Call For Dance Films

DanceWorks invites proposals from dance film makers for the Moving Online series, running June – July 2021. Moving Online was launched in 2020 to share the creativity and inspiration of dance artists working in the digital realm. 

DanceWorks is looking for short films that highlight the vibrancy of Canadian professional dance artists, whose films emerge from all dance forms and cultural practices. Films must be up to 10 minutes in length (maximum), produced after January 1, 2020 and available digitally. Applicants must have secured licensing and broadcast rights for online screening. 

Artists whose films are selected will receive an honorarium of $500 CDN, and must sign a broadcast agreement with DanceWorks. The application deadline is Monday, May 31st at 11:59 PM PDT. Applicants must provide the following information: 

Credits for the film and production

  • Name of artist/company
  • How to contact you (email, phone) 
  • Brief description of the film, for example, themes explored (100 words maximum)
  • Short biographies of Director and Choreographer (50 words maximum)
  • Vimeo or YouTube link to the proposed work and password if required


  • Project Title (Original Language)
  • Runtime
  • Completion Date
  • Country/location of Filming
  • Language
  • Resolution (HD, 4K or 8K, 360, VR, etc.)

Send applications to Kindly inform us if you require any accomodation to submit your application. Only successful applicants will be contacted by email.

Film Project Advisor: William Yong, Artistic Director, Zata Omm Dance Projects

DanceWorks is a non-profit registered charitable organization and has in place a policy of anti-racism, access and equity. DanceWorks is an equal opportunity employer. Submissions from qualified professional dance artists are welcome. We encourage submissions from members of all equity seeking groups, including candidates of Indigenous backgrounds, all genders, races, ethnicities and people with disabilities. 


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