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Since its creation, the festival has received over 2 150 films from 93 countries !

You will find below this exceptional year's edition, divided into two original programs.

After each screening, the audience will be invited to vote for its favorite film, in order for one of the films to receive the 2023 Audience's Choice Award from the festival.

This 5th edition offers a special program. Indeed, for this great anniversary, 3 films presented on past editions and highly acclaimed by the public will be presented again this year! Something to delight early fans and dance aficionados!

Duration of each program : approximately 1h
(+30 minutes for Q&A with filmmakers)
Program 1Saturday July 6th, 17h
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BUBBLEGUM

Australian film, which follows the journey of Dennis, a drug addict with a penchant for self-destruction. After a depraved night, he returns home carried away by a rhythmic dance supported by offbeat visual effects.

Award-winning film in 20 countries.

Directed by

Ryan Renshaw

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ALIVE

French film, made in Tours in 2022.

After the store closes, two funeral home employees decide to open a mysterious coffin...

Receives the “Best Comedian” award.

Directed by

Ulysse Bres

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PRIMA - ELISA CARRILLO CABRERA

German film which invites us for a day in the life of Elisa Carrillo Cabrera, principal dancer of the Staatsballett Berlin. 

A documentary that shows the daily life of a star dancer.

Award-winning film in 4 countries.

Directed by

Veronika Pokoptceva

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WAR OF BIRDS

Russian film based on a fairy tale, telling the origins of the bat and why it can only fly at night.

A film full of humor, with a zany style, which will captivate young and old

Directed by

Yuldus Bakhtiozina

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WHILE YOU WERE GONE

American film in support of all the theaters around the world that have been closed during the Covid pandemic. A film where hip-hop dance comes to an abandoned theater, to bring it back to life.

Award-winning film in the USA.

Directed by

Jennifer Weber

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IN THE SAME BOAT

Finnish film about the limits of the ageing body and the boundless mind. 

With the help of a dancer, one of Rauno's childhood memories comes to life through dance and movement.

Award-winning film in 3 countries.

Directed by

Mervi Junkkonen 

Mia Malviniemi

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PASSAGE

French film which mixes dance and new technologies. A unique film of its kind, it was produced using a clever mix of virtual reality and technology. Can you tell the difference between reality and illusion?

Directed by

David-Alexandre Chanel

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L'HYMNE À L'AUTRE

French film, Nino and Fabio from the Essevesse company, have known each other for 24 years. 

Destiny has never ceased to make them cross paths and their friendship is expressed through dance. Together, they run the Danses-en-Trans project.

Directed by

Antoine Capliez

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TURN SIGNAL

American film, which deals with the feeling of settling into a new place and the need to turn away from the social pressures and self-imposed limitations that often accompany moving to a new place.

Directed by

Alexander Olivieri

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EVERY STEP COUNTS - FENG JINYI

Hong Kong movie. Portrait of dancer Feng Jinyi, Chinese artist from Hong Kong Ballet.

She shares her perception of classical dance, the rigor and demands of this discipline, and its openness to an uninformed audience.

Directed by

Andreas Guzman

Program 2 - Sunday July 7th, 18h30
The Sunday screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmakers and dancers from the films Exprime Ta Danse and Core of a Nature 
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EXPRIME TA DANSE

French documentary whih follows a dance project with AZOTH Dance Theater, at the Hospital of Blois. 

Choreographic creation project with children suffering from chronic illnesses. 

An inspiring film for an innovative project!

Directed by

Agence Sunshine

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CORE OF A NATURE

German film, in which a fire dancer undertakes an initiatory dance mixing twirling and physicality.

Film presented in 6 countries and 10 festivals.

Directed by

Felix Nguyen

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SEAN DORSEY DANCE

Emmy Award-winning American film, featuring pioneering transgender choreographer/activist Sean Dorsey, recognized as the first acclaimed transgender modern dance choreographer in the United States

Film presented in over 20 international festivals.

Directed by

Lindsay Gauthier

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THE RETURN

Russian film. 

While waiting for his wife to come home, a returning soldier immerses himself in happy memories. How will the reunion with his wife take place?

Film presented in over 30 international festivals.

Directed by

Liudmila Komrakova

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ENTANGLEMENT

Portuguese film which tells a human and loving story, through expressive, athletic and powerful dance.

A dance in which the two artists express the full extent of their talent.

Film presented in many international festivals.

Directed by

Nuno Alexandre Serrão

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VITHA

Indian film, based on a true story set in rural India in 1964. Nationally award-winning artist Vithabai Narayangaonkar is forced onto the stage while pregnant...

Film presented in nearly 90 festivals, 13 countries and which won 45 awards.

Directed by

Avishkar Bharadwaj

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EVERY STEP COUNTS - TAKANO​ YONEN

Hong Kong movie. Portrait of dancer Takano Yonen, Japanese artist from Hong Kong Ballet. As he dances in various surroundings, Takano meditates on the influence of his cultural background and his approach to the ritual and language of dance.

Directed by

Andreas Guzman

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EVERY STEP COUNTS - REINA SAWAI

Hong Kong film. Portrait of dancer Reina Sawai, Japanese artist from Hong Kong Ballet. She reflects on her journey as a ballerina, her multifaceted career and the challenges she faced due to injury.

Directed by

Andreas Guzman

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