Bucharest International Dance Film Festival (Romania) > Open call for shorts and scripts in development

Bucharest International Dance Film Festival invites film directors, choreographers, visual artists, animators and musicians to submit their short films and/or feature film scripts in development to the fifth edition of the festival. 

BIDFF is becoming bigger and more diverse. Besides our regular international and national competition dedicated to short dance films, this year we have opened a new competitional category for musicals. Moreover, we highly encourage you to apply if you have a movement themed animation or if you have a film that is centered on the concept of embodiment.  The competition is dedicated only to short films and the board will take into considerations fiction, documentary and musical films, that either use movement to explore an idea, either speak about issues related to the body and the world of dance. 

Starting with this edition, the events dedicated to professionals are part of E X P A N D. The E X P A N D industry platform includes the Script Development Lab, looking for creators that have scripts for feature or medium-length films in the first phase of development. 

BIDFF awards excellence, novelty and courage in filmmaking, with a prize pool of 3000 euro


  • cash awards for Best International Film (1000 euro), Best Romanian Film (500 euro) and Best Musical (500 euro);

  • subsidies for accommodation and partial travel subsidies for all selected artists living outside of Bucharest

Deadline: 21 July 2019

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