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13 actors and actresses will have the opportunity to present a kind of “About-Me” live in a 3-minute performance at the Snowdance Independent Film Festival on February 3, 2023 | 2 pm in Essen on the stage of the GRILLO THEATER. In front of an audience and a jury consisting of filmmakers and industry professionals from the fields of directing, agency, casting and production. The jury will be chaired by the caster Uwe Bünker.

This year’s motto is: UM|BRUCH

The artists have only the empty stage at their disposal as well as a microphone and exactly 3 minutes to convince the audience and the jury of their talent.

The most convincing performance will be awarded a prize of 500 euros the following evening at the festival’s general awards ceremony.

The winner will be invited to be a member of the jury at Snowdance Top13 the following year.

DATE: February 3, 2023 | 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Grillo-Theater | Theaterplatz 11 | 45127 Essen
ENTRANCE: 5 euros

Conditions of participation:

The competition is aimed at professional actors and actresses with a completed acting training and/or at least. 3-year work experience. Travel to Essen of 100 kilometers or more will receive a flat-rate travel allowance of 75 euros.

To apply by January 10, 2023 , all that is required is an email with a link to the showreel and a three-liner that provides a good rationale for being invited to this contest 🙂

Please send with the keyword Top13 to:

From the entries, 13 participants will be selected by a pre-selection jury and invited to Essen.


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