Since 2018, in partnership with Un Festival c'est trop court! the Nice European short film festival, the Nice Dance Film has been celebrating the beauty of the body and movement, and the intersecting writings of dance and cinema, thanks to the partnership forged over several years between Laurent Trémeau, artistic director of the festival, and Éric Oberdorff.
In addition to the films screened, the Nice Dance Film invites every year an international dance film personality as its guest of honor. We have therefore welcome in the past years artists such as Joëlle Bouvier, Luc Riolon, Tanin Torabi, Helena Jonsdottir and Bintou Dembélé.
Our umbrella festival, "Un Festival c’est trop court!" European Short Film Festival of Nice, France, was first launched in 2000. It has become over the years a central meeting point for young European creation in the field of short films. The Festival has also been able to anchor itself in the cultural landscape as a flagship event of the cinema season on the Côte d'Azur.

> open to short films using dance and movement in their purpose or as narrative device. Video clips and documentaries are not admissible.
> film length must be under 25 minutes
> open to all european productions and coproductions from countries listed below: Albania, Germany, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldavia, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, the United Kingdom, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine.
> non French-speaking film must be subtitled in French or English.
> the person in charge of film submission certifies he/she has all film, musicals and all artistic rights required for the film. Otherwise the festival declines all responsibilities.
If selected.
> you will be asked to send a verified and subtitled DCP copy + subtitled ProRes file (.mov)
> > films copies must be sent one month before the festival's opening night.

Overall Rating
  • Damien Bourletsis

    Très bon Acceuil de la part de toute l'équipe, prise en charge et accompagnement ! Un festival large avec de belles sélections et des choses très hétéroclites !
    Merci pour tout

    March 2022
  • Tanin Torabi

    I was there for Nice Dance Film festival this time with my film In Plain Sight.
    Everything was fabulous! Nice curation, wonderful people and hosting, gorgeous city and place. Thank you for having me and for the had work!

    October 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much, dear Tanin, for being with us during this 2021 édition of Nice Dance Film. Such a pleasure for all of us to host the talented and generous artist which your are. Nice Dance Film's audience will never forget the talk after the screening. Nor will the students who had the chance to meet you and your fabulous films.

  • Tuixén Benet

    Very good communication, I loved to be a part of the festival!

    October 2020