Welcome to – the website for Scotland’s festival of dance on screen – where you can find out more about current, past and future festival events, including new commissioning opportunities, workshops and useful resources.

This year, is heading North East for an event taking place from 11th to 13th March 2021 in partnership with Citymoves Dance Agency in Aberdeen, with further support from Festival Quartiers Danses, Montreal. was initially held on site at Threshold arspace from 2016 to 2019 in partnership with Horsecross Arts, Perth. In June 2020, migrated to Edinburgh and streamed live in association with Summerhall, with further support from The Work Room, Glasgow and maPs, Paris.

 supported by film hub scotland


A digital turn and international collaborations for the Festival Quartiers Danses Montreal.

It is with great pleasure that Screen.Dance is collaborating with the FQD to share with you this unique Montreal programming! Visit our website and our platforms between September 11th and 20th to access it. For the duration of the festival, the FQD will present 16 short dance films and world premieres produced by the Montreal …

Screen.Dance Festival 2020

The full programme of the online streaming edition of festival 19-20th June 2020 is now ready! Select the screening programmes from the Festival 2020 drop down menu. The Special Screening Room will open on Friday morning.  Full programme is available by selecting from the Festival 2020 drop down menu. 

All events are free and no pre-registration is required except the Zoom sessions hosted by The Workroom and maPs.

To register to take part in discussions and Q&A sessions on Friday at 4pm BST email and Saturday at 3.30pm BST email

Full at a glance programme is available here to download.

About Screen.Dance

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 in the past. 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.

Artists submit to the festival here Filmfreeway

The festival looks for short works that conforms the definition above and 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. is supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and Lottery funding from the BFI, also by Creative Scotland, The Work Room Glasgow, Goat Media Ltd and artists worldwide.