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From the moment the words “motion” and “pictures” were first paired, dance and film were destined for one another. Now, as mobile technology empowers a new generation of filmmakers, comes the first dance film festival featuring works shot entirely on mobile devices.

The first ever 92Y Mobile Dance Film Festival explores the magic that happens at the intersection of choreography, camerawork and editing — revealing new dimensions in movement and offering intimate access and up-close perspectives on the physical and spatial dynamics of dance. It’s dance and film — like you’ve never experienced before.

Join us as we discover dance’s next take!

Ten films, selected by an international jury of dance filmmakers, will be screened on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at 92Y Harkness Dance Center.

In addition to the full length films, applicants must submit a film trailer (up to 1 minute).

Submission Requirements

  • Films and 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 via links to Vimeo or Google Drive, where videos must downloadable.
  • Films and trailers must be recorded and edited with no less than 720HD format. 1080HD recommended.
  • Submitting a film does not guarantee inclusion to the festival.
  • Entrants must read and confirm the Official Rules and Terms and Conditions.

Key Dates

Application/Submission Opening
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Application/Submission Closing
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Acceptance Notification
Thursday, June 28, 2018

Film Screenings
Saturday, July 28, 2018

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