dancescreen Vision + Mission
Young Talent Promotion + Professionalisation
dancescreen offers young + aspiring artists the extraordinary opportunity to present dance films not only to the public but also to a professional audience of industry experts – offering a vital career stepping stone. Pitching opportunities facilitate professional collaborations and allow participants to receive personalised advice from seasoned experts.
A front row seat for everyone - reaching new audiences
Promoting dance through audiovisual media allows a broader audience to be reached +inspired. dancescreen builds on that effect as the rousing festival character, together with moderate ticket prices, encourage new and even non-traditional visitors to attend screenings at dancescreen festivals, thereby fostering engagement with the performing arts.
Connecting the industry
dancescreen unites aspiring + established filmmakers, directors, choreographers, dance companies, higher educational institutions, festival curators, media institutions as well as experts in distribution, streaming and broadcasting. The tried-and-tested event format acts as a state-of-the-art showcase for the latest, high-quality dance film productions and is thus one of the most important market places for programming + acquisitions of cultural TV content. Moreover, dancescreen serves as a recurring b2b event for the global dance film industry, allowing participants to engage, exchange + network.
Raising profiles + fostering international visibility
As one of the world’s leading dance film festivals, partnering institutions as well as hosting cities benefit from the increased international visibility of dancescreen that comes with the global network of the IMZ. Since major global players as well as emerging talents from dance + media gather for the event,the hosting partner establishes an international reputation as a hotspot for dance on screen.