movement film festival

Jan 08-09, 2021

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Project Home is excited to present our first online dance film festival, "HOMESCREEN”, on January 8th - January 9th, 2020.  This two-day film festival will consist of a professional judging panel and a film contest. We welcome all identities, languages, and movement backgrounds. We hope to provide a platform for artists to engage, connect, and grow through collaboration and conversation.


All cinematographic and movement genres are welcome. All nationalities and languages are welcome.

  • SHORT: films under 5 min.
  • LONG: films from 5 min to 15 min.
  • HOME: In this category, we will recognize films that have been created under the conditions of quarantine or are site specific within the home. As this has been a tumultuous and unpredictable time, we hope that this category allows for low-cost  production that centers the home as a site for creativity. We recognize that our homes are very intimate and personal spaces and we thank you for sharing. Films under 8 min.


  • We welcome all genres and expressions of movement whether through freestyle/improvisation or through choreography.
  • Dance/movement film only. (We do not accept recordings of live performances).
  • All work submitted must be no longer than 5 min for Short Film/15 min for Long Film/8 min for the Home category.
  • All the submissions must be submitted through online platforms (YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox…). If films on these platforms are private, a password or private link must be submitted with the application. If your film is selected we will ask for your file to screen for the festival.
  • The applicant acknowledges that they have obtained consent from any and all owners, creators, writers, producers and/or other authorized representatives of the film.
  • By submitting, the applicant grants permission for HomeScreen film festival to screen their film in the festival program, online for a period of 24 hours following the screening on January 9th.
  • If selected, applicants will also have the option to distribute their films through Project Home’s YouTube channel.
  • Applicants can submit no more than two films each.
  • There are no restrictions on the date of production.
  • There are no refunds.


The film festival will be judged by a group of professionals within the fields of Dance and Film. Stay tuned for the announcement of our judges!

  • Official Selections: Screening + Digital Laurel.
  • Awards: All award winners will be screened.
  • Best Film Grand Prize: Digital Laurel + $200
  • Best Short Film: Digital Laurel + $100
  • Best Long Film:  Digital Laurel + $100
  • Best Home Film:  Digital Laurel + $100
  • Best Choreography : Digital Laurel 
  • Best Narrative/Storyline concept: Digital Laurel 
  • Audience Choice (max 3 videos): Digital Laurel 
  • Honorable Mentions: Screening + Digital Laurel. Larkin and Chris will mention two films that they want to honor.


The application deadline is November 30th, 2020.

  1. Complete the submission form below this section.
  2. Complete payment by sending your submission application fee to the Project Home PayPal (provided within the submission form).
  3. Project Home will reach out to you once your application and submission fee is received.
  4. If needed, there is an option to set up a payment plan within the submission form

HOMESCREEN FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

You got questions, we got answers!

Question: What if I’m submitting a video with music that’s not mine?

Answer: It shouldn’t be a problem since this is a pretty small scale festival! Don’t forget to credit the music in your film.

Question: Can I submit my final film project from Homework for HOMESCREEN?Answer: Absolutely!

Question: I have another film in the works! Can I send it after the deadline?Answer: Our current deadline for HOMESCREEN submissions is November 30th. If the team decides to extend the deadline, we would be more than happy to accept 2nd submissions. Any updates on dates and directions will be posted on our platforms as soon as possible. Until then, happy creating! 

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