Cinematica is an international festival that deals specifically with the image-movement relationship in the visual and performing arts.
The festival, along with the programme that includes video and film screenings, performances, exhibitions, installations and laboratories, wants to convey new trends in audiovisual and performance experimentations, with a strong focus on bodily and perceptual root. The leitmotif of the X edition (end of October / Ancona-IT) is 'DE ANIMA'. With this Latin expression which is also the title of one of Aristotle's most important works, we intend to explore the soul and spiritual theme, but also that of "giving life", of animating things, people, inanimate objects. After dedicating the 2021 edition to the theme of Touch, 2022 to Natura Naturans, it seems to us that three years after the pandemic event, time has come to get closer to consciousness and the most spiritual forms of existence. We await videodance projects, in any form or language, that go beyond the material boundaries of the body to deliver the deep sense of giving life, of animating, or being in contact with the soul and the ritual side of one's self, also in relation to different forms of existence in other worlds, including that of the Metaverse. On this theme, expressed with the utmost freedom, we collect artistic proposals for the 2023 edition of the Festival.



-Finalist will be possibly screened in other venues of videodance festival as our partners

Quality Jury Prize (1000€)
Organization Prize
Public Prize

The organization reserves the right to choose, from among the shortlisted, an author to whom possibly entrust a videodance future project set in Marche Region.

Artists of all ages and nationalities (including artists associated) in the different sections indicated below with a resume assets of at least three years of professional experience (post training).

We accept works that respond to the theme of the fifth edition of Cinematica festival in the VIDEODANCE section. We accepts works of video dance (no recordings of performances) of max 5 minutes duration. Will be selected works that have a strong focus on fitting in relation to choreography or that convey a sense of motion (not necessarily human and choreographycal in the strict sense) through the language of film and / or animation. We also accept AI based opera, 360 video, mixed media reality film.

The outcome of the evaluation will be communicated to selected artists.
VIDEODANCE section: a shortlist of video will be choosed by the organization and viewed (in presence or online) during the days of the festival. First Prize will be awarded by a jury of at least three experts (Quality Jury Prize). Other prizes will be given at the discretion of the organization.

Subjecting the work, the participant accepts that it can be presented at the Festival and that the material will be published on the festival website or given to the press for promotional purposes. It authorizes the Cinematica Festival and the organizing Association (Ventottozerosei) to store the material and make it available through the Festival web site.
The finalists of the IX edition will be screened in side events on other festival partners. All images rights of the project will remain to the artist. The Organization is also authorized to document through the holding of the event at every stage audio video recordings or images.

Overall Rating
  • Incredibly artistic festival with amazing communications and truly incredible lineup of speakers, installations, films and outdoor performances and activities around the concept of nature. So beautiful all of it.

    November 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Robin! It was a pleasure to host your inspiring dance film!🤗


    Incredible people! Incredible city! Incredible festival!
    Our team was so glad to be a part of this festival!

    April 2019
    Response from festival:

    Sorry for not answering till now! we didn't see the notification e-mail!!!! it was so for us to have here, hope to see u soon again!!!!!
    bye!!! Simona, Adriana, Alessandro