U.Dance on Screen

U.Dance on Screen

U.Dance on Screen runs alongside the annual youth dance festival, whilst focusing on three core values:

  • To celebrate youth dance on screen
  • To expand opportunities to showcase youth dance beyond staged performances – into digital spaces
  • To encourage wider participation in dance from filmmakers, directors and producers

Each year we put out a call for submissions of dance films either by young filmmakers, or containing young dancers. An independent panel of film/dance professionals then chooses a selection to be part of the annual youth dance festival.

This year, selected films will be presented at the U.Dance National Festival, and at public screenings in Glasgow and at BFI Southbank, London, with other public screening opportunities in development.

Application deadline: 10 May 2020

“Capturing dance on film is not an easy task. The diverse films selected for U.Dance on Screen show a real commitment from some talented young filmmakers, showcasing the grace, storytelling power and unique visual impact of dance.”

Mark Reid, Head of Education, BFI Southbank.

Check out the selected films from U.Dance 2017, 2018 and 2019.

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