Cinedans FEST is unique in the Netherlands and in the world, celebrating dance film as genre and art form. Cinedans sees the ideal dance film as a true synthesis between the media of dance and cinematography. At Cinedans FEST the emphasis lies on choreographies which are created specifically for the camera and on special film adaptations of existing dance performances.
Cinedans FEST also features a selection of special documentaries and retrospectives. Approximately 60 films from all over the world are screened each year. In addition to the film programme, Cinedans FEST organises readings, debates and workshops for professionals and other interested parties.
In the ever-changing media landscape, creators are increasingly seeking different ways to tell their stories. New media and modern technology have entered the scene bringing new possibilities and insights with new forms being developed such as installations, video clips, interactive projects and more. Cinedans closely follows these movements. In addition to the film programme, the festival presents various forms of crossover projects and media installations that involve movement.
Cinedans also organises Cinedans TOUR, traveling all over the world to screen selections from its film programme. Workshops and lectures for professionals are often part of the touring programme.
is the education and talent development department of Cinedans. The LAB engages young makers and new talent with the development of dance film and stimulates research. It also offers practical, productional and artistic advice to young and experienced makers.
Cinedans LAB has developed a series of trajectories. We organise hands-on workshops, labs and (interactive) lectures on script writing, filming dance and editing. We pay special attention to new technological developments such as VR and interactive possibilities. Cinedans LAB also coaches students and professional makers with developing their work.
Cinedans WEB will bridge the gap between the online and offline experience of the festival. During Cinedans FEST, our web editors Michael Screbo and Maxi Meissner will report on the festival activities, assisted by students from Artez, Fontys and IVKO. Cinedans WEB will feature interviews with filmmakers, special insights into the making-of processes, exclusive videos and much more.
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