Inspired Dance Film Festival

Inspired Dance Youth Film Festival

The Inspired Dance Youth Film Festival is a unique and vibrant platform that celebrates the intersection of dance and filmmaking, specifically catering to the creative endeavors of dance students aged…

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Closing Date

Aug 25, 2024

Location

New South Wales

Artform

Film

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The Inspired Dance Youth Film Festival is a unique and vibrant platform that celebrates the intersection of dance and filmmaking, specifically catering to the creative endeavors of dance students aged 13 to 17, as well as part-time and full-time dance schools, and secondary schools. As Australia’s only international dance on film festival dedicated to this age group, it serves as a beacon for emerging talent in the field of dance filmmaking.

This festival is not just a competition; it is a nurturing ground for the next generation of dance filmmakers, encouraging them to explore the fusion of movement and cinematography. It provides an international stage for young dance filmmakers and schools from various corners of the world, fostering cultural exchange and showcasing diverse perspectives in the realm of dance on film.

The festival proudly boasts 12 award categories, each meticulously crafted to recognize and honor outstanding achievements in the field. Furthermore, the event has taken a commendable step by introducing 2 special award categories specifically designed to spotlight the talents of Australia’s First Nations People and Disability Dance Artists. This inclusive approach reflects the festival’s commitment to diversity and the acknowledgment of unique voices within the dance community.

A distinguished panel of judges, undoubtedly experts in the fields of dance and filmmaking, has the challenging yet exciting task of selecting the winners across the 13 student and school award categories. Their expertise ensures that the most exceptional and innovative contributions are recognized and celebrated, contributing to the ongoing evolution of dance on film.

In essence, the Inspired Dance Youth Film Festival is not just a showcase of talent but a testament to the creative spirit and boundless potential of young dance filmmakers. It serves as a catalyst for artistic growth, fostering a global community of passionate individuals who are shaping the future of dance on film.

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Overall Awards
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Best Of the Fest Award
(Awarded to the best dance video of the festival)

Best Video Production Award
(Awarded to the film with the best technical video production)

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Student Awards
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Best Student Dance Film Award – Aged 13 to 15 yrs
(The films in this category must be conceived and choreographed by the student/s.)

Best Student Dance Film Award – Aged 16 to 17 yrs
(The films in this category must be conceived and choreographed by the student/s.)

Best Student Mobile Device Dance Film Award – Aged 13 to 15 yrs
(The film must be filmed entirely on a mobile device – eg iPhone, iPad, mobile phone…)

Best Student Mobile Device Dance Film Award – Aged 16 to 17 yrs
(The film must be filmed entirely on a mobile device – eg iPhone, iPad, mobile phone…)

For more information, visit Inspired Dance Film Festival