Messums Dance Film Festival

The first-ever festival of its kind hosted by Messums West, showcased a remarkable selection of dance films across the short, narrative, and experimental categories.

This inaugural edition of the festival brought together exceptional talent and visionary artists from the dance and filmmaking worlds.

In the short film category, witness the artistry of concise storytelling through dance. These films, thoughtfully chosen for their ability to convey powerful narratives within a limited timeframe, capture the essence of movement and leave a lasting impact on viewers.

Immerse yourself in the narrative dance films, where choreography and storytelling blend seamlessly. As the films unfolded, they transport you into captivating narratives, evoking a range of emotions and providing a deeper understanding of the human experience through the medium of dance.

For those seeking innovation and experimentation, the festival’s experimental category presents a collection of films that push boundaries and redefine the possibilities of dance on film. Prepare to be inspired and challenged as these films explore unconventional approaches, unconventional choreography, and thought-provoking concepts.


Finalist films selected for screening in 2023



The City that Swallowed Me Whole
Directed by Max Revell

Movement Portrait
Directed by Jacob Sutton

The Lost Mission
Directed by Fang Guan, Yue Jia Yu

Directed by Katya Esme Maya Bourvis

Directed by Davo Bezares



Directed by David Anthony Curley

An Evening With Taglioni
Directed by Jessica Wright, Morgann Runacre-Temple

Let’s call it a tie
Directed by Vasiliy Zhitlov



Directed by Maria Salgado Llopis

Directed by Oscar Sansom

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