E X P A N D 

Industry Days & Script Development Lab 

deadline: July 30

BIDFF has been striving to create a platform for the development of future cutting edge films that push the boundaries of art cinema beyond the genre, while in the same time to support local filmmakers and dance artists in collaborating for the creation of new experimental cinema. 

This September, we are inviting to Bucharest festival directors and programmers, producers, experts in film and choreography. E X P A N D Lab will be hosted by Apollo 111 and mentored by Andy Wood (UK), Claudia Kappenberg (UK) and Peter Schneider (USA). 

The lab consists of lectures, pitching sessions, one-to-one meetings with mentors and industry experts.

We are looking for:

  • 5 scripts in the first phase of development for medium-length and feature dance films (fiction, documentary, animation) and musicals that either use a non-verbal language, either tackle body issues or have themes related to the context of dance making and its influence in the social space;

We offer:

  • free accommodation, festival accreditation and a partial reimbursement of up to 100 euros for travel;

  • an award of 1000 euro for Best Film in Development;

About the application:

  • the process is simple and free of charge, you will need to complete an online form with a logline, synopsis, a description that emphasizes the current state of development of your film and a biography;

  • if you are planning to make your film a Romanian co-production, you'll be asked wether you are already working with a local producer or you are searching for one;

  • application is free of charge and no other taxes will be requested by BIDFF for taking part in the lab, if selected;

  • deadline for submissions is July 30, 2019 at 4 PM (Central European Time);

  • all applicants will be informed about the outcome of their submission by August 10, 2019.




The Network is the theme of the fifth edition of BIDFF and marks the beginning of a new phase for the festival, by integrating in its programming films from multiple genres. We want to connect artists, producers, presenters and thinkers that question the future of the body, seen both in its anatomical sense but also as a "body of work" or an "ecosystem of collaboration". 


Contact information:

Ioana Diaconu / contact@bidff.ro / www.bidff.ro