Past Events

To see more information on our past screenings, check out our legacy site for our complete archives. We plan to keep the legacy site up and running as a living archive of our history.

Sans Souci Brazil: 3rd Edition

a woman's muscular back is washed with a pink light from the side

november 21-27, 2022

  • a weeklong series of screenings, performances, and discussions
  • screenings of Brazilian dance films and films by Brazilians around the world
  • virtual events and in-person events in Campinas, Sao Paulo

SSF Colombia

a dancer flying through the air about to be caught by two on the ground

september 22 – october 21, 2022

  • a month-long museum installation and two screenings
  • part of the “Gastro Think Tank” Festival in Bogotá, Colombia

SSF @ Moving Southwest

two women - one dark skinned and one light skinned - dance under an overpass in Dallas

july 5, 2022 at 7:30pm (MST)

  • in-person screening of a feature-length dance documentary

july 9 & 10, 2022 at 5:30pm (MST)

  • in-person screening of short dance films by Latin American artists and/or works that explore Hispanic, Latin American, or Caribbean Island heritage

july 11-17, 2022

  • a free virtual screening for children and families

Women’s History Month Virtual Screening

a woman swims underwater toward surface light, oriented sideways

march 25 – april 2, 2022

  • celebrating and featuring the work of extraordinary directors who identify as womxn or women
  • free to watch on our website

ONLINE Q&A MARCH 30, 2022 at 1:00pm (MST)

  • with featured artist Gretchen LaBorwit
  • by registration only (available to ages 60+ in the Boulder, Colorado area)

Filmmaker Book Launch

a book cover featuring a woman wearing an elaborate lattice structure on her back standing next to a shirtless man extending his right arm

march 10, 2022 at 7:30pm (EST)

  • join SSF Executive Director Michelle Bernier and SFF contributing artist and author Cara Hagan in a discussion celebrating Cara’s newly published book, Screendance from Film to Festival: Celebration and Curatorial Practice
  • available now in paperback and Kindle!

Black History Month Virtual Screening

five dark skinned dancers stand in the sand at the beach with eyes closed

february 1-12, 2022

  • featuring the work of directors and dancers of color, as well as films that examine or celebrate the Black experience
  • films available to watch here during the screening period
  • one film is restricted to viewers in the USA

ONLINE Q&A FEBRUARY 4, 2022 at 11:30am (MST)

  • with featured artist Helanius Wilkins

SSF Virtual Screening II: Nurturing Our Roots

an Indian dancer emotes dramatically, reaching an arm toward the camera

October 14-23, 2021

  • an opening short and feature length documentary dealing with the idea of the roots of a dance form and how they continue to evolve in our world today
  • films available to watch here during the screening period
  • one film is restricted to viewers in Colorado, USA

SSF @ Jack’s Solar Garden: Locals’ Night

a light skinned man and a dark skinned man lean into each other in a field

October 15, 2021 at 7:30pm (MST)

  • in-person screening celebrating Colorado dance filmmakers
  • featuring new work by local artists including Jack’s Resident Artist and SSF AED Michelle Bernier
  • bring a blanket or camping chair
  • parking opens at 7pm

SSF @ Blue Sage: A Fresh Take

many dancers of diverse races and genders huddle closely together

October 2, 2021

  • in-person screening featuring youth creatives, student directors, and first time filmmakers
  • with support from CU Boulder’s Office of Outreach and Engagement and Department of Theatre & Dance

SSF Virtual Screening I: Making Things Differently

an Asian woman and a black boy dance with hands in a maze of string

September 9-18, 2021

  • films that step outside the proverbial box, whether in terms of the process of shooting, editing, theory, approach, or subject matter
  • films available to watch here during the screening period
  • one film is restricted to viewers in the USA

SSF @ Dairy Drive-In: All the World’s a Stage

June 18 & 19, 2021 – 8:30pm gates, 9pm show (MST)

  • three shorts, two of which won Audience Choice Awards in 2020
  • one feature length film that chronicles the making of a one-night-only performance by three local artists performing different ancient art forms and weaving into the fabric of Colorado community

SSF @ Dairy Drive-In: Best of Brazil

May 14 & 15, 2021 – 8pm gates, 8:30pm show (MST)

  • a 65-minute program featuring a dozen films that were both crowd pleasers and staff favorites from last season’s flagship event, Sans Souci: Brazilian Edition 2020

Black History Month Screening

an older male clogging dancer seated on a rainy front porch with a banjo player, framed by sound equipment in the foreground

Virtual screening February 26 – 28, 2021

  • celebrating and featuring the work of Black directors as well as films that celebrate or examine the Black experience in the United States, including featuring extraordinary Black performers