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.
SFDFF Closing Weekend - October 23–24
Dancing Queens – 10/23 @ 7:30pm
Celebrate queerness in all of its forms through these six shorts. Moving from the intimacy of partners’ embraces to the emphatic maximalism of vogue performance, these films recognize the challenges of existing beyond the binary but ultimately embrace difference as a force for pride and positive change. Learn More
Bay Area Shorts – 10/24 @ 7pm
SFDFF wouldn’t be what it is without its annual celebration of Bay Area dance films. The two-part program features new work from established dancers and filmmakers and by newcomers venturing behind the camera for the first time. With live performance by Babatunji Johnson. Learn More
Ailey Q & A with Robert Battle and Jamila Wignot
Just released. View the discussion about the 2020 documentary Ailey with director Jamila Wignot and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Artistic Director Robert Battle, moderated by Bay Area dance critic Rachel Howard. Ailey streams October 15-24. View other Q&As from our 2021 festival.
2021 Festival Trailer
During the pandemic, live artistic experiences have been painfully disrupted, but with your help, we at Dance Film SF (DFSF) have been weathering the storm and continuing to find unique ways to bring people together to celebrate the beauty and power of dance through film.
Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to help us plan for an exciting new season of dance + films. Everything we do is only possible thanks to generous dance film lovers like you! DONATE TODAY!
View the digital program for the 12th annual San Francisco Dance Film Festival. From October 15-24, 2021, global audiences will enjoy streaming access through Marquee TV alongside select in-person screenings in San Francisco.
Gain insight into our 2021 festival films through these exclusive Q&As with filmmakers
SFDFF co-presents In Balanchine’s Classroom. The new documentary takes us back to the glory years of Balanchine’s New York City Ballet through the remembrances of his former dancers.
Live performance + SFDFF’s presentation of Spirit Labour, a visual essay that follows the creative practice of sculptor and performance artist Janine Antoni with the late Anna Halprin
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