SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
FOR THE 20TH DANCES WITH FILMS!

ENTRY DEADLINES
EARLY NOV. 30, 2016 | REGULAR FEB. 15, 2017 | EXTENDED LATE: MARCH. 15, 2017

ENTRY FEES

  • Feature-Length Narratives and Docs over 40 minutes: EARLY $55 | REGULAR $70 | LATE $95
  • Short Narratives and Docs under 40 minutes: EARLY $40 | REGULAR $50 | LATE $75
  • TV Pilots and Web Series Pilots: EARLY $35 | REGULAR $50 | LATE $65
  • Music Videos are always $25

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BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR FILM IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU READ THE RULES OF ENTRY BELOW.

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THREE WAYS TO SUBMIT YOUR FILM:
You may submit DIRECTLY to DANCES WITH FILMS using the ONLINE form below
OR through the FilmFreeway or Withoutabox submission services.

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SUBMITTING DIRECTLY TO DANCES WITH FILMS:

If you would like to submit directly to the competition you may do so using the form below. ENTRY FEES: You may pay using a credit card with the form below.  We also accept checks. IF PAYING BY CHECK: Checks must be payable to “Dances With Films” and received by: Dances With Films, 1041 Formosa Bldg., Ste 217, West Hollywood, CA 90046

Once you have submitted your entry: you will receive a confirmation once your submission has been logged into our system.

RULES OF ENTRY:

01 Films must not have been completed before January 1st, 2015. 

02 Filmmakers understand that their entry cannot have any known individuals within their given project. NO KNOWN directors, actors, producers, writers or monies from known sources (i.e. “Imagine”). 

03 Entries must be sent on DVD (NTSC) or Blu-Ray in addition to the secure link requested below. The reason is that many of our judges prefer to review using a DVD. 

04 Films cannot be tied to a U.S. DOMESTIC DISTRIBUTION DEAL. Once selected, the filmmaker must have available either a DCP OR video “print” (Minimum Video Format is HDCam) for projection. Because of quality issues – we do NOT project from DVD or Blu-Ray.

05 Once selected, the filmmaker must make available a DCP (referred to as a “print”). Minimum format is Quicktime for projection. DWF does not screen discs (Blu-ray/DVD) due to quality concerns.  Failure to produce such print one-week prior to the screening date will result in a liability to DWF in the amount of $500.

06 AT LEAST ONE representative (producer or director) of each competitive project are required to be part of a Q&A session immediately following their screening(s).

07 Participants agree that clips from their film and all other material related to their project may be used and/or published in the event program, DWF web site and for any promotional purposes which DWF deems appropriate.

08 No viewing DVDs and/or promotional materials will be returned to the filmmaker. 

09 If selected, all commercial/private property including ALL trademark copy-righted materials shown or recorded on the project is the responsibility of the filmmaker. DWF will NOT take responsibility for any infringement of copy-written materials.

10 Classification of film lengths: Music Videos; 10 minutes or less, Shorts (doc or narrative); 40 minutes or less, TV Pilots; 22 and 44 minutes (Half hour and One hour lengths are permissible), Webisodes; multiple episodes up to 15 minutes, Features may be 41 minutes or longer. TV Pilots; 

11 The cost of delivery and pick-up of all materials is the responsibility of the filmmaker. 

12 DWF holds no responsibility for lost or damaged prints. While the utmost care will be taken with regard to prints, it is solely up to the filmmaker to take full responsibility (i.e. – insurance).

BY SUBMITTING AN ENTRY TO DANCES WITH FILMS, YOU ATTEST THAT ALL INFORMATION IS ACCURATE AND COMPLETE AND THAT YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO SUBMIT SAID ENTRY FOR CONSIDERATION AND THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO ALL TERMS OF ENTRY.

DWF Submission Form

Submission form for Dances With Films
    Please note: We primarily project in DCP. We do not project any formats not listed below.
    Premiere status is important to DWF. Please indicate the status that you anticipate having at the festival should you be invited.
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    Send to: DWF, the lot, 1041 N. Formosa Ave. , Formosa Bldg., Ste 217, West Hollywood, CA 90046
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