"Cinedanza Festival" is an International Screendance Contest and Festival. It'll take place in Modena (October 22nd, 23rd, 24th) and is organized by Drama Teatro, Supercinema Estivo, Circolo Ribalta and ARCI Modena.

The aim of "Cinedanza Festival" is to promote screendance in Italy through a competition and a three-days-festival. You'll see films from all over the world and talk with dancers, choreographers, directors, video-makers and artists from Italy and Europe.
Lectures, meetings, screenings and much more!

Cinedanza Festival wants to become a point of reference for Italian artists and not only, a festival in which to deepen the screendance and the related arts.

This third edition has 2 juryes: the Expert Jury and the Young Jury.

The Expert Jury awards the following prizes:
1) € 800
2) € 400
3) € 200

But there is more! Since Cinedanza has other two partners, the 3 selected films will be screened in 3 more locations and festivals:

Circolo Ribalta in Vignola
Nonantola Film Festival
Supercinema Estivo in Modena

The Young Jury will choose 3 films that will be screened together with the films chosen by the Expert Jury.

- All Films must be submitted to the Cinedanza Festival by 24th August 2021

- The films will undergo a pre-selection by the Expert Jury together with the Artistic Committee. The organization will notify the results to the participants by 24th September 2021.

- Maximum film length is 10 minutes

- The films must be produced after 1st January 2019, we're interested in the last 2 years of screendance world

- The films have to be subtitled in italian or english


> The Official Jury <

> The Young Jury <
- Maximum 7 members
- Under 35 yo
- Chosen by Artistic Committee and FMAV (Higher Education School of the Modena Arti Visive Foundation - Photography Foundation)
By submitting your work to this festival, you give permission for us to screen the film at our official venue and to use your posters/trailers/marketing materials for the promotion of the festival.
Each author is responsible for the content of the submitted work and claims to be the owner of all rights (direct and indirect) of the work.

Overall Rating
  • Cinedanza is a beautiful, still growing and expanding festival with a very interesting program. It's equally a festival where one clearly feels that the people making it happen love to create this space for art, meeting one another and an exchange to happen.
    I had the honour of my work being part of the festival again and also the pleasure to be there in person again this year. I definitely recommend everyone to apply and/or visit the festival, if possible. It's definitely a beautiful experience.

    November 2021
  • Lorenzo Pandolfi

    it was an honor to see my film selected for the Cinedanza festival 2021. When I learned that I was among the winners and that I had been selected by the Young Jury I felt so proud and grateful. Before the festival, the staff was precise and competent and helped me to provide all the necessary information to participate. I wish this festival the best!

    November 2021
  • Quaba Ernest

    It was an honor to have my film, Astomi, screened in the Cinedanza Festival 2021. I'm grateful it was selected by the Young Jury to continue being screened at 3 more festivals (Circolo Ribalta in Vignola, Nonantola Film Festival, & Supercinema Estivo in Modena). Thankful to have been a part of this <3

    November 2021
  • Kate Mitchell

    I was very honored that my film, GOLDEN, was included in the 2020 festival. As we all know, 2020 was a terrible year for film festivals because of the Covid-19 pandemic, so live festivals were almost impossible, which is why I haven't commented on hospitality and networking. But Cinedanza worked hard to figure out a solution and make the online event an exciting one. Although I missed the opportunity to meet other artists and people in the community, on the other hand, the films were undoubtedly seen by more viewers. Thank you, Cinedanza!

    February 2021
  • I couldn't believe it! A festival that has actual prices for the winning films, not just a certificate. Thank you Cinedanza! I was honored to be part of this festival.

    February 2020