Open call for short FILMS  BIDFF – Bucharest International Dance Film Festival


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!

Where: Bucharest, Romania
When: 3 – 6 September

Deadline for applications: Early bird – May 31st, Regular – June 14th, Late – July 5th

BIDFF – Bucharest International Dance Film Festival looks towards the future and tries to envision it. This year we use utopian|dystopian impulses as an instrument for reflection and dance films as a medium.

Within a surprising and meaningful coincidence, as we are all confronting the global pandemic, utopia|dystopia is the theme of the BIDFF in 2020. This fragile balance could generate creative or critical strategies to present or to contemplate the world and the future, as they are or as they will become. The BIDFF curatorial approach goes towards trying to decipher, shape, transform, or revolutionize these concepts.

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.

Besides our regular international and national competition dedicated to short dance films, we keep the new competitional category for musicals, introduced last year. We also highly encourage you to apply if you have a movement themed animation or if you have a short fiction film or experimental short, centered on the concept of utopia and dystopia.

BIDFF awards excellence, novelty, and courage in filmmaking, with a prize pool of 2000 euros.

How to apply:

Costs for participants:
Early bird Standard: $8 Student: $6 Gold Members: $7
Regular Standard: $10 Student: $8 Gold Members: $9
Late Standard: $15 Student: $12 Gold Members: $13

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