Some Dance Screen Fest is a tri-annual dance film event, presented by P.L.A.C.E. Performance, which features local and regional short video works (under 12 minutes) in various dance styles. This October 2021, there will be an in-person screening of featured works followed by an artist talk and online stream of the event. 

P.L.A.C.E. Performance is an all volunteer organization made up of local artists. We honor our commitment to local dancers and choreographers through performance programming and free monthly classes through ‘Leaving Fear at the Door’. We are dedicated to providing performance opportunities for local, emerging choreographers and dancers utilizing non-traditional spaces with the intention of strengthening community bonds through the shared experience of dance and performance art.

Some Dance Screen Fest October 2021 is made possible by an IE Arts Project award through Riverside Arts Council, Arts Connection and Arts for IE. Funding has been provided by the Inland Empire Community Foundation.

Some Dance Screen Fest

Call for Submissions, deadline August 20th 2021 8pm

P.L.A.C.E. Performance is accepting submissions of dance film/videos 8-12 min in length for Some Dance Screen Fest.

Awards + Prizes

Each artist will receive an honorarium of $200 if selected for Some Dance Screen Fest October 2021.

Rules + Terms

For the curated open call program, Some Dance Screen Fest accepts short dance film submissions by local (Inland Empire) artists as well as one out of town artist (Southern California based). The submitted works should be between 8-12 minutes in length.

All submissions must be dance centered and adhere to the genres of Dance Film, Dance for Camera, Dance Video or Screen Dance.

Some Dance does not accept documentation of live performance, dance documentaries or films that have been presented at the virtual Between the Tables events. Music videos may be considered if the work is dance centered.

By submitting your work you acknowledge you own all intellectual property rights and permissions for the entire work (this includes music). 

Applicants may submit multiple works to Some Dance but must apply separately.

If you are applying for the Some Dance Mentorship Program you may NOT apply for Some Dance Film Fest as well. Applicants may only apply to the Fest OR the Mentorship Program.

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