SFDFF 2022 Podcast
2022 Stage to Screen Festival
SFDFF Encore Shorts-Fly Me to the Moon
SFDFF Presents Encore Shorts
Encore Shorts is a new series highlighting selections from our 2021 festival. The free, bi-monthly series spotlights one film at a time, inviting you to dive deep into a film and the talented creative team behind it.
Film Still from Diorama
previous arrow
next arrow

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.

SFDFF On the Road

SFDFF and Museum of Dance present eMotion. Splash into summer with an hour-long dance shorts program featuring a colorful ride through the landscape of human emotions. Nine screeendance shorts will take you from the red rocks of Moab to Paris underwater, from a riotous celebration of the female gaze to a Tibetan brothers’ prostrating pilgrimage to Mount Kangrinboqe. This program has it all. Learn More

Spring Festival Artist Spotlight

Go behind the scenes with these exclusive in-depth interviews with filmmakers and artists from SFDFF’s 2022 Stage to Screen spring festival

Encore Shorts

Announcing SFDFF Encore Shorts

We are excited to announce our new dance film series, SFDFF Encore Shorts! This bi-monthly, online series spotlights short dance films from our 2021 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 today for this free list to receive a specially selected short dance film in your inbox twice per month. SIGN UP FOR ENCORE SHORTS MAILINGS

Babatunji Johnson live performance, Coppelia opening night with Michaela DePrince, Amit Patel live performance

During the pandemic, live artistic experiences have been painfully disrupted, but with your help, we at Dance Film SF (DFSF) have been weathering the storm and continuing to find unique ways to bring people together to celebrate the beauty and power of dance through film.

Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to help us plan for an exciting new season of dance + films. Everything we do is only possible thanks to generous dance film lovers like you! DONATE TODAY!


Museum of Dance Cinema at Santa Fe

SFDFF in Santa Fe

SFDFF in partnership with Museum of Dance’s Moving Southwest Festival presents eMotion, a selection of nine dance films featuring a colorful ride through the landscape of human emotions


Dances for Camera 2022

SFDFF and San Francisco Public Library continue the tradition of presenting the festival’s popular highlight reels, showcasing an eclectic selection of short dance films from around the world

2022 Spring Festival Photos

Stage to Screen Photo Albums Welcome to the 2022 SFDFF Stage to Screen gallery of photos. Click on individual photos below to view the complete gallery. Special thanks to our

2022 sfdff spring bonus content SFDFF

Spring 2022 Bonus Content

Go behind the scenes with these exclusive in-depth interviews with filmmakers and artists from SFDFF’s 2022 Stage to Screen spring festival

Newsletter Sign Up

Get all latest content delivered fresh to your inbox. Enjoy updates and news about SFDance Film Fest, Workshops, and Co-Lab.