Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema,

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

Upcoming Events

Coming Soon: 2019 Call for Entries

For the 16th marvelous season, Sans Souci will be announcing its annual call for entries in early spring. We'll be accepting dance cinema works from around the world exclusively through FilmFreeway, to be curated by a panel of experts and programmed for screening events throughout Boulder County, USA. If you want to receive the call directly, please click the "Join Email List" link to the left.

SSF: Brazilian Edition

Sans Souci is hopping a plane... to Brazil! We couldn't be more pleased to announce a few "first-evers" for us: the first time we had a second call-for-entries in the same year, the first time we'll be co-producing an event in South America, and the first time we'll specifically highlight artists from Brazil in their own event. What a treat! For more info you can visit the event website or our FilmFreeway page.

Click here to see the article about on SSF's 15th season by CU's Arts & Sciences Magazine.

Sample Reel

2019 is SSF's 16th Season

In addition to our usual call for entries coming out in early spring and all the local screenings, we'll keep producing events with our U.S. screening partners, and create unique events with our International Touring Program. To find out more about upcoming additions to this season, just scroll up! To help us spread the dance-for-camera love, click "Donate Now through BCAA" button on the left.

Image by J. Akiyama, Audience engaging in installation of "WOMB" (2016, Switzerland) directed by Gilles Jobin.

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.


Image by J. Akiyama, from the live multi-media performance "Wild-er-ness" (2017) by Ana Baer and Heike Salzer.