Screendance Festivals

Click here for the international screendance calendar.

I maintain a Facebook Page and Twitter account through which I share information about screendance and dance film festivals and events.
The reason for using these accounts is that I got frustrated with the attempt to keep track of the many international festivals that exist. Some have been around for over 20 years, others rise up for one event and then disappear again. The timeline feed on FB and Twitter is a much easier way to keep track of what is happening right now.

However, here is an (incomplete) run-down of festivals presenting mainly or exclusively dance film / screendance. Its regular home is on this page on Facebook, and is always added to by others in the field who flag when a new festival appears, or one closes.

This list was last updated in January 2021.

The Videodance Studies blog maintains a list of festivals here:

60secondsdance, DK / FI / NO / SE
ADF Movies by Movers, US
Agite Y Sirva · Festival Itinerante de Videodanza, MX
Associazione Cro.Me, IT
Athens Video Dance Project, GR
Bestias Danzantes Festival de Cine de Danza, CL
Body and Lens Festival, IN
Bodyscope, RU
Bolivia Videodanza, BO
Bucharest International Dance Film Festival, RO
Cascadia Dance & Cinema Festival
Chakshu, IN
Choreographic Captures, DE
Choreoscope, ES
Ciné-Corps, FR
Cinedans, NL
Cinematheque de la Danse, FR
Contact Dance International Film Festival, US
COORPI / La danza in 1 minuto, IT
[Coreografo Elettronico, IT – 1990-2018]
Crear En Libertad, PY
C Screen – Mes del Cine de Danza, ES
Dança Em Foco BR
Dance and Media Japan, JP
Dance Bridges Festival Kolkata, IN
Dance Camera West, US
Dance Camera Atlanta, US
Dance Films Association / Dance for Camera, US
[Dance Film Day, UK – 2005]
[Dance on Screen, UK – 1995-2006]
Dance on Screen Alabama, US
Dance on Screen, AT
Dance on Screen, CH
Dances With Camera at ShortWaves Festival, PL
Dancinema, US
Dans Kamera Istanbul, TR
DanzaTTack Festival Internacional de Cine Danza, ES
Deutsches Tanzfilminstitut, DE
Dvdanza Habana, CU
Ekue, PY
Espoo Digi-Dance International, FI
Experimental Film, Dance and Music Festival, CA
Festival Internacional de Videodanza de Chile FIVC, CL
Festival de Videodanza de Palma, ES
Fifth Wall Fest, PH
Fiver International Screendance Movement, ES
Fivu Uruguay, UY
Flatlands Dance Film Festival, US
[FRAME Film Festival, UK – dormant?]
Greensboro Dance Film Festival, US
Idaho Screendance Festival, US
[IDILL, BE – ceased]
Imagen En Movimiento, CO
International Festival of Video Dance Burgundy, FR
International Screendance Festival Freiburg, DE
Jacksonville Dance Film Festival, US
Joint Adventures, DE
Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival, CN
Kinetoscope: International Screendance Film Festival, US
LA Dance Film Festival
L’arte difficile de filmer la danse, BE
Leeds Int’l Film Festival Screendance Competition, UK
Light Moves, IE
Loikka, FI – currently dormant
MIVA Festival Internacional Videodanza Ecuador, EC
MarDelDance Dance on Film Festival, US
Movimiento en Movimiento, online/MX
Multiplié Dance Film, NO
Numeridanse, FR
Oklahoma Dance Film Festival, US
Opine Dance Film Festival, US
The Outlet Dance Project’s Dance on Film Festival, US
Plat Artístic – CScreen Festival, ES
Pool, DE
Reeling: Dance on Screen, CA
Rethink Dance Film Festival, US
Phoenix Dance Film Festival, US
RIFF (R.E.D International Film Festival), NO
ROLLOUT Dance Film Festival, MO
San Francisco Dance Film Festival, US
San Souci Dance Film Festival, US
Screendance Africa, ZA
Screendance Festival Stockholm, SE
ScreenDance Miami Festival, US
Screen.Dance Scotland, UK
Screenmotion, UK
Seoul Dancefilm Festival, KR
SinemaDans Ankara, TR
STELA DesArts//DesCinés, FR
Stories We Dance / Augenblick, IT
Surreal – Iberoamerican Videodance Festival, DE
Szerpentin Dance Film Festival, HU
Tanzrauschen, DE
Tees Dance Film Festival, UK
Thessaloniki Cinedance International, GR
The Third Coast Dance Film Festival, US
TinyDanceFilmFestival, US
Trans(m)it, UK
Utah Dance Film Festival, US
Verve Dance Film Festival, US
Videodanza BA, AR
Videodanza Ecuador, EC
Videoskin, IN/CA
voarte / InShadow, PT
WildDogs International Screendance Festival, CA
Zinetica Festival, ES

A quick Google should get you to the festivals’ websites.
And yes, this list will be out of date in about 5 minutes. I recommend subscribing to the calendar and to my Facebook and Twitter feeds for a more current picture.