CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:
The International Video Dance Festival of Burgundy (France) will celebrate its fifth season in April 2013! The festival is a platform for short dance films (screendance, dance for camera) that explores the dynamic possibilities of movement created specifically for the camera/screen. In addition to its regular call for dance films, the festival has several special project opportunities included below.
THREE WAYS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2013 FESTIVAL:
Video dance submissions of any style less than 15 minutes in length will be considered for the festival program. Documentaries and live performance recordings are not eligible. Send a link to view your film on an online platform (Vimeo & YouTube are strongly advised). If you prefer, you may create a private or password protected link for festival curators only. Please e-mail the project’s online link (and password, if applicable), your name, all credits (director, choreographer, etc.), a one paragraph description of the film, in addition to the project’s year of completion, length, and country of production. Send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please be sure to include all the information requested. Deadline to submit is February 28, 2013.
Body Cinema, the company that curates and produces the festival, invites you to collaborate on its latest project, a video collage honoring Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring), a pivotal ballet and musical composition that celebrates its first centenary this year. Participation is open to all. Artists will each be assigned a different two-three minute extract of Stravinsky’s score (e-mailed to them as a digital music file) and asked to create a video dance to their portion of the music. Interpretation of the composition/themes/movement, etc. is entirely open. The goal is to celebrate the centenary of this monumental force in early modern music and dance through the medium of screendance. Despite the many versions of live stage productions, Le Sacre du Printemps has rarely been examined from a dance media perspective. Participants’ videos will be joined together to create a collage project that will premiere during the festival (Cinema Le Morvan and the National Theatre). If project participation is high, multiple versions of the collage may be created for exhibition and screening during the festival. The project is an initiative of Body Cinema/International Video Dance Festival of Burgundy in partnership with the Vienna Symphonic Library of Austria (the institution providing the music), among others. To learn more and/or sign up for the project please e-mail: email@example.com by February 1. As soon as your e-mail is received, you will be sent a musical file within 48 hours that will allow you to begin working on your video as soon as you’d like. Final videos must be completed by February 28, 2013.
The festival is seeking dance films of any length inspired by and/or linked to graphic novels, manga, and/or comic books for a special exhibition at La Médiathèque of Le Creusot during the festival week. To submit: please e-mail us a link where we can see the film. In your message, include your name, all credits (director, choreographer, etc.), a one paragraph description of the film and how it is linked to the theme of the exhibition; in addition to the project’s year of completion, length, and country of production. Send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please be sure to include all the information requested. Deadline to submit is February 28, 2013.
Please take the time to read our rules and regulations before submitting your films:
–please DO NOT send additional materials with your submission such as press and other presentation materials. We are proud of our “blind jury”, a curatorial staff that chooses projects based on their quality, not reputation. Let the work speak for itself.
–all submissions must be screendance projects (no live performance recordings or documentaries).
–copyright is the responsibility of the submitting artist (concerning use of music and other production elements).
–all films submitted (unless otherwise noted for a special program) must be under 15 minutes in duration, including credits
–artists may submit up to three different projects for consideration.
–if selected, artists agree to submit a high quality version of their project and digital photos to be used for non-profit promotion, screenings, and future touring programs of the festival.
All artists who submit will be sent an e-mail to confirm that their submission has been received. Please do not e-mail us for confirmation unless you have not heard from us in one week’s time.
All artists will be contacted by e-mail the first week of March to inform them of the festival’s 2013 program.
If you have an additional question, please first make sure that it is not already answered in the information provided above. Our administrative team is small and our time is precious, therefore, we are unable to guarantee a response to questions already answered in our guidelines. Thank you for your understanding.We look forward to receiving your work!