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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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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.

Festival Trailer

Learn more about the fall festival program lineup HERE

Festival Passes and Tickets Now On Sale

Grab your passes today for the best savings on SFDFF 2022! With three different passes to choose from, there is something for everyone. The Streaming Pass gives viewers access to the festival’s online programs, available on  Eventive, while the full Festival Pass offers complete access to both streaming + in-person screenings.

Prefer single tickets? Individual tickets are now available. BUY NOW

Artist Spotlight: Steven Melendez

New York Theatre Ballet Artistic Director Steven Melendez and Dancing Through the Lens Co-host Chris Ouellette discuss the 2022 documentary Lift. The film follows the incredible journey of Steven Melendez as he returns to the same Bronx homeless shelter in which he grew up after a celebrated career on the world ballet stage. Screens on Saturday, November 5th at the Delancey Theater. More information and tickets can be found HERE.
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!

2022 Award Jury

We are so pleased to announce the award jury for SFDFF 2022: Sarah Cecilia Bukowski, Pablo Riquelme Cuartero, Maia De Zan Hatch, Joe Goode, and Sabrina Sellers. 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 six categories.
Learn More About the Jury

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 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.

Marquee TV Summer Shorts 2022 SFDFF

Marquee TV Summer Shorts 2022

SFDFF returns to Marquee TV’s Summer Shorts festival this August. Enjoy free access to thirty one short films including six selected by SFDFF! All films are available to watch through August 31.

SFDFF 2022 Award Jury

2022 Award Jury Members

We are pleased to announce our 2022 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

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