Open Call – POOL 21 INTERNATIONALES TanzFilmFestival BERLIN (DE)

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Call for submission is open for the annual POOL INTERNATIONALES TanzFilmFestival BERLIN! Chance to join the creative community with your short films of innovative collaboration of dance and cinematics.

Where: Berlin

When: Festival: September 8th – 11th, 2021

Deadline for applications: June 14th, 2021

POOL 21 will present a selection of fascinating dance film productions from all over the world, making the event a meeting place for creatives involved in the fields of dance, film, fashion and advertisement.
The focus of the festival is on films that create independent filmchoreographies through the intense interplay between dance and cinematic tools like camera and editing.

All dancers, choreographers, filmmakers and artists are invited to apply with short filmchoreographies and dance animations. Films should not be longer than 30 minutes and not merely a documentation of a dance piece.

The curatorial team of POOL 21 will create a film programme from all submissions and select the winning films, the PEARLS 21.
PEARLS are the winner films of POOL – INTERNATIONALES TanzFilmFestival BERLIN and will be honored with prize money.
Outstanding artists who are continuously working in the field of dance film will be awarded with the PEARLS ARTIST PRIZE.

Applications can be submitted online.

– Preview link for the jury
(can be inserted into the online application form)
Only if your film is chosen for the programme:
– Screening copy of the film
– Completed and signed online application form scanned to
– 3 digital film stills, minimum 300 dpi
– Optional: biography, video testimonies and other useful information

There is no participation fee.

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