POOL is a festival for dance film and offers space for the mutual exchange of experiences, development, training, and production prospects. Every year POOL presents a selection of fascinating videodance productions from all over the world, which makes the event a meeting place for creative people involved in the fields of dance, film, fashion and advertisement.

POOL is a platform for films which picture dance not as a simple documentation, but rather create choreographies exclusively for, and with, the camera. POOL focuses on the intense interplay between dance and the techniques of film, exploring the possibilites and boundaries of the art form.

The POOL jury will create a film programme from all submissions and select the winner films, the PEARLS.
PEARLS are the equal winners of POOL – INTERNATIONALES TanzFilmFestival BERLIN.

All dancers, choreographers, filmmakers and artists are invited to apply with dance short films and dance animations.
Films should not be longer than 30 minutes and also not only a documentation of a dance piece.
The budget of the films or the background of its creators are less important for us.

POOL Shine is a format launched in 2015 that portraits important artistic positions in the field of videodance.


During the year POOL presents selected films as part of other events and festivals.
In case of interest please contact us via info@pool-festival.de.

POOL Videodance Night on ikonoTV
ikonoTV is a global broadcaster dedicated to art and a media partner of POOL. Every year IkonoTV presents the POOL videodance night with 24 h of dance films of POOL. ikonoTV



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Bezirksamt Pankow

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