Minute Commission – Midlands Made

Birmingham International Dance Festival (BIDF) and its producers DanceXchange (dx), are excited to offer 5x Minute Screendance Shorts commissions, up to 1 mins in length, to be part of the first all-digital festival BIDF TV, taking place in June 2021.

This opportunity is part of Midlands Made and we are seeking proposals from Midlands-based, early career creatives, including recent graduates or similar, who are interested in making a Screendance Short that uses the city of Birmingham and/or the wider Midlands region as inspiration.

Shorts can be made using your camera-phone or tablet, and should be short, creative and impactful, made with social media in mind.

DX will provide:

  • £1,000 commission
  • All post-production/editing.
  • Mentoring from Screendance specialists and the DX Artist Support Team to help turn your vision into a digital reality

Click HERE for full details and how to apply*

*You can apply via video or written submission

dx is an equal opportunities employer who is actively seeking to employ people currently under-represented in the creative and cultural sector.


  • Application Deadline: 5 April 2021
  • Interviews: w/c 12 April 2021 
  • Creation period: w/c 19 April – 24 May 2021
  • Public launch at BIDF: June 2021