Start: May 4, 2020
12:00 am
End: July 5, 2020
11:59 pm

Event Venue

Pikisaarentie 8 A, 90100 Oulu, Finland

Bucharest International Dance Film Festival, the only cinema event in Romania dedicated to dance films, launched the open call for short dance films, musicals, and animated movies! By a surprising and meaningful coincidence, as we are all confronting the global pandemic, utopia | dystopia is the theme of the BIDFF in 2020. This year we use utopian |dystopian impulses as an instrument for reflection and dance films as a medium.
We invite film directors, choreographers, visual artists, animators, and musicians to submit their short films to the sixth edition of the festival, that will take place in Bucharest, between September 3 – 6. We also highly encourage filmmakers and other artists to apply if they have a movement themed animation or a short film revolving around the concept of utopia and dystopia. BIDFF has a regular international and national competition dedicated to short dance films, while also holding the new competitional category for musicals, introduced last year. The festival awards excellence, novelty, and courage in filmmaking, with a prize pool of 3000 euros.

Short Film Competition
Deadlines: Early bird – May 31st, Regular – June 14, Late – July 5
We are looking for:
Short films of maximum 20 minutes, produced in the last 2 years, in the genres of dance film (fiction, animation, experimental, documentary);
Short musicals of maximum 20 minutes, produced in the last 2 years;
With a minimum quality of Full HD (1920 x 1080).
We are not looking for: Music videos, trailers or recordings of performances, films already submitted in the previous years to BIDFF, 1-minute films, commercials.

We offer:
Cash awards for Best International Film, Best Romanian Film and Best Musical;

All applicants will be informed about the outcome of their submission by August 1st, 2020;
Each director may submit a maximum of 2 films in the competition;
You can submit your film using the Film Freeway Platform;
Please check all the fees for submitting your film, according to each deadline before making the application.


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