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During Cinedans FEST ’24, we hand out awards to the winners of our International Short Film Competition. Cinedans, makes €5,000,- available for the Best Short and €2,000,- for the second prize of encouragement.

All awards will be announced during the closing ceremony of the festival, on Sunday 24th, 20:00 - 22:00, in Cinema 2.


- Originality and evidence of authorship

- Content and meaning

- Originality of concept and clarity of script

- Synergy between dance and film

- Camera work and editing as a contribution to this synergy. 

- Quality of choreography and dance

- Role and meaning of sound

Claudia Rosiny studied theatre, film and television sciences in Cologne and Amsterdam. From 1991 till 2007 she codirected the festival “Berner Tanztage”. She completed her PhD at the University of Bern in 1997 with a research project on video dance, which was published by Chronos publishing house in Zurich in 1999. From 1998 to 2007, she set up and ran a forum for media and design in Bern. In 2008/2009, she spent six months in New York City on a grant from Canton Bern. After that she worked until 2012 among others as a project manager and consultant for the Swiss Dance Collection in Zurich and Lausanne (today SAPA, Swiss Archive of the Performing Arts). Selected publications: Tanz Film. Intermediale Beziehungen zwischen Mediengeschichte und moderner Tanzästhetik, Bielefeld: transcript 2013; Zeitgenössischer Tanz. Körper, Konzepte, Kulturen, Bielefeld: transcript, 2007. 

At the moment Claudia Rosiny is responsible for the promotion of the performing arts at the Federal Office for Culture in Bern, Switzerland.

Zeynep Gündüz is a teacher and researcher in dance, media, and performance. She holds a BA diploma in classical ballet from Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey and has studied modern dance at the Academy for Theater and Dance (ATD). Following her dance degree, Zeynep has completed a BA and MA in Media Studies (University of Amsterdam) and has gained her Ph.D degree on dance and new media in 2012 at the University of Amsterdam. As researcher Zeynep has recently completed the Mobile Choreography Project (creating films with mobile phones) and multiple perspective storytelling in VR (together with PIPS:lab). She currently teaches Dance Studies at the Academy for Theater and Dance (ATD) and at Fontys Dance Arts in Context in Tilburg. Zeynep co-initiated ‘Sinemadans Ankara’ dance film festival in Ankara/Turkey in collaboration with Cinedans and advices dancefilm projects in dance academies in the Netherlands. As a researcher, Zeynep is involved in the Cinedans Dutch Dance Film Archive Project.

Kaveh Nabatian is an Iranian-Canadian director and musician whose evocative filmmaking has brought to life stories from the margins of society and across the world: Haiti, Nunavut, New York and beyond. With a restless creative spirit that transcends genre boundaries, he aspires to make films that have the immediacy of music and the energy and poetry of dance.

His film work ranges from A Crack in Everything, a feature doc about Leonard Cohen, to the experimental anthology feature The Seven Last Words, to his Canadian Screen Award-nominated feature narrative debut, the Cuba-set and shot Sin La Habana. His cinematic collaborations with musicians and dancers include projects with Aurora, Arcade Fire, The Barr Brothers, Leif Vollebekk, Clara Furey, and Axelle Munezero. Kaveh is an IFP Narrative Lab fellow, and an alumnus of TIFF Writers Studio, Berlinale Talents, TIFF Talent Lab, and TIFF Pitch This.

Kaveh's most recent film, the award-winning Kite Zo A: Leave the Bones, is a sensorial documentary feature shot in Haiti, made in collaboration with Haitian musicians, poets, Vodou priests, fishermen, and daredevil rollerbladers, and will be screened in this years’ Cinedans FEST on Friday night 20.15 in cinema 2 in Eye.

FEST on Friday night 20.15 in cinema 2 in Eye.