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.
Dancers Without Borders at NIGHT WATCH
On Friday September 17 at the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture’s Cowell Theater, SFDFF will co-present Dancers Without Borders a program of short dance films that highlight stories of immigration and a performance by Lenora Lee Dance.
This event accompanies Shimon Attie’s Night Watch, a video portrait of refugees granted asylum in the U.S., which will be visible on a floating barge from Fort Mason. Co-Produced by BOXBLUR and Immersive Arts Alliance. (Free with required registration) – Learn More Here
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!
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
SFDFF returns to Marquee TV’s Summer Shorts festival this August. Enjoy free access to thirty short films featuring theater, opera, and dance, including eight selected by SFDFF!
We are pleased to announce our 2021 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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