Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, SansSouciFest.org

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

Upcoming Events


Our season continues with a fresh new take on our screenings at The Boedecker Cinema at the Dairy Arts Center. This year, we're featuring lots of documentaries which illuminate dance and the lives of dancers across the globe, in and among our regular screenings of spectacular and experimental dance shorts.
And, thanks to generous support from the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission, we've got two screenings in Lafayette. Bring your kiddos to the family friendly screening at the Lafayette Library, or join us for a more grown up event at our newest venue, The Collective Community Arts Center.




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

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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.
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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.

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