SFDFF 12th Annual Festival
Shimon Attie Night Watch
BOXBLUR presents Night Watch with SFDFF
BOXBLUR and Immersive Arts Alliance co-produce Shimon Attie’s floating media installation, on view September 17 - 19, 2021

SFDFF will present Dancers Without Borders films and live performance by Lenora Lee Dance
BOXBLUR presents Night Watch with SFDFF
Karla Quintero and Phoenicia Pettyjohn in Dances for Doing
Dances for Doing
SFDFF, Catharine Clark Gallery, and BOXBLUR present Dances for Doing, a new commissioned dance work by New York-based choreographer Catherine Galasso.

Performance Dates: June 26 & June 27 @ 8pm

Karla Quintero and Phoenicia Pettyjohn in Dances for Doing

Karla Quintero and Phoenicia Pettyjohn in <i>Dances for Doing</i>
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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.

Dancers Without Borders at NIGHT WATCH

Dancers Without Borders Night Watch Lenora Lee
Shimon Attie, Night Watch (San Francisco, Bay Bridge), Digital Rendering, 2021.BOXBLUR/Immersive Arts Alliance. Yi-Ting (Gama) Hsu and Hien Huynh in “Within These Walls." Photo by Kate Fim. Still from "En La Tierra" by Gabriel Mata.

On Friday September 17 at the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture’s Cowell Theater, SFDFF will co-present Dancers Without Borders a program of short dance films that highlight stories of immigration and a performance by Lenora Lee Dance.

This event accompanies Shimon Attie’s Night Watch, a video portrait of refugees granted asylum in the U.S., which will be visible on a floating barge from Fort Mason. Co-Produced by BOXBLUR and Immersive Arts Alliance. (Free with required registration) Learn More Here

2021 Festival Trailer

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!


In Ballanchine's Classroom Roxie Theater SFDFF Co-Presents

In Balanchine’s Classroom

SFDFF co-presents In Balanchine’s Classroom. The new documentary takes us back to the glory years of Balanchine’s New York City Ballet through the remembrances of his former dancers.

Spirit Labour with Anna Halprin BoxBlur Performance + Screening SFDFF

Spirit Labour Screening at CCG

Live performance + SFDFF’s presentation of Spirit Labour, a visual essay that follows the creative practice of sculptor and performance artist Janine Antoni with the late Anna Halprin

Still from "Being," a tango short dance film by Pablo Destito and Agustina Videla

Marquee TV Summer Shorts 2021

SFDFF returns to Marquee TV’s Summer Shorts festival this August. Enjoy free access to thirty short films featuring theater, opera, and dance, including eight selected by SFDFF!

SFDFF 2021 Award Jury headshots

2021 Award Jury Members

We are pleased to announce our 2021 SF Dance Film Festival Award Jury. These jury members were selected for their deep expertise in dance, film, and culture, and will select winners in seven categories

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