VideoDance - Call for entries

VideoDance started five years ago as an international dance film festival, but soon it widened up to include more kinds of experiment on movement and the moving image.
Celebrating this year its 6th edition, it welcomes your entries on dance films, experimental film using movement as its main material, video-installations, video-performances and live improvisation on image and sound.

About VideoDance
VideoDance is a festival presenting a showcase of the latest experiments on media and movement or, in other words, at the crossroads of visual arts, enhanced cinema and performing arts.

The screenings, the main festival axis, consist a showcase of films from all over the world presented in thematic programmes. Non-narrative experimental films are being screened along with dance-based films.
As far as it concerns dance films, programming is focused on the special relationship between movement and the moving image, both when it is produced as a result of a choreography for the camera, and when it is produced by the filmmaker's look on the movement.
Special screenings present archival material on the history of movement and the moving image as it is preserved on film during the 20th century. Retrospectives like those on the works by Maya Deren (2003) or by Shirley Clarke (2004) give the Greek audience an opportunity to contact the first attempts of the experimental non-narrative cinema to use the movement as its main source.

The live media events zone includes video-performances, performances, live improvisation with sound and image, and other experimental art works involving media and performing arts.

During the festival video-installations related to the film programme themes are exhibited.

The festival takes place in Athens, in mid-September and the film programme is screened in Thessaloniki right after that.

More about VideoDance

VideoDance is funded and organised since 2000 by the Thessaloniki International Film Festival (, one of the major film institutions in Greece, part of the Greek Ministry of Culture.
It was founded by its actual artistic director, Christiana Galanopoulou.
The festival is non competitive and non-commercial.
Over the past five years, more than 350 recent and formerly produced films from all over the world have been screened in two venues, in Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece.
The festival collaborates with several dance and film international festivals, archives and cultural institutions and it is a member of the Dance and Media Festivals International Network.
During the first three years it was held in industrial spaces especially re-designed for VideoDance by young architects. Since 2003 it started its collaboration with the independent group BIOS (

VideoDance2005 is to be held in Athens and Thessaloniki in September 2005.

Your submissions are welcome!

You may submit any kind of dance film (fiction, stage-studio recording, camera re-work, documentary, choreography for the camera etc.) but also any experimental film based on the relationship between movement and moving image, produced between 2002 and 2005. You may also submit video installations based on body and movement, installations, video-performance, performance, live improvisation on electronic music and image.
Please download the entry form and conditions of participation for VideoDance2005 by clicking on the link above or ask for it to

Please e-mail the form first and then send a printed copy along with your films or projects on DVD or VHS.
The deadline for submissions is May the 15th (15/05/2005).
<Belated submissions are accepted until May 31st>
For further information on the previous editions of the festival, including texts on dancefilms, click on ARCHIVE.

mailing address:
attn: Christiana Galanopoulou
VideoDance artistic director
Thessaloniki International Film Festival
9, Alexandra's Av.
114 73 Athens
T: 0030210 87 06 000
F: 0030210 64 48 143
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