SCREEN DANCE INTERNATIONAL PROJECT MICHIGAN[ ABOUT PROJECT MICHIGAN ]Screen Dance International is supporting Michigan dance filmmakers this year with a special presentation of adjudicated dance films made exclusively by Michigan filmmakers. The screening is currently scheduled for Sunday, September 13, 2020, at the Detroit Film Theatre in the Detroit Institute of Arts, and will run prior to screen Dance International’s regular showing of dance films from around the globe.---[ IMPORTANT DATES ]JUNE 15 - Submissions OpensAUGUST 1 - Submissions ClosesAUGUST 20 - AnnouncementSEPTEMBER 13 - Screening---[ SUBMISSION FEES ]$10 - General$5 - Studenthttps://filmfreeway.com/ScreenDanceInternationalSDI-PROJECT MICHIGAN invites Michigan dance film makers of all levels of experience to enter their work. We are interested in a wide range of movement forms including urban street dance, modern dance, postmodern dance, contemporary dance, world dance, ballet, dance theatre, jazz, experimental dance, animation, tap dance or other forms of movement considered of interest to the filmmaker. ---[ HONRING ]This year's SDI program honors and celebrates the extraordinary life and work of Marcus White, of White Werx, whose artistry and passionate commitment to dance film and dance film programing provided the inspiration and prototype for Screen Dance International.---[ SUPPORTING BLACK LIVES MATTER ]In closing, we would like to take this opportunity to affirm that Screen Dance International stands by our Black colleagues/artists and filmmakers, and both acknowledges and condemns all forms of systemic racism, as well as both regional and national brutality towards Black people. We consider dance film, and the arts in general, to be an extremely powerful platform for expression and we welcome ALL voices and ideas. We are saddened and outraged by the murders of Blacks by police and hope that the current demonstrations and protests taking place in the United States, and around the world, will be a catalyst for deep changes in the infrastructures of big, bureaucratic boxes. In our commitment to the support of Black artists, half of the proceeds for SDI-PROJECT MICHIGAN will be donated to Sidewalk Festival. We also welcome feedback through email or a face-to-face meeting, in regard to any detected form of racism in our organization, and we commit to making changes as needed to create an embracing, fair, and positive platform for all people.