International Short Film Competition of the DAN.CIN.FEST 2022

Mar 26 - Apr 2, 2022
11:00 AM


After 2 years of waiting, DAN.CIN.LAB is finally celebrating the 10th anniversary of its international festival dedicated to danced films dealing with social issues. This anniversary program will honor artists, festivals and partner structures with whom the DCL team has realized several projects in the region and abroad, creating each time unique links between artists and inhabitants. In partnership with, you will be able to discover all the selected films and vote online for the Audience Award of the International Competition DAN.CIN.FEST 2022 around the theme POWER. This prize will be awarded on Sunday 3 April in a physical ceremony at the Cinéma Le Méliès in Saint-Etienne - France.

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Avant l'Orage

We make noise but we no longer listen to each other anymore, for you I whine, for me you scold, most of the time we scornfull...

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Florence Peyrard

Grief's original idea takes root in the discovery of C. Pinkola Estés’ book Women Who Run With the Wolves (ed. 1989). And fro...

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Le Mani Sulle Nuvole

Massimiliano Battistella

This is the story of a sculptor and dreamer, and of her papier-mâché statue that is animated and comes to life in a long, one...

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Ni de Aquí, Ni de Allá

Nancy Rivera

In the pursuit of a feeling of belonging we found ourselves always moving forward, escaping both realities. Through the journ...

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Non-upgraded Existence

Nadine Gerspacher

Through the eyes of a child, NUEX portrays the inability of human beings to expose themselves in order to reconnect with each...

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Triple Boucle

Maëlla Mickaëlle

The film deals with touching in the junior competition. High-level sport gives a young athlete real strength of character, bu...

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Gabrielle Giraud

During the second confinement, a dance class will change the daily lives of many people from Marseille. This film starts from...

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Cartographie Silencieuse d'une Histoire d’Errance

Jayeon Park

A collaboration between director Jayeon Park and artist Emi Sri Hartati Combet, this film showcases how the artist wears and ...

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Information Environment

Humans MoveJessie Brett

Information Environment asks the viewer to observe and question what we are deciding to connect to in todays world to what ex...

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Making Men

Antoine Panier

Making Men examines the question of masculinity. This dance film zooms in on 4 individuals in the process of becoming men. As...


DAN.CIN.LAB is an artistic platform created by STÉLA non-profit organization, engaged in the creation, production, commissioning and distribution of projects combining dance and image around societal issues. DAN.CIN.LAB now gathers 4 activities developed around strong skills: DAN.CIN.FEST (formerly DESARTS//DESCINES Festival), 
DAN.CIN.PROD. DAN.CIN.LAB is also co-founder of Studiotrade and the Mediterranean Screendance Network. In 2019, DAN.CIN.LAB launches mAPs – migrating Artists Project with 4 European partners [ Coorpi – Italy, Tanzrauschen e.V. – Germany, Malakta Films – Finland and MØZ – Greece ] for the development of an innovative creation process aiming for a collection of 5 dance films about Power, with the support of the Creative Europe programme. **Photo ©Sonia Clarke in Traverse by Marlene Millar and Sandy Silva. Photo by Marie M.**

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Supported by

Ministère de la Culture
Studio Evelyne Guichard
Le Fifa
Festivals Connexion
Le Méliès
Creative Europe
Ministère de l'Europe et des affaires étrangères
La Region - Auvergne-Rhone-Apes
Migration Dance Film Project
Studio de danse Patricia Martin
Short Waves Festival

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