For the 16th marvellous season, Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema proudly announces its call for entries of dance cinema submissions from around the world, to be screened at events in Boulder County, Colorado (USA), and potentially for our national and international tours.

Where: Dairy Arts Center (and other venues), Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.

When: Fall 2019

Deadline for applications: Early Bird Deadline – $35 – March 20 • Final Deadline – $50 – April 19

The Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema invites submissions of film and video works that integrate dance and cinematography. We encourage submissions from all artists regardless of credentials and affiliations.
• Early Bird Deadline – $35 – March 20
• Final Deadline – $50 – April 19
• Accepted artists notified by July 30
• Screenings from September to November

Submit via FilmFreeway:

Curatorial Criteria
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. 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.

Art-oriented shorts under 16 minutes are strongly preferred. Short documentaries will be considered. This year we will primarily be screening dance shorts of 16 minutes or less. While the length limit is 30 minutes, the films we do screen at that length tend to be dance documentaries. We are most interested in dance films that integrate the aesthetics of dance and film and are an appropriate length in relationship to their treatment and style.

Films submitted marked as “Student” or “First-time Filmmaker” will be curated in our “Emerging Artist” Category. If accepted, the work will be so designated in the program.

If your film is accepted, we may reach out to you in the future to share your work for our touring program. While we usually don’t have the budget to fund screening fees for these events, we deeply appreciate your generosity in sharing your work to help us develop a wider audience for screen dance.

How to apply:
Please read the complete rules and regulations here, and then follow the link to FilmFreeway to submit.

Costs for participants:
Early Bird Deadline – $35 – March 20
Final Deadline – $50 – April 19

Contact details:

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