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Mobile Dance Film Festival

Smartphones. Sensational Dance.

If mobile devices free up more filmmakers in this way, the next mobile dance film festival could be something to see.”

The New York Times

The smartphone has enabled artists to escape dance’s time/space conundrum to unleash their creativity in surprising ways. The motto of the festival could be ‘have smartphone, will dance’ as artists break free from the four walls of the studio and theater.”

Dance Enthusiast

Submission Requirements Overview

  • Films / Trailers must be shot entirely on a mobile device: smartphones or tablets. Films shot with limited use (up to 40% of entire film) of drone and go-pro footage will also be accepted.
  • Films must be no shorter than 1 minute and no longer than 90 minutes.
  • Trailers must be no longer than 1 minute.
  • Films must be submitted with links that are downloadable (Vimeo, Google Drive, WeTransfer, Dropbox, etc).
  • Films must be recorded and edited with no less than 720HD format. 1080HD or above recommended.
  • Maximum of 3 submissions per filmmaker.
  • If under 18, please submit through the proper link below with parent / legal guardian.
  • If applying with AR or VR submission, please see proper link below.
  • Submitting a film does not guarantee inclusion to the festival.
  • Have read and agreed to all Official Rules and Terms and Conditions.

Key Dates

Application/Submission Opening
Wed, Jan 1, 2020

Application/Submission Closing
Sun, May 31, 2020

Acceptance Notification
Tue, Jun 30, 2020

Film Screenings
Sat, Jul 25, 2020

While it remains free to submit your films to this festival, if you are able to contribute, 92Y greatly appreciates your support. Your generous gift will help sustain our beloved institution and especially the virtual programming that brings comfort and inspiration to our community when they need it most.

Together, we will get through this. Thank you.

I would like to support 92Y with a donation of:
If under 18, apply here.
AR and VR Submissions, apply here.

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The Mobile Dance Film Festival receives major support from The Reed Adkins Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation.


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Please note that all 92Y regularly scheduled in-person programs are suspended.