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SFDFF 2022 Podcast
SFDFF Presents Encore Shorts
Encore Shorts is a new series highlighting selections from our fall 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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2022 Fall Festival
2022 Fall Festival
SFDFF presents its 13th annual Festival. From October 28 - November 7, international and locally produced dance films will be featured in various San Francisco theaters and streamed online. At the close of the Festival an invited jury will announce its award selections and give cash prizes in six categories.
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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.

Learn more about our recent 2022 festival HERE

SFDFF On the Road

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SFDFF On The Road is San Francisco Dance Film Festival’s Touring Program. As part of our ongoing outreach efforts to bring dance to a wider audience, DANCE FILM SF offers annual highlight reels of curated shorts from previous years’ festival programming. These rentals are available as streaming, limited-use content and are intended for educational use by schools, libraries and nonprofit cultural institutions or for small or new film festivals (worldwide) that do not currently have the resources to curate their own programming. LEARN MORE

2022 Festival Award Winners

The list of 2022 festival award winners has been announced by SFDFF’s independent award jury. For the complete list of winners, visit our awards page HERE.

Festival Photo Albums

Find your photo. Visit our Festival Photos page to relive all the moments from our 2022 festival. Photos courtesy of Reneff-Olson Productions.

Babatunji Johnson live performance, Coppelia opening night with Michaela DePrince, Amit Patel live performance

Please consider becoming a new supporter or renewing an annual gift. Thanks again to our loyal dance film lovers who continually inspire and support our efforts to reframe dance through film. DONATE TODAY!

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


SFDFF 2022 Festival - Raising-Voices

Raising Voices Touring Reel

SFDFF launches Raising Voices for On the Road Touring program. Delve into moving stories through a provocative collection of activism-based films featuring dance, storytelling, poetry and music.

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2022 Festival Trailer

SFDFF presents its 13th annual Festival. From October 28 – November 7, international and locally produced dance films will be featured in various San Francisco theaters and streamed online.

SFDFF Co-Presents LYRA

Post:ballet and The Living Earth Show and SFDFF co-present Lyra, a contemporary exploration of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth featuring an original score by Samuel Adams

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BOXBLUR Performance & Screening

BOXBLUR 2022 in collaboration with SFDFF presents an original commissioned score by Shinji Eshima that will be performed live at Catharine Clark Gallery followed by a selection of film shorts.

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