SFDFF 12th Annual Festival
SFDFF and BOXBLUR present DANCES FOR DOING
2020 SFDFF Digital Season
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.

2021 Co-Laboratory Artists

Lindsay Gauthier Melecio Estrella 2021 Co-Lab Artists
Lindsay Gauthier and Melecio Estrella
SFDFF’s annual Co-Lab project pairs a filmmaker and a choreographer to create a new short dance film that premieres at the festival. This year, we’re thrilled to announce that veteran Bay Area dance filmmaker Lindsay Gauthier will work with choreographer Melecio Estrella, co-director of Fog Beast. Their film will focus on raising environmental awareness through interdisciplinary collaborations and site-specific filming. Learn More

2021 Award Jury

We are so pleased to announce the jury for SFDFF 2021: Jason Ambrose, Nino Fernandez, Sue Li Jue, Emilia Ferraz Spitz, and Rebecca Usoro. These jurors have a spectacular range of expertises, from dance to film to writing to acting, which they will use to independently select winning films in seven categories.

Learn More About the Jury

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!

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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

Dances For Doing Live Performance SFDFF

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.

Bay Area Dance on Film: A Drive-In

Bay Area Dance on Film: A Drive-In

KQED and San Francisco Dance Film Festival invite you to a night of dance film at Fort Mason! This night of shorts features top selections from the Festival, alongside KQED

Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra Dance Theatre

SFDFF Co-Presents Firestarter

SFDFF is excited to co-present Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra at SF DocFest 2021! This documentary tells the story of how three young Aboriginal brothers turned a newly born dance

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