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Dances With Films

Dances With Films, now in its 14th year, champions the unflinching spirit at the very core of the independent film scene. While the vast majority of film fests rely heavily on celebrity, we have relied on the innovation, talent, creativity and sweat equity that revolutionized the entertainment industry. And that reliance continues to prove successful with alumni moving on to write and direct celebrity-studded vehicles, star in blockbuster movies and network series, produce multi-million dollar films and create hit TV shows. Oh....and we even have a few OSCAR® nominees... In a world of formulaic, homogenized film festivals Dances With Films continues to break the rules

Regular Submisison Deadline March 2nd!

(DWF) is dedicated to discovering and championing unknown works by
filmmakers from around the globe and providing them with a unique
opportunity to screen in front of critics, audiences, and industry

Taking place in the heart of the filmmaking industry, Los Angeles, CA,
the Festival presents nearly 100 films each year through a captivating
program of feature and short narrative and documentary films, as well as
music videos. In true independent fashion, DWF requires that films in
competition have no "stars" in the production, instead relying on
quality filmmaking to attract audiences and industry alike.

Highly respected in the independent festival world, DWF offers
filmmakers a place to make connections, take meetings, and network with
industry decision makers. Each year numerous distribution companies and
development departments attend DWF specifically in search of projects
overlooked by mainstream outlets. Throughout the years, the Festival has
premiered films of future Oscar nominees, series creators, leading
actors, and many others who went on to successful careers in the


March 2, 2011 - Regular Deadline
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Along with one of the most distinctive statues given on the circuit, DWF
awards in-kind goods such as the Canon 5D SLR Camera, FilmTracker, and
Movie Magic Budgeting software. New this year for all films across all
categories, is the Industry Choice Award, jurored by a blue-ribbon panel
of industry pros, and offering the winner a meeting with one of the

Alumni include 2011 Oscar-nominee Jesse Eisenberg (THE SOCIAL NETWORK)
and Carmen Marron whose film, GO FOR IT!, was recently picked up by
LIONSGATE. Alumni Mark Olsen and Will Scheffer (creators of "Big Love")
sum up the experience best, saying: "DWF manages to keep its focus on
heart and soul while still putting small films on the map."

Don't miss your opportunity to screen at what The Hollywood Reporter calls "The defiant fest of Raw Talent." Submit your film to Dances With Films today!

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