The Idaho Screendance Festival uses FilmFreeway as a digital platform for submissions, adjudication, awards, discounts, waivers, tracking submissions, collecting donations, and contacting filmmakers. All screenings are free and open to the public.

frequently asked questions

  • What’s your return policy?

All sales are final on film submissions and festival tickets. NO REFUNDS.

  • What does it cost to attend the Idaho Screendance Festival screenings?


  • What is a Screendance?

Screendance is defined as artistic film shorts, documentaries, or feature-length films where movement/dance (any genre or style of dance and pedestrian movement) along with film/video practice are the main mediums of the art. Choreography, dance performers, location, costumes, makeup, sound, lighting, plus cinematography equal Screendance.

  • What ages should attend or participate in Idaho Screendance Festival?

ISF is a community event for all ages to attend. Ages five to adult may submit films.

  • Why should I submit a dance film?

Admission to ISF workshop, screening, & networking during the festival. "Official ISF Selection" laurel for film production. Eligibility for filmmaker awards. Participation in Filmmaker/Cast/Crew Q&A sessions during the Festival. Networking opportunities for dance & film professionals.

  • Where is the festival location?

The festival is located on the Boise State University campus, in the Boise State Special Events Center. Address — 1800 University Drive Boise, ID 83706. It’s connected to the BSU Student Union Building near the Albertson Library parking lot.

  • Where should I park for the festival?

Park in the Lincoln Avenue garage located near the Student Union Building.

  • Is there a map of the festival location?

  • What is included in a film festival submission fee?

The submission fee gets you: Admission to the ISF workshop, screenings, & networking sessions during the festival. "Official ISF Selection" laurel for film production Eligibility for filmmaker awards Participation in Filmmaker Q&A sessions, Networking opportunities. Free festival t-shirt and filmmaker lanyard. Trophies and certificates for selected outstanding films.

  • What is the Screendance Workshop?

A two-hour long "Screendance Filmmaking" workshop taught by guest film/dance artists. Open to all festival attendees. Open to all ages of filmmakers.


cost for audience

A FULL day of

free screendance

We want to build and broaden audiences for dance and film arts.

All screenings are FREE and open to the public.

This is an all-ages community event.


the schedule


showcase your art

The Idaho Screendance Festival is a great place to share your artwork with a diverse audience.

important festival dates

August 1st - Opening Date

March 1st - Earlybird Deadline

April 1st - Late Deadline

May 1st - Notification Date

July - Event Dates




WE showcase top screendance films

“Here at The Physical TV Company in Sydney, Australia, we were delighted to that you selected DIGITAL AFTERLIVES to screen at the Idaho Screendance Festival and especially thrilled to win an Award! Thanks so much for your warm engagement with, and support of, our work, Rachel Swenson and team.”

Richard James Allen

The Physical TV Company

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