2022 Stage to Screen Festival
SFDFF 2022 Call For Submissions
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.
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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.

Stage to Screen Spring Festival

SFDFF returns to theaters with our spring Stage to Screen Festival. From May 13 – 15, SFDFF will present four dynamic programs from around the globe. LEARN MORE.

Opening Night Film: Steps of Freedom

Join us May 13 for our opening night screening of Steps of Freedom: The Story of Irish Dance. This wonderfully entertaining dance documentary tells the extraordinary story of how Irish dance developed over centuries from a traditional peasant dance to a form that has taken the world by storm. Learn More

2022 Call for Submissions - Deadline May 8

Submit Your Work to SFDFF 2022! San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF) is a multi-day international event showcasing the best in dance film from around the world. FINAL deadline May 8. SUBMIT YOUR WORK ON FILMFREEWAY.

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!


2022 SFfilm Festival Mud Water still SFDFF

SFDFF Co-Presents Mud Water

SFDFF Co-Presents Mud Water at SFFILM. Mud Water blends folklore, naturalism, and dance in a story of friendship tested and studded through with ethereal turf performances, a dance style originated in Oakland

SFDFF Co-presents Creative High Screening Indie Fest 2022

The Creative High

SFDFF Co-Presents The Creative High at SF IndieFest. Documentary features nine artists in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction who are transformed by creativity in their search for identity and freedom.

SFDFF Co-Lab Screening Chalk Hill Artist Residency2021

Screening at Chalk Hill

Chalk Hill Artist Residency presents “Dance Gone Wild,” a program of nature-focused short dance films from SFDFF. The lineup includes Wild, the SFDFF 2021 Co-Lab film by Lindsay Gauthier, Melecio Estrella, and Andrew Ward.

2021 Digital Program

View the digital program for the 12th annual San Francisco Dance Film Festival. From October 15-24, 2021, global audiences will enjoy streaming access through Marquee TV alongside select in-person screenings in San Francisco.

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