The Third Coast Dance Film Festival celebrates the intersection of contemporary dance and the moving image with a screening series of short dance films.  Currently entering its sixth season, the Third Coast is an annual dance film festival based in Houston, TX.


The 2016/17 Third Coast Dance Film Festival screening premiered at Aurora Picture Show in Houston TX on Oct. 7, 2016.   Additional screenings included the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV February 9, 2017; Tuscaloosa Gateway, AL April 13, 2017; and the Kaleidoscope Arts Festival, Slippery Rock University, PA April 14, 2017.

2016/2017 Festival Lineup



Announcing the 2015/16 Festival Lineup

Body Language Zone, 2015 (Finland)

Director: Kim Saarinen | Choreographer: Johanna Keinänen

Bound, 2015 (United States) Best of Festival Award Winner

Director/ Choreographer/ Producer: Monica Thomas

Brine, 2014 (USA)

Director: Ashley Horn Nott

CHETEK, 2014 (USA) Spirit of the Festival Award Winner

Director, Choreographer: Laura Lamp

circle, 2014 (Turkey)

Director: Ozgur Can Alkan | Choreographer: Ziya Azazi

Conspiratory Visions of Blue, 2015 (Brazil)

Director: Vinícius Cardoso

DE FAROL, 2014 (Spain)

Director & Choreographer: LA INTRUSA – Virginia Garcia & Damián Muñoz

Globe Trot, 2014 (USA + 22 Countries)

Director, Producer, Editor: Mitchell Rose | Choreographer: Bebe Miller

IL MIO GRIDO (MY SHOUT), 2010 (Italy)

Director & Choreographer: Vito Alfarano

Lay Me Low, 2015 (Canada) Best of Festival Award Winner

Director: Marlene Millar | Choreographer: Sandy Silva

Moving Yerevan, 2014 (UK and Armenia) Best of Festival Award Winner

Director: Jevan Chowdhury

Sarmad, 2015 (Jordan)

Director Ali Saadi | Choreographer: Shireen Talhouni

Uath Lochans, 2015 (UK)

By: Katrina McPherson & Simon Fildes

Vanishing Points, 2014 (Canada)

Director: Marites Carino | Choreographer: Tentacle Tribe


The 2014 festival screened nineteen film shorts, including thirteen international films from Canada, Germany, Israel, Mexico, Norway, South Korea, Spain, and the UK. The program included three world, six USA, and ten Texas premieres. Screening locations included, DiverseWorks, The Nevada Museum of Art, the Earth Matters on Stage Symposium, Kaleidoscope Arts Festival, and the Central PA Festival of the Arts.  The 2014 curators were Lydia Hance, Ashley Horn, Rebecca Salzar, and Rosie Trump.

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Feb. 12, 2015
6 pm
The Nevada Museum of Art,
160 W Liberty St, Reno, NV 89501
Tickets: $7 General; $5 Students/Museum Members.

Third Coast Dance Film Festival 2014 Premier Screening
Date/Time: Oct. 1 at 6 pm
Location: DiverseWorks
4102 Fannin, Suite 200 Houston


After a hiatus in 2013, the Third Coast Dance Film Festival has resumed regular programing in 2014.


The Third Coast Dance Film Festival was founded in 2010 by Rosie Trump.