Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema,

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

Call for Entries - NOW OPEN

SSF is pleased to announce that our annual call for entries is now open for submissions for our 17th festival season! See our Call for Entries page for the complete list of rules, and click the button below to submit. Not ready yet? Keep an eye on our FilmFreeway page or follow our Facebook page to stay up to date on entry fees and deadlines.

Early Deadline: Feb 29, 2020

Final Deadline: Apr 9, 2020

Image above is a frame from Above the light (2016, UK)
by Heike Salzer, Jack Laidlaw & Jennifer Essex.

Envisioning 2020

We kicked off the new decade by creating a new way of enjoying the SSF Archive: a 'take-a-break' room at the CoDEO Annual Conference, where attendees spent a few minutes or more stepping away from the main conference activities and drifting into the world of dance cinema. Also new this spring we hosted a first-of-its-kind themed screening, celebrating Black History Month, featuring works by Black directors, as well as films that celebrate or examine the Black experience in the United States, including featuring prominent Black performers. Next month, we'll host a Women's History Month Screening, featuring and celebrating women in dance cinema. We'll also co-host events with screening partners Texas State University and Metropolitan State University in Denver, and of course we'll be back at Lafayette Public Library for the annual kids' screening.

We've been invited back to do another Brazilian Edition of the festival in Campinas, SP, Brazil, and we can't wait to hop on the plane! But first we'll spend the summer curating new submissions, and creating our first ever community dance film right at home in Boulder, thanks to support from the Boulder Arts Commission.

Our Sponsors and Friends

Sans Souci is so grateful and proud to share that we have been the recipient of three grants recently: from Boulder Arts Commission, Boulder County Arts Alliance, and the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission. Like all arts organizations, we work hard to make the ends meet when putting on our events, and it feels great to be recognized and supported in our mission of bringing dance cinema to Boulder and beyond. We're sending a deep, heartfelt thank-you to these grantors, sponsors, and friends.