Sunday 23 July, 11am – 4pm, £20




The inaugural Messums Dance Film Festival offers our audiences an exciting cross-section of the emerging dance artists creating dance on camera today – exploring the synergy between the movement of the dancer and the movement of the camera.

Spread across the 3 categories of Dance Shorts, Experimental Dance Films and Narrative works, our judges’ selections will be screened in our beautiful barn setting, just a stone’s throw from the Messums Café and Restaurant.

Designed to be enjoyed by the whole family, join us for a day of dance like you’ve never seen before, meet some of those creatives behind the works on screen, and celebrate our very first winner of the Messums Dance Film Prize.


Age guidance: 8 + years old


11:00-12:00 Selection Screening – Open House
12:30-13:30 Lunch – to be booked at Messums Restaurant separately  BOOK HERE
13:30-14:00 Dance Shorts
14:15-14:45 Narrative
15:00-16:00 Experimental & Awards Ceremony


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