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.

Image above is a frame from Above the light (2016, UK)
by Heike Salzer, Jack Laidlaw & Jennifer Essex,
screening Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 & Monday, Sept. 26.

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

Upcoming Events in Boulder County

Sans Souci at the Boe
Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016 & Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016
Different programs at each screening.
Boedecker Theater at the Dairy Arts Center
View the program.

A European Evening
Tuesday, November 15 • Free
Lafayette Public Library, 775 W. Baseline Road
Supported by grants from BCAA & Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission
View the program.

Recent Events

Sans Souci at Atlas
Friday, & Saturday, September 2 & 3, 2016
Installations open at 7:00 PM; Screening at 7:30 PM
Different programs each evening.Free
Atlas Center for the Arts, Media,and Performance
University of Colorado
Read the Daily Camera story.

Film Meets Dance
Saturday June 25th, 2016 at 7pm
Louisville Arts Center
801 Grant Ave, Louisville, CO
View the program.

Kids + Dance + Film
Saturday, October 8, 3:00 pm • Free
Family-friendly (suggested ages 5 & up)
Lafayette Public Library, 775 W. Baseline Road
Supported by grants from BCAA & Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission
View the program.

Sans Souci at Canyon Theater
Mondays, Sept. 26 & Oct. 24 2016 at 6:00 PM
Different programs each evening.Free
Canyon Theater, Boulder Public Library
1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302
View the program.

Sample Reel

Frame from "Home Alone" (Israel, 2013)

Adi Halfin

View our 5-minute reel.

Call for Entries

Our 2016 Call for Entries is closed.
Expect our next call in Spring 2017.
Join our email list to be notified.

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,
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.