Dance Camera West: Dance Media FIlm Festival

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Dance Camera West 15th Annual Dance Media Film Festival welcomes dance media in any dance style or genre. Categories include: screendance, short films, feature length, documentary, animation and interactive dance media. This year’s festival highlights include live site-specific dance performances, a Hollywood Classics panel, special programming celebrating dance in hip hop, and the 3rd Annual CalArts Emerging Artists Competition @ Dance Camera West. DCW venues have included The Music Center, REDCAT, MOCA, The Getty Museum, LACMA, Hammer Museum and Grand Park.

Important Dates for All Submissions:
Final Deadline: February 1st, 2016
Festival notifications will be sent via email by March 1st, 2016
Festival takes place in June. Dates TBA

Dance Camera West Festival Entry Fee:

Members submit for free. Become a member

Non-members fee, $60                                           

Each film submission after your first is an additional $30. Please pay this fee on our donations page.                                         

To be considered for the festival, the following are required:

  • Completed DCW entry form
  • Membership or entry fee
  • Link of entry (passwords optional)
  • Entries longer than 20 minutes must submit by DVD


1. Entrants must submit an online version of their entry for work less than 20 minutes. Passwords are optional. A Pro Res, Blu-ray compatible version of film entries will be requested if entry is invited into the festival.

2. Works over 20 minutes will be accepted by DVD and should be mailed to the following address postmarked by January 16, 2016. Please include a printed copy of your entry form and DO NOT REQUEST signature confirmation by Dance Camera West. When sending media through customs, please designate: “Film for Festival –No commercial value.” 

Send to: 
Dance Camera West 
2934 1/2 Beverly Glen Circle #292
Los Angeles, CA 90077

3. DCW is given the right to use excerpts from your work in all DCW promotional materials.

4. DISCLAIMER/LIABILITY: Every effort will be made to protect entries while in the Festival's care; however, the Festival and its sponsors do not assume liability for damage or loss to media.

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CalArts Emerging Artists Competition @ Dance Camera West 

Dance Camera West, The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance and the School of Film/Video at California Institute of the Arts are excited to welcome college and high school students to submit dance media for the    3rd Annual CalArts Emerging Artists Competition @ Dance Camera West.  

There are two categories within this competition, current high school (grades 9-12) and current college students.  


Participants must be registered in high school or in college. You may not submit work unless you are currently enrolled in school. This does NOT include masters degree programs, only undergrad. This special opportunity allows students to only compete with other students. We welcome submissions of dance media in any dance style or genre.

  • There are cash and CalArts scholarship prizes for winners.
  • Selected films will be screened at the 15th Annual DCW Festival in Los Angeles. Venues to be announced.
  • Students are invited to participate in workshops and mentoring panels specifically designed for student filmmakers at the festival.

Important NEW Dates for Submissions:
Final Deadline: April 4th, 2016
Competition notifications will be sent via email by May 4th, 2016
Winning films will be screened at DCW Festival in June

CalArts @Dance Camera West Emerging Artists Competition Fee

College $25

High School $10

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