Call For: Submissions for Light Moves


Light Moves 2016 have announced an Open Call for Film Submissions to this year’s festival, which takes place in Limerick from 3-6 November 2016.

Filmmakers, choreographers and video artists are invited to submit for considerationscreendance works which embrace dance and all forms of movement through the art of film and video art.

Submissions should be made via the festival website  The closing date for receipt of entries is Friday 27 May 2016.  Prizes will be awarded to both established and student practitioners for works submitted via the Open Call.

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Works which will be considered include:
– Long films exceeding 20 minutes duration to be presented in a cinematic context.
– Short films not exceeding 20 minutes duration to be presented in a cinematic context.
– Short films and video art to be presented on individual displays in a gallery/installation context.
– Documentaries.
– Student films in which the director and/or choreographer is a registered student on a course up to and including MA level.

In addition to films which embrace dance, submissions that attend to the unique potential of cinematography and sound as well as alternative forms such as animation and computer modelling will also be considered.  While previously screened works are accepted, recent works will be given particular consideration in the selection process.

Light Moves is Ireland’s only festival dedicated to the art of dance on film and video art with movement as a central theme, and is a response to the vibrant and expanding field of dance film / screendance in Ireland and internationally. 

 Light Moves is supported by the Arts Council, Limerick City and County Council, Dance Limerickand DMARC, University of Limerick.  Queries to

Image: Still from Liquid Gold is the Air, by Roswitha Chesher and Rosemary Lee, winner of the Light Moves 2016 Festival Prize.


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