Welcome to Dance Film SF
Founded in 2010, Dance Film SF is a nonprofit organization that brings dance to new audiences through the presentation and development of dance-based media. In addition to presenting the award-winning San Francisco Dance Film Festival, DFSF’s year-round activities include special screenings, panels, and filmmaking workshops. Through our touring and outreach programs, we send highlight reels to international screens and dance media into local schools. DFSF also produces original dance films through our Co-Laboratory program, matching top choreographers with professional filmmakers and creating the time, space, and budget for them to collaborate.
Spring Festival 2023
From May 12-13, SFDFF presents our third annual spring festival, a live 2-day event celebrating new ways to experience dance. Encounter Cosmogony, a groundbreaking live digital performance from 6,000 miles away. Celebrate Bay Area artists with a special showcase of dance, film, and community. And learn to dance the Hustle with Abdiel’s gender-neutral Masterclass series. LEARN MORE
Spring Bay Area Showcase
Saturday, May 13. Bay Area artists explore dance on camera with nine films from new filmmakers and veterans alike. From digitally generated dancers to a diverse array of live humans, see how individual voices and movement styles translate to the screen in this mixed collection of narrative and experimental shorts. Learn More / Register Now
2023 Call for Submissions
SFDFF On the Road
This bi-monthly, online series spotlights short dance films from our fall festival. Encore Shorts will highlight one film at a time to highlight a filmmaker and their practice, extending SFDFF’s dedication to sharing uniquely compelling dance films all year round. SIGN UP FOR ENCORE SHORTS MAILINGS
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SFDFF Co-Presents Peafowl
SFDFF Co-Presents “Peafowl” by Byun Sung-bin. Professional Waack dancer, Myung makes a pilgrimage to her hometown to lead her father’s funeral ritual, decades after she left in the face of family and community transphobia
SFDFF Recommends: BCF 2023
BCF celebrates 19 years of presenting the festival highlighting award-winning Bay Area Choreographers and companies through unique and dynamic performances.
Raising Voices Touring Reel
SFDFF launches Raising Voices for On the Road Touring program. Delve into moving stories through a provocative collection of activism-based films featuring dance, storytelling, poetry and music.
2022 Festival Trailer
SFDFF presents its 13th annual Festival. From October 28 – November 7, international and locally produced dance films will be featured in various San Francisco theaters and streamed online.
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