About mAPs

mAPs – migrating Artists Project – is a transmedia cooperation project between five European countries aiming to support and mentor professional, experienced artists through the production and dissemination of high standard screendance projects, with a commitment to strong ethical values, questioning contemporary societal issues and involving communities into creative processes, every step of the way.

mAPs will be developed on the period 2019-2022 with the support of Creative Europe programme by its co-founders :

• STÉLA – DAN.CIN.LAB / France
 / Italy
• TANZRAUSCHEN e.V. / Germany
 / Greece
  / Finland

The first mAPs collection will focus on the theme of POWER  in Europe.

mAPs partners

Festivals and markets

Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival, FR

The Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival is today the world’s most important film event dedicated to short films. In terms of audience and professional presence, it is the second film festival in France after the Cannes festival.

Parallel to the Festival is held every year over 5 days the Short Film Market, which brings together in one place all the professional categories of the sector (directors, producers, broadcasters, buyers, film schools, national organisations, etc.). More than a hundred organisations from all over the world come to present the short film productions of their country in the Market’s stand area.

Aesthetica International Short Film Festival, UK

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival is a BAFTA qualifying international film festival based in York, UK. ASFF is an important outlet for moving image and digital culture, creating a platform to champion film internationally.

The festival holds talent development at its core and leaves a lasting legacy by inspiring innovation in film. ASFF is an important hub for industry professionals, offering the a meeting place that encourages collaboration and that promotes industry learning and development through masterclasses and networking.

IMZ Music+Media Centre, AU

The Vienna-based IMZ International Music + Media Centre is a Nonprofit Organisation that was founded under the aegis of UNESCO in 1961 to preserve the performing arts as a cultural asset.With this goal in mind, our mission is to promote the performing arts in and through audiovisual media in order to make music + dance performances available for future generations but also to reach + engage new audiences through the more easily accessible medium film.

As a global business network for more than 150 IMZ Member Organisations , the IMZ provides relevant information + opportunities for those active at the intersection of performing arts + media: leading film + TV production companies, public + private broadcasters, streaming platforms, distributors + record labels as well as opera houses, concert halls, orchestras and dance companies.

The International Festival of Films on Art of Montréal, CA

The International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) is dedicated to the international promotion and distribution of films on art and media arts. For nearly 4 decades, it has presented an annual event in March, which allows discovery of the latest documentaries on art.

With its various activities all through the year, FIFA is committed to increasing the knowledge and appreciation of art among the public, promoting the work of artists in the fields of cinema, video and visual arts, and also encouraging the production and diffusion of art films .

Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival, HK

Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival (JF) is presented by City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) since 2004, Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival is the only festival of its kind in Asia, featuring commissioned works, competition, and a selection of acclaimed international productions. It has served to promote dance video in China and in Asia, as well as to provide a platform for artists and audience alike to share the perspectives and explore the unlimited possibilities of the art form through talks and workshops.

The Festival brings the excitement of dance video worldwide through screenings, and enhances cultural exchange through invitations of renowned dance video artists to the Festival, made possible by the support of various national and international partners.

Digital platforms


Numeridanse.tv is a multimedia dance platform. It offers free access to a unique video base: filmed performances, documentaries, interviews, fictions, dance videos. Every single genre, style and form is showcased here: butoh, classical ballet, neo-classical ballet, baroque, Indian, African, flamenco, contemporary, traditional dances, hip-hop, tango, jazz, circus arts, performance, etc. 

Numeridanse.tv is headed and coordinated by the Maison de la Danse, Lyon, and was imagined by the director Charles Picq. Since the outset, Numeridanse was created and has been developed hand-in-hand with the French National Centre for Dance (CN D) and has been supported by the BNP Paribas Foundation and the French Ministry for Culture.


Citerne.live is a space opening possibilities for critical artistic thought to rethink culture and open new channels of artistic expressivity and engagement. 

Citerne.live proposes an artistic program embracing an urgent discussion about the future and politics of performance-making and forms of presentations. Moreover, it aims to host creators, performers, writers, visual artists, researchers, and philosophers that are engaged in formulating a critical discourse against domination and inequality.


An initiative of the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA), Arts.film is both a subscription video platform (SVOD) and a virtual event venue.

Arts.film is conceived as an art center: in addition to a collection of over 100 films available at all times and constantly renewed, Arts.film will echo the local artistic community by broadcasting events, performances, live broadcasts and discussions. It’s a real place of current and varied diffusion dedicated to the image of art.

Institutes and think tanks

Wuppertal Institut

The Wuppertal Institute sees itself as a leading international think tank for sustainability research focused on impacts and practical application.

The organisation’s activities are centred on developing transformation processes aimed at shaping a climate-friendly and resource-efficient world.

Upcoming actions


  • 2-5 May


mAPs is delighted to welcome again the inspiring director of Cunningham 3D bold documentary and the head producer of Films of the Silk Drum company as guest mentors for this second step of its international mentoring programme few months only before shooting!

FRANCE in partnership with Citerne.live

  • 25 May / 7 pm – 9 pm


Moderator: Anna Alexandre 

Guests in the panel: Aline-Sitoé N’Diaye (mAPs FR filmmaker), Abdou N’Gom (mAPs FR choreographer), Diane Fardoun (filmmaker and choreographer), Khoudia Touré (dancer and choreographer), Omar Rajeh and/or Mia Habis (choreographers and Citerne.live co-directors)

Films: Mirrors by Rémi Parisse (fiction short), The Call of Dance Senegal by Diane Fardoun (documentary)


  • 22 May / 2 pm – 4 pm


An inclusive group of disabled and non-disabled people creates together their own short dance film about the theme of POWER.

Cause mAPs teams have committed to activate a deep and long-lasting dialogue with the populations of their 5 countries, every step of the way.

 check our last moves!

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