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Dare to Dance in Public Film Festival (D2D) is devoted to the international genre of screen dance.

We are committed to promoting dance that happens in the public realm & alternative sites outside of studios and off traditional stages… dance that explores place and space, engages an unsuspecting public, and intersects with film. D2D presents films that explore dance as an urgent, irrational, universal language, and transform our preconceptions of what it is to be human. 

Whether it’s in parking lots, super market aisles, train stations, or on city streets, Dare to Dance in Public Film Festival is about using film to share the power of dance as a life force that connects us as people, transcending race, religion, ethnicity, culture, language, and socio-economic backgrounds.

D2d round 5: Pandemania!
open for submissions

Our definition of PANDEMANIA is:

PANDEMANIA: pan.da.may.ni.uh (noun), a state of abnormally elevated arousal, affect, and energy level due to isolation, frustration, anger, and various strong emotions brought about as a direct result of the Coronavirus, as well as issues/world events e.g. systemic racism, immigration, the environment, LGBTQX & women’s rights, and other pandemics in our collective history. Pandemania frequently ensues in a heightened need for self-expression through movement.

We are urging D2D participants to stay safe while filming and adhere to social distancing rules applicable in their areas. Because dance is a universal language and so much of our communication is non-verbal,

what better platform for all of the above?

THIS YEAR'S judges:

STEPHEN GALLOWAY
The go-to Creative Movement Director for the world's most progressive brands
ADI HALFIN
Award-Winning Filmmaker
LOUISE LECAVALIER
Legendary Dancer (La La La Human Steps) 
OMARI WILES
From HBO's Legendary & Les Ballet Afrik
SARAH ELGART
Award-Winning Director/Choreorapher & Founder of D2D