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Welcome to Breaking8, International Festival of Videodance 2022!

As part of the contemporary dance festival FIND - Festival Internazionale Nuova Danza, Breaking 8 takes place every year in Cagliari, Italy, with in-person screenings. Each edition, screenings are programmed in different locations, such as theatres, centres for cultural activities and art exhibitions spaces, city parks.

Breaking8 is not a competition, and is free of charge for authors and audience.

Participation does NOT involve money prizes, or awards other than Breaking8's Laurel.

Open Call 2022

You can submit your works via Film Freeway, from July 4, 2022 to September 5, 2022

to apply to one or both categories:

Main Category: Breaking8 OPEN CALL 2022

The selected films will be physically screened during Breaking8 2022, from October 22 to 28, 2022,

Teatro Massimo, Via E. De Magistris, 12, 09123 Cagliari CA.

Themed Category: Literature and videodance_TRANSPOSE

Breaking8 2022 features a new section curated in collaboration with Spring Dancefilm Festival (Spain):

we are seaching for videodance works inspired by literary works or/and incorporating, interpreting, transposing literature/poetry/writings in audiovisual medium through dance. Please note that we are looking for dance films with a precise and recognizable reference to well-known literary / poetic works.

The selection process will be curated by Breaking8 and Spring DanceFilm Festival together, and the selected works will be screened during both named festivals: Breaking8 (only in-person screenings) in October 2022

and Spring DanceFilm Festival (in-person and online screening) in April 2023.

Rules and terms

In both categories, we are looking for films with a run time preferably not exceeding 10 minutes. The author(s) of each film must own the authorship of the film and the rights of other content of third persons involved/appearing in the film. We do accept work from any year.

We DO NOT ACCEPT recorded performances nor work-in-progress projects.

ARCHIVE: Breaking 8 and Spring DanceFilm Festival keep a copy of your works for promotional, cultural, and educational purposes. Any use of the submitted films will be notified in advance to the author. Breaking 8 and Spring DanceFilm Festival do NOT screen or use any work/ part of work without the author's permission.

NOT SELECTED FILMS. You might be contacted even if not selected and asked if you are interested in being included in a future Breaking8’s and / or Spring Dancefilm Fest edition, for subsequent national and international itinerant cultural and artistic events : we often come across interesting woks that for some reason or other don’t fit the current edition, but following the authors' work and keeping in touch helps us to find the right context for a screening. If the author is in a new phase and/or has no interest in showing an old work, we are open to new proposal.

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