IDFFA Schools Festival is a dance on film festival created to galvanize dance schools and students to expand their creativity, and explore bold, innovative concepts on film. We are thrilled to offer this brand new opportunity as an integral component of
Our mission is to inspire studios and students to produce awe-inspiring dance on film, educate new filmmakers by way of masterclasses and workshops, and elevate the dance community by showcasing your sensational films at our Schools Gala. We encourage both schools and students to embrace the inclusive spirit of the festival by brandishing your talent in a fun, creative format.

Select judges will choose finalists to be presented at our gala screening event, held Sunday 8th of November 2020 at Hoyts Cinema Paris, Entertainment Quarter, Sydney, where the winners will be announced, and lots of fun will be had.

“Here at IDFFA Schools Festival, we want to create a space for the dance community to celebrate their creative choreography through the lens of filmmaking. We take it as our responsibility to help bring the entire dance community together. We are a dance on film festival with a strong focus on supporting Australian dance artists. We are also working to create a positive rapport with other international dance festivals in to create more exciting avenues of opportunity for dance expression”.


We strongly encourage schools and students from all corners of the globe to show up and take an active part in the festival, all in the spirit of art, creativity, community, and new friendships.

Keep up to date with the latest school news and masterclass information!

We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work. We pay our deepest respects to Elders past, present & emerging.

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