We invite creators to Make a dance film in 5 days, experiment and share art in a nice environment. LAB for PROFESSIONALS and those who want to become one... With CALARTS leader and mentor Francesca Penzani...

Film Lab & Art Camp - July 8th-12th at R.E.D. - EINAWOOD
SØNDANZ FLAC is a 5 complete days mentorship film laboratory open to artists of dance, visual, writing and sound that are already working on a project or in the process of starting one.
OBJECTIVE: The aim is to originate a community to produce art, play, experiment, collaborate and celebrate together each other’s works. Germinating and testing ideas through playful collaboration/experimentation, feedback, meeting and conversation.
CULINARY EXPERIENCE AND FILM PROGRAMS: Daily community dinners that the participants will help to prepare and cook (in rotation), therefore generating also a culinary experience, accompanied by watching films programmed under RIFF, the ongoing film festival located at the same venue.
CRITERION ACTIVITIES: Daily meetings will be held to share and show the work in progress and get critique and feedback.
Sessions will also include movement, music, walks, drawings, playing and dining.
REQUIREMENTS: The participants will bring their equipment for their process: camera, editing software, and computer. Every participant is responsible for their own equipment and knowledge of the equipment and software they intend to use, as no video/editing training will be taught.
RIFF will provide projectors and canvas.
LEADER: Francesca Penzani. She's from Italy, but has been based in Los Angeles for the last 20 years where she has been a professor in Dance films at the California Institute of The Arts (CALARTS). She is also a filmmaker, choreographer, dancer, teacher, mentor.
“SØNDANZ FLAC is a safe ground for experimentation, development, production and celebration. May be some cool projects will take off or may be this is a place for making mistakes and see where an idea can generate other possibilities.”
Francesca N. Penzani
FINAL SHOWING: SØNDANZ FLAC will conclude with an open showing on July 12th, followed by a tapas dinner organized by RIFF.
CLOSING CEREMONY: Participants are also welcome to join RIFF closing ceremony, screening a tango documentary followed by a Tango and Salsa concert, and a closing party.
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: The call is to select up to 10 participants to be selected by Francesca Penzani.
PRICE: 1000 NOK for the complete SØNDANZ FLAC
BED: 100 NOK per night for earlier registrations
Food*: 250 NOK per day

REGISTRATION and more information: http://www.riff-festival.com/soslashndanz-flac.html
You can buy the ticket for SØNDANZ FLAC in FilmFreeway, please contact us: riff.elsa.tr@gmail.com, riff.madeline@gmail.com, riff.dac.official@gmail.com

RIFF FOURTH EDITION will take place on July 5th-12th, 2019.
This festival was born in July 2015. It is settled on a farm overlooking Eina Lake, just outside Oslo. Surrounded by breathtaking Norwegian countryside.
Its mission is to build a bridge between the different fields of performing, as well as visual art, and the film industry; hence the subtitle: dance-art-cinema. The festival aims to show films that have a strong element of movement and dance including expressions such as screendance, art films, more traditional and conventional short films and full feature films.

We are aiming to develop RIFF as an important arena to show films of excellence; a platform to give workshops and master talks; a place for special guests and public to share thoughts, knowledge and experiences.
We have celebrated RIFF PRELUDE EDITION in 2015, RIFF FIRST EDITION in 2016 and so on. During the SECOND EDITION in 2017 and the THIRD EDITION in 2018, we showed each edition between 35- 44 films from all genres at our main venue, the R.E.D. ARENA, as well as built a Drive-In-Movie-Theatre, an outdoor cinema in the outskirts of the farm in the woods where we screened some feature films on a huge screen at midnight.

During four years that the festival has been running, we have offered live performances, shooting stars, concerts, red carpet, panel conversations, laboratories, and much much more.

The awards list in 2018 is:
Jury Award:
"Harab", by Wiam Al-Zabari and Krisztina de Chatel. Iraq and the Netherlands.
"Omar", by Virginia García and Damián Muñoz. Spain
"Limit", by Javad Daraei. Iran
Honorary mentions:
“Hands On” (Documentary), by Marites Carino. Canada
“Vanitas”, by Vinícius Cardoso. Brazil.
Audience Award:
"NAU", by Amy Secada and Daniel Garica. USA.

As the Hollywood sign was erected in Los Angeles in 1923, Einawood was founded as a neighborhood where motion picture industry is emerging. EINAWOOD sign was inaugurated in Eina, Norway, on July 20th, 2017. The event was leaded by Ella Fiskum, Yolanda M. Guadarrama and Madeline Wood, RIFF Team: director, curator and visual creator of the sign. It is a playful action and also it is reality, as everything happens in the motion picture world.

RIFF is based at R.E.D. (Residency Eina Danz), which is an international, national and regional arena for arts and culture, running with a full year residency program, production house and stage for dance, film, art and interdisciplinary cultural expressions, located at Nyland farm in Eina, Norway. It has been recognised as a Regional Competence Centre for Dance since 2018, founded by Arts Council Norway, Norwegian Film Institute and Oppland County. It is located one hour and ten minutes from Oslo.
R.E.D. was founded by Ella Fiskum in 2012-2013.

All the selected films will be part of the official selection and will get the RIFF PALM LOGO and a publicity poster.

- Jury Award.
- Honorary Mention.
- Audience Award.
All the winners will be granted a residency at R.E.D. in Norway.
The residency consist of free lodging, free work space, and an official showing arranged by R.E.D.
Check information about R.E.D in this site: https://reddanz.com/program/residencies.html

We are opening the submission to find those hidden crucial films we need to select, those films out of our normal reach and more.
-We are looking for films which have strong elements of movement and dance, including expressions such as:
Art Films
Short Films
Feature Films
Documentary Films on Dance
-We call for films with opened meanings and universal contents, ranging from abstract to strong narrative elements, from experimental and poetic to action driven, having different styles and genre, but always composed with solid visual elements.
-The length of Screendance, Art Film and Short Film pieces must be from 1 to 20 minutes.
-The length of Documentary Films must be from 1 to 60 minutes.
-The creator or who submits the film needs to declare to owe the total author rights of the film.
-A creator can submit up to 2 films.
-If needed, and your film is selected, we would ask for English subtitles in the film.
-The fee to participate with Screendance, Art Film and Short Film is 20 USD in Early Deadline, 25 USD in Regular Deadline and 35 USD in Late Deadline.
-The fee to participate with a Documentary Film is 25 USD in Early Deadline, 30 USD in Regular Deadline and 38 USD in Late Deadline.
-The fee to participate with a feature film is 35 USD in Early Deadline, 40 USD in Regular Deadline and 45 USD in Late Deadline.
-The submission will be opened from February 10th to May 10th, 2019.
-If your film is accepted, we will need your film in good quality before June 10th.
-Ask for a Waiver Discount to riff.dac.official@gmail.com if you have been part of the official selection in previous editions.
For further questions write to: riff.dac.official@gmail.com

Overall Rating
  • Fu LE

    A very positive place in the Norwegian forest for dance, cinema and many other artistic events. I wish to come back there :)

    January 2020
  • Pablo Hadis

    A great film festival with a real passion for dance and film. They program films from submissions and support independent filmmakers. Communication was perfect from the first day. Highly recommended!

    August 2019
  • Jesús Pérez

    Great organization and communication. Good Job.

    August 2019
  • This festival looks like a blast! Thanks for including my film, "The Big Race". I wish I could have attended. I enjoyed seeing the behind the scenes videos posted during the festival. I felt like I was there! Congratulations on another successful run and I'm looking forward to next year.

    July 2019
  • Francesca Penzani

    Great Festival, Great Hosts and Organization. Beautiful place and amazing spaces where to watch all the diverse films. Bravo!!

    August 2018