SFDFF 2024 Call for Submissions
SFDFF 2024 Call for Submissions
2024 Call for Submissions
SFDFF 2024 Call for Submissions
SFDFF 2024 Call for Submissions
Swan Lake Poster
Swan Lake A FILM BY Angelin Preljocaj
Brava Theater Audience
SFDFF 2024 Call for Submissions
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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.

2024 Call for Submissions

In celebration of our 15-year anniversary, we are thrilled to announce an open call for a wide range of dance-focused films to present on our internationally acclaimed platform. The fall SFDFF Festival runs 16-20 October, 2024. Submissions are now open and are accepted through 16 April; late deadline is 8 May. SUBMIT NOW!

Filmmaking Masterclass

Dive into the mesmerizing world of dance filmmaking with our 2024 Filmmaking Masterclass: Dancing with the Camera, a two-day virtual intensive with acclaimed director and screenwriter Adi Halfin, March 2 – 3. Uncover the secrets behind Adi’s acclaimed work in dance film. From defining your creative vision to mastering cinematic techniques, this masterclass offers a comprehensive dive into the world of visual storytelling through dance. Learn More
SFDFF 2023 A Look Back
15 YEARS OF DANCE FILM. Reflecting on the past 15 years inspires us to make big plans for the next 15. Contrasting our first festival (screenings in a humble basement) against this year (screenings at historic theaters across SF reaching thousands of audience members) leads us to say we are beyond excited about what’s yet to come. To realize our ambitious vision, we need your support. Please make an end-of-year donation to Dance Film SF to secure 15 more years of reframing dance! Your tax-deductible gift of any amount will support the formidable undertaking of producing and presenting powerful dance films throughout our next chapter — DONATE TODAY!

2023 Festival Highlights

Flower Talkback with Misty Copeland

Live Performances at SFDFF


Misty Copeland Book Wind At My Back

Wind At My Back – Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland’s heartfelt memoir about her friendship with trailblazer Raven Wilkinson which captures the importance of mentorship, shared history, and honoring the past.

SFDFF 2023 talkbacks live performance videos

2023 Talkbacks / Live Performances

Relive the post-screening discussion with trailblazing pioneer Misty Copeland and the creative team behind Flower, along with other signature talks from select programs.

2023 Digital Program

2023 Digital Program

View the printed program book for the fall 2023 Festival. From September 22 through October 8 we’ll be gathering in person with 14 programs and streaming online through October 15

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