live performance?

In general, we are not looking for dance documentation or the capturing of dance works as live stage performances. We are open to animation, experimental films, narrative, non-narrative and will only accept films with the story and concept told primarily through movement. If you have questions about your submission please contact us!

All selected films will receive an official laurel. Attending Filmmakers will receive two complimentary festival tickets. Award winning films will receive a $100 prize.

🏆 Jury Award** – Highest rated film by judges ($100)
🏆 Best Mini – Highest rated Mini by judges ($100)
🏆 Best Short – Highest rated Short by judges ($100)
🏆 Best Long – Highest rated Long by judges ($100)

**Jury award will replace either the mini, short, or long award if it falls into that category.

🏆 Audience Award Picks 1 ($100)
🏆 Audience Award Picks 2 ($100)
🏆 Audience Award Picks 3 ($100)

Additional awards (Best Choreography, Best Cinematography, Best Director, etc.,) may be created for the films that the judges feel exceed in that category! 🏆 $100 prize will also be offered to those winners.

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Portland, Oregon

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