DANCE AND MEDIA JAPAN International Dance Film Festival


01 Mar 2021
Call for entries

30 Jun 2021
Festival closed

30 Aug 2021
Notification date

01 Oct 2021
31 Oct 2021


-,  -, Tokyo, -, Japan

Festival description
Short film festival
Feature film festival

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Feature Films 
 Any language
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Festival start: 01 October 2021      Festival end: 31 October 2021


International Dance Film Festival 2021

The festival would accept entries for films featuring dance.

Entry starting: 1st March 2021.
Deadline: 30th June 2021.
Online Screening: Planned in October 2021.

Screening Event
ONLINE screening in October 2021.
OFFLINE screening in theaters is under consideration depending on the situation of COVID-19 in Japan.

Entry to the festival is open for all, regardless of profession, nationality, or age.

Entry Regulations
・Films must be uploaded on VIMEO or YOUTUBE to enter.
・There is NO ENTRY-FEE required.
・There are NO PAYMENT OF ROYALTY for the screening.
・We only accept dance films or dance videos. We DO NOT accept video documentation of stage performances or promotion materials.
・All rights in the film including the visual images, music, cast and other elements must be cleared for the screening.
・International dance film Festival is not a competition.
・An individual may enter multiple dance films.
・Films selected as the "International Dance Film Festival 2021 Selection" are planned to be screened in several online and offline events in Japan throughout 2021-2022.

About Selection
・Only selected works will be screened at the festival.
・The films will be judged and selected by Naoto Iina, director and producer of Dance and Media Japan.
・Films judged and selected as part of the "International Dance Film Festival 2021 Selection" are to be screened around Japan.

About Judge
Naoto IINA
Iina is the producer and director of "International Dance Film Festival". He has founded Dance and Media Japan to create a fusion between performing arts and digital media. Iina is also the Editor-in-chief of the online Butoh program "Re-Butoooh" (published by NPO Dance Archive Network). He currently teaches at Tokyo Zokei University as Associate Professor and is also a Lecturer at Za Koenji Theatre Creation Academy.

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How to Apply:
Please mail us the information below.
1. URL and PASSWORD of the film. (Film must be uploaded on VIMEO or YOUTUBE)
2. Country and City
3. Released date
4. Name of applicant
5. e-mail address
6. Short description and profile. English is preferred though any language is accepted.
Contact Information:

Address for Entry and Inquiries
International Dance Film Festival Office



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