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Audience members at the 2023 SF Dance Film Festival
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"The Vault: Bay Area Legends"
The Vault
Join us on June 6 at Delancey St. Theater for a true “time capsule from the past” screening honoring four Bay Area choreographers – Ellen Bromberg, Joe Goode, Margaret Jenkins, and Brenda Way.
The Vault: June 6
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Dances for Camera
Dances for Camera
SFDFF and San Francisco Public Library continue the tradition of presenting the festival’s popular highlight reels in a FREE screening on May 30.
Dances for Camera
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2024 Fall Festival
2024 Fall Festival
SFDFF's 2024 season will celebrate our 15th anniversary with enhanced in-person programs, building back the much-missed excitement of film on the big screen and live interactions among artists and audiences.
2024 Fall Festival
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Touring Programs
SFDFF On The Road
As part of our ongoing outreach efforts to bring dance to a wider audience, we offer the rental of one of our annual highlight reels of curated shorts from previous years’ festival programming.
SFDFF On The Road
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Advertise with SFDFF
Advertise with Us
Become an SFDFF sponsor or advertiser and join over 3,500 attendees in celebrating some of the best dance films from around the world.
Advertise with SFDFF
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Encore Shorts
Encore Shorts is a free, monthly email series highlighting audience favorite films from our past festivals.
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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.

The Vault: Bay Area Legends

Thursday, June 6 at Delancey St. Theater, San Francisco

San Francisco Dance Film Festival honors four Bay Area choreographers – Ellen BrombergJoe GoodeMargaret Jenkins, and Brenda Way – and the filmmakers with whom they created historic dance films for national public television in 1989 and 1991. Join us on Thursday, June 6, at Delancey St. Theater for a true “time capsule from the past” screening as we flashback to a time of Standard Definition, 4:3 screen formats, and 1” reel-to-reel videotape.

Support Dance + Film

15 YEARS OF DANCE FILM. Reflecting on the past 15 years inspires us to make big plans for the next 15. Contrasting our first festival (screenings in a humble basement) against this year (screenings at historic theaters across SF reaching thousands of audience members) leads us to say we are beyond excited about what’s yet to come. To realize our ambitious vision, we need your support. Please make a donation to Dance Film SF to secure 15 more years of reframing dance! Your tax-deductible gift of any amount will support the formidable undertaking of producing and presenting powerful dance films throughout our next chapter — DONATE TODAY!

Enjoy Curated Playlists on YouTube

Head over to San Francisco Dance Film Festival’s YouTube channel for a feast of films!

There you’ll find curated playlists of audience favorites, co-laboratory films, festival trailers, Q&A panels, and much more. The channel combines SFDFF-produced content with that of past festival filmmakers, bringing you an abundance of films to enjoy virtually. We update our playlists frequently so be sure to subscribe to stay in the know.

News

2024 Queer Dance Film Festival

Queer Dance Film Festival 2024

SFDFF is proud to be a Community Partner again for the second-annual Queer Dance Film Festival. Get ready to be blown away by the power of queer and trans dance performances from around the world!

3rd i and SFDFF present “Creature”

SFDFF co-presents 3rd i Film’s free screening of “Creature” based on the acclaimed English National Ballet production, choreographed by Akram Khan, and directed by Academy Award-winning director Asif Kapadia

Circle–Phillip Kaminiak

Dances for Camera 2024

San Francisco Dance Film Festival and San Francisco Public Library continue the tradition of presenting the festival’s popular highlight reels.

Black Choreographers Festival, photo by Andy Mogg

Black Choreographers Festival 2024

SFDFF is proud to support the 2024 Black Choreographers Festival: Here & Now. BCF is celebrating 19 years of highlighting award-winning choreographers and companies.

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