SFDFF 12th Annual Festival
SFDFF Closing Night Bay Area Shorts
Shimon Attie Night Watch
2021 Closing Night


Join us for the annual celebration of Bay Area dance films: Sunday, October 24 @ 7pm

Milongueando en SF by Juliet McMains

2021 Closing Night
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
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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.

SFDFF Opening Night


SFDFF returns to the theater for our special opening night screening of Coppelia on Saturday, October 16. The cast is comprised of acclaimed ballet dancers from around the world, with Michaela DePrince in the leading role as Swan. Also featured in the cast are several local stars, including current San Francisco Ballet soloist Sasha Mukhamedov and former SFB principal Vito Mazzeo. Learn More / Buy Tickets

Ailey Q & A with Robert Battle and Jamila Wignot

Just released. View the discussion about the 2020 documentary Ailey with director Jamila Wignot and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Artistic Director Robert Battle, moderated by Bay Area dance critic Rachel Howard. Ailey streams October 15-24. Learn More

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!


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.

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!

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