Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, SansSouciFest.org

Sans Souci, based in Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A., is a niche film festival specializing in dance cinema and incorporating live performance.

Brazilian Edition Aug 10-24


Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema is proud to collaborate with our friends Dançaberta Dance Research Group and Universidade Estadual de Campinas to bring you our second Brazilian Edition of the festival, highlighting works by local Brazilian artists and Brazilians abroad, and bringing international screendance artists together in conversation. Round table discussions, lectures, audience Q&As, and workshops will present an abundance of opportunities over 2 weeks to connect with the films you can watch right here on our website for free. Don't forget to visit our sister site, SansSouciBrasil.com to see everything in Portuguese.

Announcing 17th Season

Sans Souci is pleased to announce the full schedule of events for our Seventeenth Annual Festival Season and Brazilian Edition. Peruse the links on this page to explore the screenings and live events we have to offer.
Here's a quick teaser, featuring just a few of our selections from our 2020 season. We'll have FREE virtual screenings, ticketed screenings, and an event at the Drive-In Cinema at Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, Colorado, USA. In addition, we'll host tons of live online events, including workshops, lectures, round table talks, and more. Watch, learn, create, and engage!

Covid-19/Quarantine Challenge: August & September

In March 2020, SSF put out a challenge to dance filmmakers around the world: using recycled or new footage, create a dance film of 2 minutes or less. The idea was to get artists working on new projects while self-quarantining, and we asked them to submit something that was fresh work, edited recently, even if the footage used was older. We curated them into 2 programs: Covid Challenge (Sept 24 - Oct 2), and Covid Challenge: Brazilian Edition (Aug 10-24). Follow us on Instagram @sanssoucifest to see some sneak peek releases!

SSF @ the Dairy Drive-In: Aug 30 at sunset

Join us as SSF returns to the Dairy for yet another exciting season, but this time, it's a drive-in movie! Be ready for some physically-distanced fun at the Dairy's new outdoor Drive-In Cinema. From a contemporary site-specific work filmed at Moab, to gender-bending cyborg sci-fi animation meets experimental choreography, to a song of seven pregnant women in chairs at the beach, to a dance filmed entirely underwater, this program has something for every palate. This is a curated selection of 11 films hailing from the U.S., Australia, Belgium, France, and Italy. Tickets are $25/car, available now through Dairy Arts Center.

Dancing on the Edge of Cinema: Sept 24 - Oct 2

Once again we partner with our friends at the University of Colorado Boulder's Department of Theatre & Dance to bring you our 17th Annual Premiere Event. Including many of the top-scoring films curated by SSF and CU-THDN's faculty and alumni, this ticketed online screening will be available for one week on CU Presents Digital, with tickets at only $10, and $7 for students, available soon through CU Presents. Due to Covid-19 shutdowns, our 'premiere' will be online at the end of our season, representing the culmination of our 2020 events. We'll host four live online Artist Chats this week as well, so stay tuned for how to engage.

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