Frame Dance Productions

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


Frame Dance has two open calls for Filmmakers and Composers.

1. Frame Dance is committed to providing a platform for emerging and established filmmakers to share their work with the world, inspiring creativity and innovation. 

Frame Dance Film Festival is open to films of 8 minutes or less that explore the relationship of the moving body and the camera. Films will be selected based on the quality of the image, sound, the choreography of the body as well as the choreography of the camera. The Frame Dance Film Festival is in partnership with Aurora Picture Show, and this year's festival will be held on September 21, 2018.

2. Frame Dance is committed to 100% new music. 

Frame Dance is committed to using new, original music in all its productions. Frame Dance has held an annual competition since 2011 to select pieces of music for its upcoming season. The competition offers outstanding, emerging composers a forum for their recognition as well as an opportunity to collaborate with the dance performance company. The winning composer’s music – a completed, unpublished piece, becomes the basis of a new original work at Frame Dance – film and/or live performance. This successful competition has attracted exciting new composers from the U.S. and across the world to collaborate with Frame Dance. Houstonians are exposed to the work of new composers who, in turn, have their music fully produced and choreographed. Some of these collaborations have become particularly fruitful and have spurred even more work with Frame Dance.

To view past winners, click here.

Note for 2018: This year we will not be holding the competition. We have received so many incredible pieces of music that we are still catching up creating new choreographic works with them. We will reopen the competition in October, 2018. Please mark your calendars, because we want to hear your music!