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9 - 11 July / 21

Inspired Dance Youth Film Festival is a golden opportunity for young people to express their love and passion for dance through film. Entries are welcome from students aged 13-17, either individually or in groups, as well as part-time and full-time dance schools, and secondary schools.
We understand that travel is still very restrictive due to COVID, which is why we are always committed to giving everyone the opportunity to have their work presented both live and online. If there are enough films submitted we will make sure that your films will make it to the big screen in each state!
Semi-Finalists will be selected from each region and will go onto the finals held in Sydney, where the winners will be announced.

Submission Dates

Submissions Open 11th December 2020

Early Bird deadline – 9 April 2021

Regular deadline – 31 May 2021

Entry Fees

Students
$25 (early bird deadline), $35 (final deadline)

Schools
$45 (early bird deadline), $55 (final deadline)

Award Categories

Student Awards

Best Student Dance Filmmaker Award – 13 to 15 yrs

Best Student Dance Filmmaker Award – 16 to 17 yrs

SF3 Best Student Mobile Device Dance Film Award – 13 to 15 yrs

SF3 Best Student Mobile Device Dance Film Award – 16 to 17 yrs

School Awards

Best Part-Time School Dance Film Award

Best Full-Time School Dance Film Award

Best Secondary School Dance Film Award

Best School Mobile Device Dance Film Award

Overall Awards

Best of the Fest Student Award
(Awarded to the best student film of the 2021 season

Best of the Fest Schools Award
(Awarded to the best  school film of the 2021 season

BWP Studios Best Film Production Award
(Awarded to the film with the best film production)

Peoples Choice Award
(Awarded to the most popular film selected by the audience)

* Full Time Dance and Filmmaking Students (18+) can submit to 
Inspired Dance Film Festival

Official Selection

*Films chosen by our judging panel for official selection will be screened within the festival season. Finalists will be showcased at the Gala screening and awards ceremony. All films selected will receive our ‘Official Selection’ laurel. Award winners will receive a trophy, and “Award Winner” laurel to add to the title/credits of their film.

**All selected films will become a part of our permanent archive.

Award Descriptions

Best Student Dance Filmmaker Award
Awarded to the best dance film conceived and choreographed by a part-time student/s. Films in this category are filmed by traditional filmmaking techniques and can be filmed by an external filmmaker. Time limit – 5 minutes.

SF3 Best Student Mobile Device Dance Film Award
Awarded to the best dance film conceived, and choreographed by a part-time student/s. Films in this category must be filmed solely on a mobile device. Films can be edited on any software. Time limit – 5 minutes.

Best Part-Time School Dance Film Award
Awarded to the best dance film created by a part-time school. External filmmakers may be used in the creation/editing of the film. Time limit – 10 minutes.

Best Full-Time School Dance Film Award
Awarded to the best dance film created by a full-time school. External filmmakers may be used in the creation/editing of the film. Time limit – 10 minutes.

Best Secondary School Dance Film Award
Awarded to the best dance film created by a secondary school. External filmmakers may be used in the creation/editing of the film. Time limit – 10 minutes.

Best School Mobile Device Dance Film Award
Awarded to the best dance filmed solely on a mobile device – eg iPhone, iPad, mobile phone, by a part-time school, full-time school, or secondary school. Films can be edited on any software. Time limit – 10 minutes.

GENERAL RULES

1) Dance films of any style will be considered.

2) All school films have a time limit of 10 min or under, including title and credits.

3) All student films have a time limit of 5 min or under, including titles and credits.

4) You can use any software to edit video and audio.

5) Submissions accepted via FilmFreeway exclusively.

6) EXHIBITION FORMATS – If your film is selected as a finalist for our IDFFA Schools Festival Gala it must be submitted in 16:9 ratio and in a non-compressed format. We recommend an MP4 or .mov, files in the largest size possible, with a constant frame rate and Stereo 48kHz sound so it will look good on the big cinema screen.

7) All submissions must have secured permission/s for the music used in your film. Inspired Dance Schools Film Festival covers the license to present your film on screen.

(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.)

 

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