VERVE DANCE FILM FESTIVAL

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We are so excited to hold our 2nd annual Verve Dance Film Festival (VDFF), at Utah's Towne Cinemas of American Fork, on Wed. Oct. 23, 2019, 7:00pm, MDT.

Filmmakers of all backgrounds and locations, we invite you to participate in this event, as we seek to expose our community to the powerful influence of Dance for Film!!

Showcase your work in front of an audience of up to 350 dance and film enthusiasts, and receive personalized & professional feedback on your work from our panel of judges.

HOW IT WORKS

1. SUBMITTING

The Verve Dance Film Festival uses FilmFreeway for all film submissions. To submit your work, head over to our FilmFreeway page by clicking on the red button below.

All dance-based films of any style or length will be considered.

Films MUST BE appropriate for all ages, as we are a community-based festival.

Contact Matika (VDFF director) with any questions on submissions. matika.theverve@gmail.com

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Upon extensive review by our team of directors, films will be accepted or denied, and filmmakers will be notified through email by Sat. Oct. 12, 2019.

2. JUDGING

A team of 3-4 judges will carefully watch, reflect, and rate each selected film. (Each judge has their own area of expertise: film, editing, dance, choreography, etc.)

Judges will provide personalized & professional feedback on each film, and this feedback will be sent directly to the filmmakers following the festival.

Each film will be judged, evaluated, and will receive feedback in the following categories: Content/Choreography, Production Design, Cinematography (camera angles/picture clarity), Editing, Expression, and overall flow.

Judges will meet together to narrow down our festival winners and selected filmmakers will be awarded & recognized in the following categories:

-Overall 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place

-Best Choreography for a Lens

-Best Cinematography

-Best Production Design

-Editing Award

-Expression Award

-Storytelling Award

-Audience Choice Award

3. SCREENING

The Festival screening will take place on Wed. Oct. 23, 2019, 7:00pm, MDT, at the charming & historic Towne Cinemas in American Fork, UT (120 W Main St. American Fork, UT 84003).

"Don't miss the opportunity to showcase your work on a large theater screen, in front of an audience of up to 350 dance and film enthusiasts!"

2019 SUBMISSION DATES

Opening Date: September 15, 2019

Deadline: October 9, 2019

Films will be accepted or denied, and filmmakers will be notified by Sat. Oct. 12, 2019.

ENTRY FEE

$40 - For first film submitted

$25 - For every additional film submitted by the same filmmaker

AWARDS & PRIZES

JUDGE'S CHOICE AWARDS

-1st place: Certificate + $100 + Verve swag + Professional feedback on film

-2nd place: Certificate + $75 + Verve swag + Professional feedback on film

-3rd place: Certificate + $50 + Verve swag + Professional feedback on film

RECOGNITIONS

-Best Choreography for a Lens: Certificate + Professional feedback on film

-Best Cinematography: Certificate + Professional feedback on film

-Best Production Design: Certificate + Professional feedback on film

-Editing Award: Certificate + Professional feedback on film

-Expression Award: Certificate + Professional feedback on film

-Storytelling Award: Certificate + Professional feedback on film

-Audience Choice Award: Certificate + Professional feedback on film

We will also be doing giveaways and raffles throughout the night of the event.

FILMMAKER BENEFITS

  • Free admission to screening

  • The opportunity to showcase work on a large theater screen, in front of an audience of up to 350 dance and film enthusiasts

  • Eligibility for filmmaker awards

  • Shoutouts on social media

  • Networking opportunities in the dance and film industries

GENERAL RULES

All dance-based films of any style or length will be considered.

Films MUST BE appropriate for all ages, as we are a community-centered Festival.

VERVE DANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2018

Take a minute to check out some of the incredible talent that we were able to feature at last year's festival!

Meet last year's winners here:

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