Welcome to Screen.dance, the website for Scotland’s Festival of Dance on Screen. You will find information about past and future events, and news about commissions, screening events, and useful resources.
Screen.dance will take place at Summerhall Edinburgh on 19th and 20th June as planned. Submissions are open and films will be selected for screenings. If there is any change to this plan due to the venue being closed then we will rearrange the festival for a later date when circumstances allow. We are monitoring the …
Screen.Dance is running a two day festival event this year at the Summerhall Arts complex in Edinburgh. With free artist presentation sessions during the day and four curated UK and international programmes of film screenings. Summerhall is a great place to run this programme and Edinburgh is a lovely place to visit at mid summer. …
Announcing an exciting new home for Screen.Dance very soon. Submit your dance films at filmfreeway.com/ScreenDance . Deadline 14th March for early bird rate. Check back here soon.
Screen.dance Festival 2019
Screen.dance – Scotland’s Festival of Dance on Screen is a programme of events and awards in Scotland, UK, dedicated to celebrating the art and creativity of imaginative dance on screen. Screen.dance – Scotland’s Festival of Dance on Screen sits within the Perth Dance Festival programme with public screenings, a seminar of presentations and live events. The 2019 Festival was a huge success and we look forward to announcing new festival dates for 2020 very soon.
You can see the past screening programmes selecting from the menus and see the award winning films at Horscross Perth Concert Hall.
One Minute Screendance commissions
Call for proposals – Deadline 27th September 2019
We are announcing a new funded commission enabling the creation of 3 x 1 minute Screendance works with 3 Scottish-based choreographers, developing new interdisciplinary collaborations with film-makers.
The aim is to increase the presence of Screendance from Scotland in international dance film festivals through professional mentoring and distribution support. The project aims to increase confidence in artists to explore this genre and get their work on to the international stage through the creation of a supportive professional development programme.
The budgets for the commissions will be £5000 each with additional in kind support provided as needed or available. Creative Scotland are the primary funders of the commissions with additional support offered from Work Room Glasgow, Perth Horsecross, Eden Court Inverness, City Moves Aberdeen, Go/At Media and Screen.Dance
The selections will be based on the clarity of understanding of the nature of the brief to make a one minute work that is a hybrid of the disciplines that make screendance a unique proposition. The ability to achieve the work within the budget limits will be assessed along with technical demands of the work and its likelihood of being successful. The project teams will be looked at to assess the longer term professional development trajectory of the artists involved and the impact it could have on their ambitions.
Accessibility and diversity will be assessed in the open call and applications from under represented groups are encouraged.
Screen.Dance was originally started in 2016 by Simon Fildes and Peter Royston as “Perth Screen Dance” a screening programme connected to Perth Dance Festival, Scotland. With the renovation of Perth Theatre in 2018 the festival was able to grow and become an event that encompassed artist talks and installations. The festival’s relationship to Threshold Artspace moving image collection at Horsecross has been a key component of the event. Screendance is one of the major parts of the collection curated by Iliyana Nedkova. It is unique in the UK and rare in museum galleries internationally.
The festival is now moving to new venues aiming to continue supporting artist development in Scotland and internationally.
Screendance is an expanding hybrid genre of artist’s moving image and the festival defines the form as being created by combining the choreographic intention and compositional form of dance, with the language of cinema.
The festival looks for short works that conforms the definition above and will fit in one of three categories –
1. UK work
2. International work
3. Student work
– these go forward to be judged in competition. The festival accepts short film submissions of no longer than 15 minutes made in the last 5 years. The works should conform to the genre of screendance also known as videodance or dance film. The festival does not accept documentation of live performance or dance documentary. Music videos maybe considered if the balance between dance and music is even.
Screen.dance is supported by Creative Scotland, The Work Room and artists worldwide.