Friday, May 20, 2022 is the deadline for the free submissions to be part of the second Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB)Dance Film Festival presented by The Music Center in association with Dance Camera West. This is for Southern California artists AND it is free to enter. The winning films will be highlighted as part of the free PNB Dance Film Festival in July of 2022 on the Jerry Moss Plaza at The Music Center.

The Festival was formed due to the numerous virtual dances generated during the pandemic. Forced to learn new technology and think outside the creative box, dance artists and dance filmmaker rose to the occasion and flooded the internet with their work. To help satisfy this ever increasing need, The Music Center is teaming up with Dance Camera West to present the PNB Dance Film Festival in Southern California.

“The free festival will help continue to unite voices within the dance community and forge a more connected and inclusive arts world.” – The Music Center press release.

What dance filmmakers are asked to do:

Dance filmmakers are asked to submit a short (four minutes or less) or long (four to 12 minutes, suggested maximum) dance film for consideration by an esteemed panel of industry professionals. Winning films will be displayed and shared with audiences on the large LED screens on Jerry Moss Plaza at The Music Center during the week of July 11, 2022.

The Festival will pay screening fees to the winning films.


  • Festival features three categories of filmmakers: students under 18 years of age; student 18 years of age of older; and professional filmmakers.
  • Applicants may submit to either the short or long films category or both.
  • There are no limits to the number of films an applicant can enter.
  • Open to Southern California residents.
  • All dance-based films of any style or genre will be considered.
  • All films submitted must be completed at time of submission; films must have a production date of 2019 or later.
  • Recordings of live stage performances will not be accepted.

For more information and to submit your film please click HERE.

To find out more about The Music Center, please visit their website.

To learn more about Dance Camera West, please visit their website.

Written and compiled by Jeff Slayton for LA Dance Chronicle from The Music Center/Dance Camera West press release.

Featured image: Dance Camera West – экзальтация Exaltation by Sam Asaert – Photo courtesy of DCW

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