Open call Pool 18 film festival in Berlin


POOL is a competition and festival for films that draw their strength from the movement and the techniques of dance.

Where: DOCK11, Kastanienallee 79, 10435 Berlin, Germany
When: 12th- 15th of September 2018

Deadline for applications: 2nd July 2018


12th edition of POOL will present a selection of fascinating dance film productions from all over the world, which makes the event a meeting place for creative people involved in the fields of dance, film, fashion and advertisement. POOL focuses on the intense interplay between dance and the techniques of film, exploring the possibilites and boundaries of the art form.


The POOL 18 jury will create a film programme from all submissions and select the winner films, the PEARLS 18. PEARLS are the equal winners of POOL – INTERNATIONALES TanzFilmFestival BERLIN and will be honored with a price.

Selected films will be screened on

If you have any further questions you can contact us at all times.

How to apply

All dancers, choreographers, filmmakers and artists are invited to apply with dance short films and dance animations. 
Films should not be longer than 30 minutes and also not a pure documentation of a dance piece.

Applications can be submitted online.

Contact details:
Sarah Möller, Katja Karouaschan, Wibke Janssen
Phone: ++49 (0)30 4481222
Kastanienallee 79
10435 Berlin