Cinedans develops projects with various partners in the fields of dance, film and new media.



Point Taken is an interdisciplinary dance film project, initiated by the MediaFonds and the Fonds Podiumkunsten  in cooperation with NTR and Cinedans. For every edition, there are four or five teams of Dutch resident filmmakers and choreographers creating a short film each.
For more information visit
Point Taken films on Vimeo

Found Choreography

Sometimes, dance is suddenly there: in the breathtaking grace of a leaping cat, or in a conductor’s hands that seem to be moving for the sheer pleasure of it. The guest curator for Cinedans 2014 was filmmaker Peter Delpeut. Cinedans invited Delpeut to share his vision on dance film, inspiring him to initiate a community project around ‘found choreography’ – found footage modified to a choreography.

In collaboration with Peter Delpeut, Cinedans set up a blog and issued an open invitation to everyone to submit their own found choreography. During the Cinedans festival in 2014, Delpeut showcased and discussed the best entries.

Take a look at the Found Choreography blog.

Found Choreography travels at the beginning of 2016 to Germany at the Tanzrauschen International Dance on Screen Festival Wuppertal | January 28th – 31st 2016 | die Börse, Wuppertal (DE)

For more information: Tanzrauschen Festival


One minute dance film

For four consecutive years, Cinedans organized in collaboration with the One Minutes and the Dutch Dance Festival, the “One Minute Dance Film Contest”. From more than 150 to 200 entries, the best 30 one minute dance films were selected, from which a jury chose the winner.
Fore more information:
Winner 2013 Video

Cinedans on location

From Friday September 30th till Sunday October 23rd 2011, the foundation ViewMaster and Cinedans presented in Maastricht BodyTalks, video art & cinedans in public space.
BodyTalks is a video art exhibition, in which twenty art and dance films by young, emerging and renowned makers are showcased. The films were projected and displayed in shop windows, empty office buildings and on the streets.
For more information:
Body Talks Trailer 2011

Dance Engine

Together with ICK Amsterdam and game developers Fource Labs, Cinedans developed the interactive dance installation “Dance Engine“.
For more information take a look here:

Cinedan Film Archive

Cinedans is currently working together with ThisWayUp and FilmChief  to make accessible online a dance film archive. The archive will include credits, film stills and trailers of both Dutch and International dance films that have been screened at Cinedans.


Cinedans is actively involved in the distribution of dance films. There is a partnership with the KFP (Korte Film Poule) of EYE and partnerships are being established with several festivals.

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