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Film Festival

The Outlet Dance Project's Dance on Film Festival features a variety of short films directed and/or choreographed by artists who identify or have identified as women. This year, the evening-length event will be held on October 3rd, 2019 at 7pm. The Thursday evening screening will be followed by a brief Q & A with the filmmakers and choreographers (attendance is not required.) At least two films will be selected to also be screened throughout the day during the weekend of October 5-6th (the live performance portion of the festival).

We seek short dance-films that not only show excellence in this genre, but also, have connections to site-specificity, architecture, and/or sculpture as well. The festival is open to filmmakers and choreographers everywhere who identify or have identified as women. 

Submissions for this year are due no later than 11.59pm, August 25th, 2019. Proposed films should not exceed 15 minutes. ​If your film is selected, you must provide a downloadable high-resolution file (1080p) for the final line up upon selection.


You may submit up to two film proposals per application fee. If you are submitting two films with your application, if you are using FilmFreeway to submit, please include a link to the second film within the body of your application (if you have trouble submitting your 2nd film, please email us the link to your 2nd film).

Whether or not your film is selected, you will be entitled to a complementary ticket for the Thursday evening event as part of your application fee.

Priority consideration will be given to completed films (vs. works in progress). Entrant must be the sole person responsible to make the decision to enter this film and guarantee that such exhibition will not violate any rights (including copyright, trademark, musical or contract right) of any person or entity. Entrant confirms required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival and to use all music, images, and content in the entry.


All rights and permissions for any materials contained within the said entry have been granted and filmmaker holds harmless The Outlet Dance Project Festival from any or all disputes or claims that may arise from these rights and permissions granted.

Film applicants will be informed about submission decisions no later than the 4th of September. The Outlet Dance Project proudly accepts entries on FilmFreeway. You may apply via FilmFreeway here or by clicking on the button at the bottom of the page. If you would prefer to apply via email, please see submission guidelines below.

With your submission, please include:

  • Filmmaker's contact information: name, preferred pronouns, address, phone number, website (if available) and email

  • Online link (preferred), or downloadable file of the film you would like us to consider. Please be sure to include a password, if your film is password protected.

  • Description of the film (one paragraph or less).

  • Artist/s biographies (one paragraph or less each).

  • Response to the questions: How did you hear about us? How do you see your work fitting into the festival? If accepted, how do you plan to help promote The Outlet Dance Festival?  Please also mention if you are able to attend the event and if you have any accessibility needs. Not being able to attend will not affect your selection.

  • Please submit your application to, subject line: Films 2019. Your Name.
  • In an effort towards equity and accessibility, there is no application fee through August 2nd. After August 2nd, an application fee of $12 is to be paid to via PayPal (tab below).

    • ​This festival is run by volunteers and with the generous donation of space and publicity from Grounds for Sculpture. This application fee helps defray costs and garners you a complimentary ticket to the festival.
    • ​To pay by check, please inquire for instructions.  

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