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

Denver Post, September 9, 2016
12 Colorado film festivals to get excited about for fall 2016

Boulder Daily Camera, September 1, 2016
Sans Souci film festival in Boulder embraces live performance

Call for Entries

Our 2016 Call for Entries is closed.
Expect our next call in Spring 2017.
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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, production values, audience appeal, and how the piece will fit with or complement others we are considering. 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.

Being a Video-Choreographer
International Journal of Screendance

Ana Baer, our Artistic Co-Director, was published in current issue of The International Journal of Screendance, Vol. 5 (2015).

Ana shares her views on creating and curating Dance Video in this article entitled Being a Video-Choreographer: Describing the Multifaceted Role of a Choreographer Creating Screendance, coauthored with Heike Salzer of Tees Dance Film Fest.

A frame from Strönd/Beach, 2010
A frame from Strönd/Beach, 2010,
Heike Salzer & Ingi Jensson.

The article is published in tandem with the Tees Dance Film Fest (UK, May 14, 2015) where many of the films cited in the article are screened. See the Sans Souci program.

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.