Inaugural En Route Dance Film Festival

En Route Dance Film FestivalThe inaugural En Route Dance Film Festival premieres in December on the small screen to showcase beautiful, experimental and compelling short films not available anywhere else online. Dance fans can watch them all at once, or savor them from the comfort of their couch (or cubicle) over the festival’s five days.


From Dec.13–17, films will be available 24/7 for unlimited, online streaming on any device. One filmmaker will win “Audience Choice” and a cash prize.


A $15 ticket grants complete access to the festival’s films and includes a $2 donation to the charity Free Arts for Abused Children. A $96 All-Access Pass includes unlimited, lifetime viewing of the full Dances Made to Order archive as well as festival access—that’s 70+ dance films for instant, online viewing. More than $52 of the $96 purchase is passed onto our artists in support of their future work, and $6 is donated to Free Arts.


En Route is curated by champions of art and dance film: award-winning filmmaker, Cari Ann Shim Sham; FRAMEWORKS dance film series founder, Michael Bodel; Third Coast Dance Film Festival founder, Rosie Trump; and Kingsley Irons and Bryan Koch, founders of Dances Made to Order.


Leading up to the festival, Kid Robot, The Harbinger Co., Amarilo Design and 11 other vendors will give away more than $750 worth of goodies to help with viewers holiday shopping. Giveaway entry is free and available through the festival site and “Dances Made” on Facebook.


Dances Made to Order is a monthly dance film challenge. Talented artists create short films based on audience-chosen inspiration. The films go online for a global audience to enjoy, and up to 65 percent of all revenue goes to the artists to fund future work.


For more information or to view the full program for the inaugural En Route Dance Film Festival, visit