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!
2023 Festival Highlights
Flower Talkback with Misty Copeland
Live Performances at SFDFF
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 and MerciSF partner to promote “Takemehome” a unique collaboration with choreographer Dimitri Chamblas and Kim Gordon from Sonic Youth.
Relive the post-screening discussion with trailblazing pioneer Misty Copeland and the creative team behind Flower, along with other signature talks from select programs.
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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