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Open Call - Bestias Danzantes, Dance Film Festival


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Open Call - Bestias Danzantes, Dance Film Festival
« on: June 13, 2017, 07:36:25 AM »
Bestias Danzantes is a dance Film Festival that seeks to open spaces for diverse and vibrant dance films, in short format, creating an exhibition platform, where all are invited to explore, experience and enjoy.

All filmmakers, audiovisual artists, choreographers, dancers, creatives, artists, professionals and students of these disciplines, are invited to submit their dance films, video dance works, and be part of Bestias Danzantes Dance Film Festival 2017!

Where: Espacio Diana, Santiago, Chile

When: 3rd to 5th of November, 2017

Deadline for applications: 8 July 2017

The winning films, and our Ofiicial Selection films will be part of Bestias Danzantes Dance Film Festival 2017, and our 2017 edition catalogue. The winning films and part of our Official Selection, will circulate and travel in Santiago, Regions and across the globe through our network of national and international partners, among other prizes.

Artistic residence for the filmmaking winning team of “Bestias Danzantes Best Chilean Film” category, at “Checoeslovaquia”, a creation space focused on performing and creative development, in Santiago, Chile; with the aim of experimenting and / or produce a new dance film.

Musical composition for a new dance film production for the filmmaking winning team of “Bestias Danzantes Best International Film” category. The piece will be developed in a joint collaboration between the Chilean musicians “Kinética” and “Ensamble Xatarra” (mix of electronics, classical instruments and voice).

We are super excited and curious to see your dance films!

Welcome to Bestias Danzantes 2017!

Bestias Danzantes Dance Film Festival is an exhibition, circulation and experimentation platform for dance films, and a meeting and exchange spot, promoting collaboration and reflection; while fostering knowledge transfer for dance cinema development and for collective inspiration.

Our Co-presenters and collaborator partners are Loikka Dance Film Festival (Finland), Bucharest International Dance Film Festival (Romania), ScreenDance Festival (Sweden), Pool Internationales TanzFilmFestival (Germany) and San Francisco Dance Film Festival (United States)

Bestias Danzantes is held annually at the end of the world, in Santiago, Chile

How to apply

All dance films, of any style and gender, between 1 minute and 15 minutes (credits included) in length will be considered and welcomed. Dance performance recordings are excluded from this call and for the selection process.

We love mixtures, so, dance films crossing over other disciplines such as music, fashion, design and architecture are welcome too.

We want to be surprised, for boundaries to be exceeded, we want creators to dare to play, to explore, and for new possibilities to open in this genre. We want to feel inspired!

The submissions for Bestias Danzantes Dance film Festival is online via Filmfreeway platform.

Please be aware of our guidelines:


► Participants must be at least 18 years old to apply

► Films must correspond to the genre of dance cinema (dance for the screen, video dance).

► Films must have a completion date of 2015 or later.
► A preview copy of the film (vimeo, youtube or web page) must be included in your submission, to be seen by the jury.
► We ask you to include in your appplication, the credits associated to the entire creative team, including choreographers, dancers and dance company, if applicable. We want to visualize all the crew and work behind your film!

► Dance films containing dialogues, in a language other than Spanish, must include in the preview copy of the film, the respective subtitles in Spanish or English.

► Student filmmakers must include a current, valid student ID or proof of enrollment with your submission (School or University)

►Each filmmaker / applicant can submit a maximum of 2 dance films in the context of this open call.

Direct link for submission process description: Here a shorter link, that we are using for our social media (

Direct link for the application:

There is no application fee.

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