EXTENDED DEADLINE: July 23rd  

    Bucharest International Dance Film Festival invites filmmakers, dance artists, animators, visual artists and digital art makers to submit their works for the International and Romanian Short Film Competitions of the festival. The final deadline for submissions is Friday, July 23rd!

    Through the (un)safe zones theme, the eighth edition of BIDFF (September 8-11, 2022) invites artists and audiences alike to witness art redefining its shapes in a world in crisis. The artistic formats undergo mandatory mutations: the film leaves the cinema, the dance leaves the stage, the stage becomes a space open to debates, and the reality is radically transformed by imaginative artistic manifestations. 

    BIDFF #8 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 accede to? What topics will gain relevance as we are forced to be more aware of national, bodily, and inner boundaries? 


    ► We are looking for short dance films that were produced in the last two yearsdo not exceed 20 minutes in length and have a minimum quality of Full HD (1080p).

    ► The films must be submitted through FilmFreeway - https://filmfreeway.com/bidff2022 . Before submitting, please check the fee related to your category.

    ► The final deadline for submissions is July 23rd . All applicants will be informed about the outcome of their application by August 1.

    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. We also highly encourage you to apply if you have a short film that explores the power of art to change societies, questioning issues related to the ethics of collaboration, communication, and co-existence.

    BIDFF celebrates excellence, novelty and courage in filmmaking by offering money awards for the Best International Film and Best Romanian Film.

    You can read more about the submission process here, on our website (https://www.bidff.ro/open-call-2022 ).