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festival dates

submission period

opening - november 1st, 2023

deadline - february 29th, 2024

public screening april 13th, 2024

festival's artistic team/event organizers


Video Dance up to 5 minutes

Short Video Dance- between 5 and 15 minutes



Best Short Video Dance - 500€

Best Video Dance - 500€

Audience Choice - 150€

Rules and Requirements

General Provisions

1. The purpose of these Regulations is to establish rules and conditions for participation in the Braga International
Video Dance Festival, 8th edition, 2024.
2. This call includes the selection and presentation of artistic projects in video format for presentation on April 13
, 2024, at gnration, Braga.

Eligible Entities

1. Creatives of any nationality may apply.
2. Participation can be done individually or by artistic collectives (formal or informal), provided that the application is presented by a representative of that collective, who is responsible for it.
3. Limitation on the maximum number of proposals does not apply.
4. In the New Creators category, only high school or university students resident in Portugal can apply, with proof (registration or student card).


1. Short Videodance –
up to 5 minutes
2. Videodance – between 5 and 15 minutes

Video Requirements

1. Audiovisual pieces, with original or reenacted choreographies, filmed or videotaped, are accepted. Image and movement must have an artistic dialogue, where it is not possible to separate one language from the other.
2. MP4/MOV file, H.264, preferably 1080/25p (1920x1080) or 720/25p (1280x720) format.
3. There is no limit of videos by authors/producers.
4. Videos of shows or stage performances  are not accepted.


1. The application must be made through the filmfreeway platform - DANCEFESTIVAL
2.The application period for all categories runs from 1 November 2023 to 29 February 2024, the submission periods and fees are available on the filmfreeway platform.
3.The results of the selected videos will be communicated by 31st March 2024 directly to the applicants by email, and disseminated by the media afterwards.
4. These deadlines must be strictly adhered to, under penalty of exclusion.

Selection Criteria and Jury

1. After receiving the submissions, the videos that will be presented to the public will be selected by the Braga International Video Dance Festival artistic team. Each selected project will be presented on the day of the Festival, April 13, 2024, at gnration and published on social media (teaser and information). The alignment of submission of proposals is decided by the BIVDF team.
2. After the presentation of the selected videos at the Festival, the Jury will select the Best Short Video Dance, the Best Video Dance. The public will also have the opportunity to choose their favorite video, which will earn the title of Audience Choice.
3. The Festival jury is made up of 3 judges – Cristina Mendanha, Artistic Director of the BIVDF and two external guests: Mercedes Quijada e Pedro Emes Nogueira.
4. The evaluation criteria consist of the analysis of the conceptual, artistic and technical proposal and its originality.

Selection and Results

1. The videos selected for presentation will be announced on April 6th. Once a video has been selected for presentation at the Festival, it cannot be removed from the programme.
2.Winning videos will be announced on April 29th, World Dance Day.
3. The results are decided by the organization, with no claim or appeal of the respective deliberations.
4. Video selection is not based on the artist’s ability to attend the festival. The organization encourages all participating artists to be present at the Festival, however, it cannot provide travel and/or accommodation or cover any other travel expenses.

Technical conditions

1. Each video selected for presentation will be promoted on the Festival's social networks and other platforms.
2. The winners in the Best Short Video Dance and Best Video Dance categories will receive a Creation Grant totalling €500,00 (five hundred euros).
3.The Creation Grant is paid 100 per cent after submission, against delivery of an invoice.
4. The winner in the Audience Choice category will receive a Creative Grant for a gross amount of €150,00 (one hundred and fifty euros).
5.Any expenses incurred in preparing and submitting the projects are the sole responsibility of the candidates.


1. The entities benefiting from the support authorize Braga International Video Dance Festival to use the data relating to the activity, giving free, unconditional and perpetual rights to use the image and audio, captured during the proposed activities, authorizing their reproduction, dissemination, publication, museology or others, whatever the format or support.
2. The winning entities undertake to insert in all material for the dissemination of the videos, and future presentations, the mention “Braga International Video Dance Festival – (category name) 2024
”, accompanied by the logos/laurels to be requested from the organization.

Doubts and missing questions

Doubts and gaps resulting from the reading and interpretation of this document must be communicated in good time through the email address and are decided by the organization, with no complaint or appeal of the respective deliberations.
The resolution of omitted issues is the entire responsibility of Braga International Video Dance Festival and, if necessary, communicated in good time.

Final disposition

Application for this Festival presupposes the unconditional acceptance of these Regulations.

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