Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema,

Sans Souci is a niche film festival specializing in dance cinema and incorporating live performance.

Upcoming Events

Announcing: SSF at Texas State

Sans Souci will be returning to Texas State University San Marcos this February as part of our Screening Partners Program. W're so glad to be visiting the Dept of Theatre and Dance once again! See the line-up under upcoming events.

Coming Soon: SSF Brazil 2019

Sans Souci is hopping a plane... to Brazil! We couldn't be more pleased to announce a few "first-evers" for us: the first time we'll have a second call-for-entries in the same year, the first time we'll be co-producing an event in South America, and the first time we'll specifically highlight artists from Brazil in their own event. What a treat! For more info you can visit the event website or our FilmFreeway page.

Click here to see the article about on SSF's 15th season by CU's Arts & Sciences Magazine.

Sample Reel

15th Anniversary Season

Sans Souci is celebrating 15 years! We kicked off the year with a touring edition of the festival at the Firehouse Arts Center in Longmont, Co, with short films and live performance featuring Life/Art Dance Ensemble, and local filmmakers Tara Rynders and Rachel Oliver Young. Then, we ventured with screening partners new and old to bring SSF films to college campuses as part of two regional ACDA conferences, as well as a screening at the University of Roehampton (U.K.).
We'll keep producing events with our U.S. screening partners, and create unique events with our International Touring Program. To find out more about upcoming additions to this eventful anniversary season, just scroll up! To help us spread the dance-for-camera love, click "Donate Now through BCAA" button on the left.

Image by J. Akiyama, Audience engaging in installation of "WOMB" (2016, Switzerland) directed by Gilles Jobin.

Film, Video, Camera, Cinema?

We thought about calling ourselves a Dance Film Festival, a Video Dance Festival, a Dance Video Festival, a ScreenDance Festival, or a Dance for Camera Festival but we settled on Festival of Dance Cinema because that seems to cover the bases best.


Image by J. Akiyama, from the live multi-media performance "Wild-er-ness" (2017) by Ana Baer and Heike Salzer.