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dancescreen Vision + Mission

Young Talent Promotion + Professionalisation

dancescreen offers a unique opportunity for emerging + established talent to present their dance films not only to the public but also to a professional audience of industry experts. This link to the international dance film market as well as the prestigious competition represents a stepping stone and turning point in many filmmakers’ careers. Moreover, exclusive pitching opportunities facilitate professional collaborations and allow participants to get customised advice from seasoned experts.

A front row seat for everyone - Reaching new audiences

Promoting dance through audiovisual media means that a broader audience can 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 and 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 renowned event format acts as a state-of-the-art showcase of the latest, high-quality dance film productions and is thus one of the most important market places in terms of programming + acquisitions of cultural TV content. Moreover, dancescreen serves as a regular b2b event for the global dance film industry and allows participants to engage, exchange + network.

Raising profiles + fostering international visibility

By delivering dancescreen, one of the world’s leading dance film festivals, partnering institutions as well as hosting cities benefit from the increased international visibility that comes with the global network of the IMZ. Since major global players as well as emerging talents from dance + media gather for dancescreen, the hosting partner establishes an international reputation as a hotspot for dance on screen.


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