Frame Rush is an annual festival of screendance works programmed by the MA Screendance students at London Contemporary Dance School. Each year’s cohort presents a distinct public event, informed by their desires and interests, at The Place in London. Welcome!

Call out for films

Frame Rush 2024 welcomes local and international artists to submit movement-focused films that reflect what it means to be present in today’s society.

We aim to elevate and offer a platform to recognise historically marginalised voices both behind and in front of the camera.

If you have previously submitted a film that was not selected, we welcome you to re-enter at a discounted fee.

Films made with a variety of styles, techniques and production budgets will be equally considered. We embrace any work that expands the definition of screendance.

If your financial circumstances prevent you from entering a film that matches the event call, please contact us explaining your circumstances and we can offer a waiver.

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Selection Criteria

Films will be considered for selection based on:

  • Creativity and originality of idea
  • Clarity of intention
  • Kinesthetic empathy
  • Consideration of diversity and representation
  • Challenging the medium of screendance

Frame Rush invites artists who do not identify as screendance practitioners to re-examine their works and discover if dance is already present in their films.

We are happy to correspond in French, Spanish and Traditional Chinese, as well as English.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome by 28 June 2024.

Deadlines and Details

Length of film: 2-15 minutes
Early Bird deadline: Friday 1 March 2024 - $4 USD submission fee
Final Deadline: Friday 22 March 2024 - $5 USD submission fee
Notification date: Friday 28 June 2024
Screening date: Friday 13 September 2024
Screening venue: The Place, London, WC1H 9PY

Fee waiver: If cost is a barrier for submission please get in touch and we will provide
you with a free access code.

30% discount: Available for previously submitted films.

If you have any questions please contact us at

Frame Rush 2024 Team

Blue Ka Wing
Cat Caruncho
Eloïse Frey
Gabriel Heathman
Laura Bodner
Lauren Heckler
Lizzie Johnstone
Marie Williamson
Oddalys Salcido
Tanica Wimbleton-McEvoy

Submit your film now

Read the Dance Art Journal review of 2020's event: Dance and film a marriage of two minds in Frame Rush Festival Review.