the rethink dance film festival

The Rethink Dance Film Festival showcases artist in front of and behind the camera working to challenge the traditional structures of choreographic storytelling and artistic expression.

Through art, the work of choreographers, dancers and filmmakers should inspire our communities to discover our shared humanity. 

Films in the festival reflect the beauty and synchronicity between the choreography of dance with the choreography of cinematography.

The Rethink Dance Film Festival is a partnership between the Rethink Dance Company and The Human Family.

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Join us at the historic Fargo Theatre Tuesday, October 8
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Screenings begin at 7:00.
General Admission is $7 in advance, $10 at the door
Students and Seniors 55+ are $3

2019 award winners

Congratulations to the filmmakers and choreographers recognized for their outstanding artistic achievements.


Directed by Guillaume Versteeg | Netherlands 2008
Winner: 2019 Best Animation/Experimental Film

A reflection of the creation of an unattainable icon of perfection ultimately pursued in vain.

T.I.A. (THIS is Africa)

Directed by Matthieu Maunier-Rossi | Congo 2015
Winner: 2019 Best Narrative Short

Amidst some popular areas of Brazzaville, Aïpeur Foundou shows us a possible way to freedom.

Intrinsic Moral Evil

Directed by Harm Weistra | Netherlands 2013
Narrative Short

A layered tale of idenity and coming of age that plays with the viewer’s perception and expectations.

Dancing in Silk

Directed by Magali An Berthon | United States 2019
Winner: 2019 Best Documentary Short

The story of Khannia, a young Cambodian American dancer and instructor at Khmer Arts Academy.

The Stop

Directed by Komrakova Liudmila | Russian Federation 2013
Winner: 2019 Best Cinematography | Narrative Short

After a dispute in the car, a woman exits and goes to the bus stop. There she meets another and it is love at first sight – until the driver returns…


Directed by Camila Saldarriaga | Spain 2019
Narrative Short

A short film about resilience and the power of imagination.

Sirens Tango

Directed by Lisa Le Lievre | United States 2018
Narrative Short

A short film using the tango as a metaphor for life’s tempting interruptions.

Breathing Spaces

Directed by Carolyn Pampalone Rabbers | United States 2019
Student Choreographers & Filmmakers

How does your breath affect you, your relationships, and your choices? Do you let yourself breathe?


Directed by Nicholas Rowe | New Zealand 2019
Winner: 2019 Best Feature Documentary

Do we shape cities, or do cities shape us? Award-winning community dance artist Nicholas Rowe journeys through seven cities to explore how very diverse dancers respond to their urban landscapes. Filmed in Laos, Fiji, Lebanon, Italy, Palestine, Finland and Australia, this dance film weaves performances from marginalized community groups, to question how creating dances together can foster a sense of belonging.