Frame x Frame Film Fest brings the best screen dance from across the globe to Houston. At the intersection of film and dance, this genre is on the forefront of innovation and storytelling in dance.

From Argentina to Ghana and Singapore to Bulgaria, Frame x Frame Film Fest (FXF) has featured hundreds of artists from more than twenty different countries over the past five years. From low-budget/high impact work like Einy Am-Spars (Norway) and Kay Collymore (Houston/UK) to the superstars of the screen dance world like the Hong Kong Ballet and Australasian Dance Collective, FXF presents internationally acclaimed artists alongside homegrown Houston artists in a powerfully eclectic festival of screen dance.

Curated by artistic director, Lydia Hance, Frame Dance presents this festival annually in November, along with their curriculum for the Houston Independent School District to grow and nurture emerging screen dance artists as young as middle school.

Interested in submitting a film?

Frame x Frame is open to films that explore the relationship of the moving body and the camera. Films will be selected based on the quality of the image, sound, and the choreography of the body as well as the camera. We have a particular interest in innovative use of space and the choreography’s relationship to music.

We have a robust student portion of the festival, in partnership with the Houston Independent School District. We accept work from filmmakers as young as middle school, through college students. Graduate students, please submit under the professional category.



Watch the 2023 Film Trailer


“It has been truly empowering how Lydia valued our film. Also it’s been a pleasure to talk with her in the IG interview. Listening to other interviews, I can say that she was very open to the background stories of the films and insights of the filmmakers.”


“The festival cares and respects filmmakers. I appreciated the opportunity to take part in an interview and share my film’s backstory. A great festival experience.”


“Have attended the festival in person and had films presented in the festival. I appreciate how well organized and effectively run the festival is and how supportive of artists Frame x Frame Film Fest is.”


“We appreciate the opportunity to share our work with the Frame X Frame audience. The Festival and Lydia Hance are very accessible, professional, well-organized and supportive of the artists. With gratitude for our participation and we look forward to attending in person in the future.”


“My movies have shown in Frame x Frame Festival several times so far. Even though I haven’t been able to attend, I always feel SEEN.”

“Seeing such variety of creative short film productions was a truly rewarding experience. So glad to have Lydia Hance in our Houston dance community. Thank you for your effort organizing the film fest, your positive energy and passion in promoting dance.”


“I absolutely loved watching the films at this year’s Frame x Frame film festival! One of my favorite films was full of surprising moments involving social dance. It made me laugh, smile, and think about the magic “superpowers” of dance–the connections that dance can make among people. Another film made me think about how we continue to change, and handle changes as we grow. It’s pretty fun to show up to any night of this festival and see all the styles and stories that screendance can offer. The curation of films is incredible!”