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17th Annual Festival Season

Our Seventeenth Annual Festival Season began with 4 free virtual screenings and 2 weeks of live online events for the Brazilian Edition, and then went on to two sold out nights at the Dairy Arts Center's Drive-In Cinema (Boulder, Colorado, USA). We've been invited back for a fresh, new program at the Drive-In, but if you're only able to be with us online, you can tune in for our Covid-19/Quarantine Challenge Selections-- follow us on Instagram for sneak peeks! The season culminates with our annual Premiere Event in collaboration with the University of Colorado Boulder in September and October. In addition to our last virtual screening, we'll host 4 live online Artist Chats, to dig deeper into the films. Watch, learn, create, and engage!



Covid-19/Quarantine Challenge: Sept 25 - Oct 2

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. The Brazilian Edition of the Covid Category screened in August, but we've got a whole new selection coming up in September, in a brand new virtual screening available for free from Sept 25 - Oct 2. Follow us on Instagram @sanssoucifest to see some sneak peek releases!

Dancing on the Edge of Cinema: Sept 25 - 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 mark your calendars!

New Films the Dairy Drive-In: Oct 4

Back by popular demand at the Dairy Arts Center's new outdoor Drive-In Cinema! Join us as SSF returns to the Dairy for yet another exciting season, sure to entertain, intrigue, and challenge viewers. This one-hour program consists of 12 films hailing from the U.S., Indonesia, Brazil, France, and Slovenia. We're calling this program "The World's Heart is Still Beating" because it's full of films the SSF team thought could bring insight and inspiration to viewers in these extraordinary times. While not kid-centric, the films are appropriate for viewers age 6 & up.

NDEO National Conference: October 23

We are so pleased to have been selected to present a session at the 22nd Annual National Dance Education Organization Conference this October. Rosely Conz, Bailey Anderson, and Michelle Bernier will be representing Sans Souci in a Session titled “Empathy through the Screen: Implications for Creating, Curating, and Screening Dance Cinema.” Together, we’ll explore some current research into kinesthetic empathy as it relates to dance film, touch on its implications for curating a festival or screening, and enjoy an embodied watching of some SSF Archive films. Session is open to conference participants only; register at the link above.

In the News

We've been noticed! Kalene McCourt's lovely article in the Boulder Daily Camera highlighted our screening at the Dairy Drive-In at the end of August, which was also a Camera Top Pick. We also had many press mentions in Brazil for our Brazilian Edition in August, including a few TV spots. Like or follow our Facebook page for new mentions as they come up.

Voting for Audience Choice Awards

Watched a show and ready to vote? Tell us your top 3 favorite films from each screening, and the winning films will receive an Audience Choice Award at the end of the season.

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