Perth / 13 -14 Nov

Palace Cinema, Raine Square

Building on the success of last year, we have extended this year’s festival to a 2-day event that features 6 curated film screenings that culminate in a red-carpet Gala Screening and Awards Presentation.
The 2021 season includes new award categories; Best Live Capture Dance Film, Best Mobile Device Dance Film, and Best Documentary or Feature Dance Film Award, offering greater recognition to the wonderful filmmakers out there.

Click to view the Full Festival Program


Submissions Open – 31st December 2020

Early Bird Deadline – 30th April 2021

Regular Deadline – 29th August 2021

Extended Deadline – 18th September 2021


Best Student Dance Film Award (18 yrs +)

Best Avant-garde Dance Film Award

Best Mobile Device Dance Film Award

Best Live Capture Dance Film Award

Best Australian Dance Film Award

Best International Dance Film Award

Best Documentary or Feature Dance Film Award


Best of the Fest Dance Film Award

BWP Studios Best Film Production Award

Peoples Choice Award


Early Bird Deadline 

Standard $65 / Students $45 

Regular Deadline 

Standard $75 / Students $55

Extended Deadline

Standard $85 / Students $65



• Free ticket to the screening of your film.

• Industry networking and discovery opportunities.

• Inclusion in our permanent digital archive.

• Official “IDFFA Selection” laurel to help promote your film.

Unfortunately we can’t cover travel or accommodation expenses, but we would be
happy to provide an official letter of invitation for you to seek travel grants.


1) All dance films of any style of 20 min or under for short films and 50 min or under for documentary and feature films, including title and credits, will be considered.

2) Films must have a production date of January 1, 2018, or later.

3) Submissions accepted via FilmFreeway exclusively.

4) EXHIBITION FORMATS – Selected films will be requested to provide the
highest quality file in Pro-Res format for screening.

(Please note: Although we will accept films that are publicly available online, in order to attract press coverage for your film, it is preferred that links remain PRIVATE until after the closing of the festival)

Please read full TERMS & CONDITIONS

Award-Winning Films 2020

“We’re thrilled to have presented the finalists of 90 plus films submitted from 16 countries in our inaugural year of IDFFA. The broad scope of creativity that dance on film allows and the spirited artistry of dance filmmakers is truly what Inspired Dance Film Fest Australia is about. Congratulations to all the winners and filmmakers of IDFFA2020”  co-founder Rohan Seinor.

The films were outstanding, and the atmosphere was electric!