Sunday 23 July, 11am – 4pm, £20




This groundbreaking event marks the first-ever festival of its kind hosted by Messums Wiltshire, showcasing a remarkable selection of dance films across the short, narrative, and experimental categories.

Prepare to be captivated as Messums Wiltshire unveils their carefully curated final selection of dance films. This inaugural edition of the festival serves as a testament to their commitment to the intersection of dance and film, bringing 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 unfold, 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.

Join Messums Wiltshire as they pioneer this remarkable event, bringing together the worlds of dance and film in a way that has never been done before. Celebrate the incredible talent showcased in this inaugural edition of the Messums Dance Film Festival and witness the birth of a new platform that promises to shape the future of dance and film collaborations.


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