Film Festival 


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS — Virtual Dental Expo

VDX2020 Film Festival Submissions

Meeting Theme: Innovations in Dentistry

Submission Deadline: August 30, 2020

Call for Abstracts and Posters -- A New Twist

​VDX2020 Film Festival is an innovative approach to abstract and poster presentations in a virtual format.  Here's how to submit your abstract or poster as a feature film. 


The VDX2020 Film Festival extends an invitation for participants to submit a video abstract or poster session for its Feature Film Sessions for any films specifically related to Innovations in Dentistry: Improving Patient Outcomes.  If you are producing a video that showcases dental innovation and technology, please consider submitting it and sharing with our worldwide audience. As a participant in a feature session, you will be asked to attend the session and participate in a discussion on your film.

VDX2020 Film Festival showcases animations, documentaries, narratives, shorts, public service announcements, educational videos, and related films that demonstrate, educate, inspire, and encourage Innovation in Dentistry to Improve Patient Outcomes. The Film Festival screens films from around the world that explore and highlight dental innovation locally, nationally, and globally. Festival organizers welcome all film submissions, including independent, community-created, and student-created films. All submissions are peer-reviewed and scored before selection.

Membership and Attendance Requirements

All film festival submitters must be registered for the event. Register Here

Film/Video Eligibility

Eligible submissions should meet specific criteria. Criteria Here

Submitting a Film/Video

Films must be submitted with a synopsis or summary of the work (200 words or less). The film synopsis should include the following information:  Ready to Get Started?

  • Description of the film

  • Intended audience

  • Supporting evidence or objective for the film’s message

  • Mention of campaigns or programs that are linked to the film (if any to date)

Film submissions must meet the following guidelines:

  • The submitter must be affiliated with the film and an author of the abstract or poster.

  • Be accessible to an English language audience (film is in English or has English subtitles)

  • Abstracts and Poster Sessions are presented as Films and must be uploaded in an MP4 format.

  • The preferred sizes are 1920x1080 for high definition and 720x480 for standard definition. 

  • If you wish to submit accompanying materials or have difficulty uploading your video to our online platform, please contact our Film Festival coordinator here.

  • Films must reflect credible, science-based facts and recommendations and must not misrepresent or distort facts. Citations must be provided. 

  • Films must be non-promotional and unbiased. No logos or product references. 

  • No copyright infringement. Photo credits and permissions made available.

  • Examples of submitters: Dental Students, Researchers, Dental Clinicians. 

Topics may include:

  • Emerging Technology

  • Laser Dentistry

  • Dental Photography

  • Oral Pathology

  • Nutrition

  • Digital Dentistry

  • Implantology

  • Periodontology

  • Orthodontics

  • Pedodontics

Here's How to Get Started:

  • Special Patient Care

  • Ergonomics

  • COVID-19

  • Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Geriatric Dentistry

  • Public Health Dentistry

  • 3-D Printing

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Endodontics

  • Occlusal Function


August 1

Submit Initial Inquiry. See below

August 14

Deadline to submit signed agreement.

August 30

Deadline to upload presentation.

Film Festival Questions

Questions? Contact us