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15 Jul 2022

Bucharest International Dance Film Festival 2022 call

Bucharest International Dance Film Festival open call

The Bucharest International Dance Film Festival (BIDFF) 2022 is calling for applications from filmmakers, dance artists, animators, visual artists and digital art makers for the International and Romanian Short Film Competitions of BIDFF. With the theme (Un)Safe Zones, this 8th edition will be held from 8 to 11 September 2022

Theis edition invites artists and audiences to witness art redefining its shapes in a world in crisis. The festival questions the future’s safety in the face of current events and wonders what forms of art we are heading towards. What molds will movies adhere to? What topics will gain relevance as we are forced to be more aware of national, bodily, and inner boundaries?

What the festival is looking for:

  • Short dance films of a maximum of 20 minutes, produced in the last two years
  • Short dance films in the genres of dance film, screendance, dance for camera, musical, animation, fiction or documentary about the body or the world of dance, experimental shorts conceptually oriented around the idea of movement
  • Short dance films with a minimum quality of Full HD (1920 x 1080)
  • Each director can submit a maximum of two films

The competition is divided into International and Romanian submissions and the board will take into consideration fiction, documentary and animation films that either use movement to explore an idea or speak about issues related to the body and the world of dance and performance


BIDFF awards excellence, novelty and courage in filmmaking with a prize pool of 1,500 EUR for the following categories:

  • Best International Film
  • Best Romanian Film 

Application guidelines 

Deadlines: 24 June 2022 (regular) / 15 July 2022 (late)