3rd Annual

LA Dance Film Festival

January 24, 2019 to January 24, 2019

 
Category

Non-fiction

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
August 31, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Regular Deadline
September 28, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Late Deadline
October 19, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00
WAB Extended Deadline
October 20, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 95.00 90.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately December 3, 2018

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 30 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2015

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
Media Files
  Other - Digital

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
Media Files
  DCP

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Special Jury Award
Non-fiction Jury Prize

Category Rules

GENERAL GUIDELINES

The shorter your film is, the easier it is to program. We accept films up to 30 minutes of running time but keep it mind that our festival is only one evening. The longer the film, the higher the expected cinematic quality.

As outlined below in our Rules and Terms, we look for narrative elements in a dance film. Our Programming Team is looking for clear narrative or theme, filmic quality and dance quality. Every film is screened by at least three members of our Programming Team to ensure thorough review.

Please consider cutting your credits to be as short as possible. Credits count as part of the running in time and in general should be one screen or less than 10% of your film's total running time

If your film is selected, we may request film stills and/or production photos, along with photo credits, for use in promoting the LA Dance Film Festival.



RULES AND TERMS

All fictional or non-fictional, dance-based films under 30 minutes will be considered.

Please read the entire agreement and ensure that you have the rights to submit the film.

When submitting your film, PLEASE INCLUDE CREDITS IN YOUR ENTRY (written out in Film Freeway or WithoutaBox) for Director and Choreographer. We want to ensure proper credit is given to the artists involved in your project.

For the purposes of the LA Dance Film Festival, we define a dance film as a film that incorporates dance as a core narrative component. Recordings of live performance are not eligible. If your film is less than 50% dance or choreographic movement, it may not qualify as a dance film. A simple test is to mentally remove the dance part of the film and see if the story still holds up. If your filmic story cannot work without the dance piece, it qualifies as a dance film.

Films must have been completed later than Jan 1, 2015.