DesArts//DesCinés Festival proposes to explore societal issues through the crossed perspectives of Dance and Cinema. Live performances, screenings, discussions, workshops and participative projects are open to children and adults, valid and disabled people.

An international dance short films competition has been created in 2015 around an annual theme, in 2017: MIGRATIONS. The jury is composed with french and international artists or professionals from dance and/or cinema. The rewarded films are screened during the Festival in may, right after a special performance night on the annual theme.

Awards & Prizes

3 prizes :
> Grand Jury Prize : 15-residency in Saint-Etienne (FR) and companionship for the production and dissemination of a future dance short film.
> Special Jury Prize : 10-residency in Saint-Etienne (FR) and companionship for the production and dissemination of a future dance short film.
> Public Prize : 6-day residency in Saint-Etienne (FR) and companionship for the production and dissemination of a future dance short film.

Rules & Terms

I ORGANIZATION
Stéla association produces DesArts//DesCinés Festival in Saint-Étienne - France.
II DATES AND LOCATIONS
DesArts//DesCinés Festival is organized each spring on patrimonial sites, public areas and cultural venues in Saint-Étienne. The prize ceremony takes place during the Festival on a dedicated night, previous to a live dance performance.
III OBJECTIVES
The Festival main objectives are :
- reveal and support artists who are combining dance and cinema in their work
- promote dance films as a genre to general audience and to dance and cinema professionals,
- give the opportunity to general audience to attend to a quality programme engaged on a societal matter from a worldwide perspective,
- create privileged moments during which the audience can meet with the artists to understand better their creative process and work.
IV JURY PANEL AND PRIZE
Among the chosen dance short films, the jury panel, composed with dance and cinema professionals, awards 3 prizes :
> Grand Jury Prize : 15-residency in Saint-Etienne (FR) and companionship for the production and dissemination of a future dance short film,
> Special Jury Prize : 10-residency in Saint-Etienne (FR) and companionship for the production and dissemination of a future dance short film,
> Public Prize : 6-day residency in Saint-Etienne (FR) and companionship for the production and dissemination of a future dance short film.
V SELECTION
Short films pre-selected in the competition are screened during the Festival opening in various venues of the city and online for the public to vote.
Each selected film will be shown 2 times minimum during the Festival.
The selection criteria are based on screenplay, stage direction and choreography, editing and rhythm, dance interpretation, lights and relevance according to the annual theme of the competition.
VI ADMISSION
The Festival accepts short dance films from all over the world.
If there are dialogues, submitted films must be subtitled in French, in order to be seen by French hearing and deaf audience.
The minimal resolution of the film file is HD (from 720p, at least 1280 by 720 pixels).
The Festival only accepts films lasting 20 minutes maximum (including credits).
The films must be free of any screening/diffusion rights in the frame of the Festival.
VII SUBMISSION
Registrations are open from the 1st of February to the 26th of April (with mail proof).