Flatlands Dance Film Festival

Knight Auditorium at the Spurlock MuseumEach fall, we present a variety of films and shorts dedicated to dance performance, dance for camera, influential artists in the field, and the social impact of dance across the world. The Flatlands Dance Film Festival is also host to a film competition for aspiring dance filmmakers.

We believe our festival exemplifies our commitment to promoting and expanding the role of dance in our community. As we strive to present stellar performances on our stages, we recognize the vast potential for the choreographic to infuse the cinematic.

The 2018 Flatlands Dance Festival will take place August 31-September 1 at the Knight Auditorium in the Spurlock Museum.

Our short film competition has now closed. We received over 450 submissions this year! The 2018 official selections will be announced August 1st. 

If you have any questions about the festival or would like to be on our mailing list, please contact festival Director and Curator Rebecca A. Ferrell at rferrel@illinois.edu