60-Second Film Contest

We challenged Bay Area dance and video artists to send us 60-second video clips which demonstrate the key concept behind the festival: how dance "ANIMATES" space, bodies, minds...  The first and second prize winners were: Scotty Hardwig for "Field Clip" and Roxanne Gray for "Collage." The $100 audience prize also went to Roxanne Gray for "Collage."  Many thanks to all the participating artists for their incredible work.

The selection panel for the film panel was:

TARA PILBROW Director, Animate Dance Festival

JILL RANDAL Artistic Director, Shawl-Anderson Dance Center

RACHEL CAMPOS DE IVANOV Assistant Director, Animate Dance Festival


FIRST PRIZE                                         $200

RUNNER UP                                          $100

AUDIENCE CHOICE                                 $100


Deadline for submissions                                                           May 15, 2018 5pm

Selection of first and Runner Up Prize                                   May 21, 2018

Deadline for votes for Audience Choice                                July 1, 2018 5pm

Selection Audience Choice award                                           July 2, 2018 

Terms and Conditions

1. All applicants must live and work within the San Francisco Bay Area 

2.  The artist confirms that submitted short film is an original work, and is the sole property of the applicant(s)

3. The artist confirms that he/she has obtained and holds all the required rights  to his/ her film (including but not limited to rights for music, still photographs and 3rd party choreographic works)

4. The artist grants the organizer and its assignees the right to use and distribute the film from the date on which the nomination or prize is announced to a maximum of two years.

5. The artist guarantees that the film(s) submitted by him/her do not violate international laws of civil rights, hereunder does not discriminate against race, sex, religion, age, previous condition of servitude, physical limitation, national origin, and in some instances sexual orientation.