Festival Corona Virus update

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 situation regularly.

Screen.Dance at Summerhall, Edinburgh

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.

Present your work or submit your films on FilmFreeway for Screen.Dance -Scotland’s Festival of Dance on Screen, 19 -20th June 2020

One Minute Screendance Scottish Commissions announced.

The selection panel have decided to sward the commissions to three projects. There were 28 submissions and 8 shortlisted. The final 3 commissioned projects was a near unanimous decision by the panel based on the project teams’ submissions and strengths in matching a range of criteria. We are so excited to see the final productions!

Deer Oh – Natali Mcleary and Siri Rodnes

Floor Falls – Jennifer Paterson and Abby Warrilow and Lewis Gourlay

High Winds – Corinne Jola and Pernille Spence and Zoe Irvine

One minute screendance stage 2

We have now shortlisted he projects for stage two of the one minute screendance commissions. Looking forward to working with the teams to create fabulous proposals to take to production.

Advice Surgeries for One Minute Screendance Commissions

We have set up consultation sessions with project director Simon Fildes for those wishing to apply for the One Minute Screendance Commissions.

For Skype only sessions book a slot here: 2nd September 2019 Skype appointments only

For face to face sessions in Perth at Perth Theatre book a slot here: 3rd September 2019 Perth appointments only.

For face to face sessions in Glasgow at The Workroom Tramway book a slot here: 4th September 2019 Glasgow appointments only.

You can book up to two slots consecutively at the same venue or different locations at different times.

Selection panel announced for 1 minute commissions.

Three talented and experienced professionals have been selected to form the one minute screendance commission panel that will be chaired by Director/Producer Simon Fildes.

Andy Wood
Andy Wood

Andy Wood is a videographer who makes dance-films, public projections and documentaries. His work has been screened at international film festivals, in galleries, shopping malls and prisons, on public buildings and television.
Andy trained as a fine artist, was an established musician and producer for many years and currently runs an independent media company who deliver creative and documentary video projects for the arts. He has curated dance film screenings of international artists work and facilitated screendance workshops, both in the UK and abroad.
He is currently a programmer for Leeds International Film Festival and runs the screendance competition for Short Film City. He teaches screendance and experimental film at Northern Film School, Leeds Beckett University.
Gitta Wigro
Gitta Wigro

Gitta Wigro is a freelance dance film programmer based in London, UK. She is a programmer for the Screendance Competition at Leeds International Film Festival. She has worked as guest programmer, speaker and jury member for, among others, Dance Umbrella (UK), Festival Quartiers Danses (CA), Big Dance Shorts (UK), BFI FLARE (UK), and Light Moves (Ireland).
She leads one of the core modules of the MA Screendance at London Contemporary Dance School at The Place, London.
She is also co-director of Independent Dance, an artist-led organisation providing a responsive, stimulating space for artists in their ongoing development as professionals.
Heike Salzer
Heike Salzer

Heike Salzer is a German dance artist fluidly operating in performance, choreography, screendance and teaching/research. Under the name of Salts she collaborates with international artists and her work has been invited to numerous festivals. In 2014, together with Ana Baer (US/MX) Heike founded WECreate Productions producing collaboratively site-specific screendances, multi-media performances, and installations.

Heike is the secretary of the Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema (US) and co-directed Tees Dance Film Fest (UK) in 2015/16 including tours to Mexico and the United States.
Heike has been teaching in vocational and Higher Education for almost 20 years, in the Netherlands, Iceland and the United Kingdom. She is a Senior Lecturer in Dance Professional Practice at the University of Roehampton..