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.
San Francisco Premiere of Flower
SFDFF announces the San Francisco Premiere of Flower on October 1 at the Brava Theater. This short episodic film series starring and produced by world-renowned ballerina Misty Copeland, is set in Oakland, California, and was created with artists from the Bay Area community including local dancers. Music for the film is by Grammy-winner Raphael Saadiq with choreography by Alonzo King and Rich + Tone Talauega. The program will feature a Q&A with Misty Copeland, Alonzo King and Lauren Finerman. Learn More / Buy Tickets
Narrative Shorts - Thurs, Oct 5
“Dancing in A-Yard” is an intimate look into the lives of ten men in a rehabilitative dance program in Los Angeles County’s California State Prison at Lancaster. By dancing and telling their stories together, these men and their instructor challenge toxic masculinity and confront stigmas faced by incarcerated people. Learn More
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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.
We are pleased to announce our 2023 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 six categories
SFDFF is proud to be a community partner for the 2023 Queer Dance Film Festival! Join us on Sunday, June 4, 2023 from 2-4pm at the iconic New Parkway Theatre to witness the beauty and diversity of queer dance
SFDFF Co-Presents “Peafowl” by Byun Sung-bin. Professional Waack dancer, Myung makes a pilgrimage to her hometown to lead her father’s funeral ritual, decades after she left in the face of family and community transphobia
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