Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema,

Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema

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

Sample Reel

Frame from "Home Alone" (Israel, 2013)

Adi Halfin

View our 5-minute reel.

In the News

Sans Souci is celebrating our 15th Anniversary! 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. Stay tuned for more screenings than ever before, with events in Colorado, with our national screening partners, and at events in the U.K., Brazil, and Trinidad & Tobago. To help us spread the dance-for-camera love, click "Donate Now through BCAA" button on the left.

2018 Call for Entries

Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema invites submissions of works that integrate dance and cinematography for exhibition in Boulder, Colorado, USA in Fall 2018.

We encourage submissions from all artists
regardless of credentials and affiliations.

Early Bird Deadline April 25

Final Deadline May 11

Curatorial Criteria

Curatorial Criteria: We're interested in film and video works that integrate dance and cinematography. When choosing works for exhibition and installation we consider thoughtful forms and themes, investigative / innovative / experimental approaches, choreographic creativity, virtuosic performance, production values, audience appeal, and program fit. None of these criteria is a must; none is more important than the others; excellence in any one or two areas may be sufficient for acceptance. Shorts are preferred. Documentaries and animations will be considered. Note that we are not interested in simple recordings of dance on a proscenium stage — cinematic elements must be an integral part of the entry.

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.