Cinedans Dance on Screen Festival


Years running: 19 (since 2004)

Cinedans Dance on Screen Festival

International dance film festival.


Cinedans – Dance on Screen Festival is unique – in the Netherlands and in the world. The central focus of the festival is on dance film. Cinedans sees the ideal dance film as a true synthesis between the two media of dance and cinematography. At Cinedans the emphasis lies on choreographies created specifically for the camera and on special film adaptations of existing dance performances.

The festival also features a selection of special documentaries and retrospectives. Approximately 60 films from all over the world will be screened at this year’s festival. In addition to the film programme, Cinedans festival 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. Dance film is no longer ‘movement on the black screen’, with new forms being developed such as installations, video clips, interactive projects and more. Contemporary dance films are often autonomous art works with a language of their own and an expressiveness that cannot be pigeonholed. Cinedans closely follows these movements. In addition to the film programme, the festival focuses on various forms of crossover projects and media installations that involve movement.

Cinedans also organises Cinedans on Tour, travelling all over the world to screen selections from its film programme. Workshops and lectures for professionals are often part of the touring programme.



  • Work not older than 3 years,
  • films with a clear connection to dance, choreography or movement,
  • max. 3 submissions per filmmaker.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Submit your film by filling out our entry form;
  • Provide an online link to view the film in the entry-form (and password, if applicable); 
  • Upload a film-still (preferably .jpg);
  • Pay the entry-fee via PayPal or bank (for details see below);
  • Check if you received the confirmation email.

Note: If you have no online preview link for the film, you can send the film with Wetransfer or dropbox to or via post to our office at Entrepotdok 4, 1018 AD Amsterdam.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Janine Dijkmeijer: Co founder and Artistic Director
Martine Dekker: Financial manager




Official Website



Marion Poeth
Entrepotdok 4
1018 AD Amsterdam
The Netherlands


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Regular Deadline
    October 01, 2021
  • Event Dates
    23 — 27 March 2022
Categories & Fees

Shorts (films between 1 - 20min)

  • Regular Deadline — €20

Documentaries, Performance Relay, Installation proposals films longer than 25min.

  • Regular Deadline — free

Films finished while the filmmaker was enrolled in an educational program. Shorts, features, documentary, performance relay, animation, music video, experimental work, stereoscopic (3d). films between 1 - 25min.

  • Regular Deadline — free
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