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
2023 Call for Submissions
Now in our 14th season, SFDFF continues to seek groundbreaking work in the field of screendance, and welcomes submissions of dance-based narrative shorts and features, documentaries, live performance captures, installations, and music videos. All forms of dance are welcome.
SFDFF On the Road
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. LEARN MORE
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 fall 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
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.
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!
SFDFF Recommends: BCF 2023
BCF celebrates 19 years of presenting the festival highlighting award-winning Bay Area Choreographers and companies through unique and dynamic performances.
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.
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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