The Three Simple Guidelines For Your Submission:
- Submit a film between 1-5 minutes in length.
- Submitters must reside in one of the 5 New York City boroughs: Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, or Staten Island.
- Sign up for a student membership with Dance Films Association, good for one year and enjoy all the same benefits as our other membership levels.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I submit a film longer than 5 mins?
Films must be under 5 minutes; they can be as short as 1 minute and as long as 5 minutes.
Can I submit a work in progress? When does my film need to be finished?
Your film must be finished when you submit. The panel will only consider finished films.
Do I need to be a member to submit a film? Does the competition cost money?
You do not need to be a member and it is free to submit your film. If you want to take advantage of DFA’s other events, however, we encourage you to sign up as a student member for $25 here.
Can I submit an older film? A film that wasn’t made in a Capturing Motion NYC workshop?
If you are enrolled at a NYC high school, you can submit any film that you made between grades 9- 12. For instance, you may submit a film that was made in 2014. You do not need to participate in one of our workshops to submit your film.
Do all the films screen at the Dance on Camera Festival? When will my film screen?
Once submissions close, a panel of esteemed dance film industry professionals review the films and select four finalists. Only those four finalists have their films screened at Dance on Camera Festival during a special program featuring Capturing Motion NYC. One of those four films is the winning film and screens on Closing Night at the festival. Exact times of screenings will be announced when the full festival program is announced.