Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, SansSouciFest.org

Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema

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

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 September, October, and November, 2016.

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

Deadlines: May 6, 2016 and May 27, 2016

Read more and submit an entry.

Sample Reel

Frame from "Gaia" (2014)

Nick Graalman & Erin Fowler

View our 5-minute reel.

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.