SFDFF 2019 Festival
SFDFF 2019 Festival
2020 Programs
2019 Programs
Welcome to the program lineup for the 10th annual San Francisco Dance Film Festival. This year we are celebrating our 10 Year Anniversary. We are excited to bring to you a rich lineup of feature length dance films and short programs that reflect our growth over the last decade and also gives a nod to how we envision our future.

Festival Dates: November 2 - 10.
2020 Programs
2020 Programs
2019 Programs
Welcome to the program lineup for the 10th annual San Francisco Dance Film Festival. This year we are celebrating our 10 Year Anniversary. We are excited to bring to you a rich lineup of feature length dance films and short programs that reflect our growth over the last decade and also gives a nod to how we envision our future.

Festival Dates: November 2 - 10.
2020 Programs
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2019 Festival Programs

Welcome to the program lineup for the 10th annual San Francisco Dance Film Festival. Join us in our tenth year of sharing dance films. We feature dancers from all over the world who use this art form to celebrate life, reflect  on current events, and give expression to our innermost thoughts.

2019 Award Winners | 2019 Award Jury

Feature Length Films

Ballet for Life was a unique collaboration between three huge cultural brands: Queen, Versace and the visionary choreographer Maurice Béjart. At its heart is the loss of two legendary performers, Freddie Mercury and dancer Jorge Donn, both of whom died of AIDS in the early 1990s.
Lynne Wake
Maurice Béjart
Queen & Béjart: Ballet For Life

Queen & Béjart: Ballet For Life

… a masterpiece which, according to critics, has reached heights deemed hitherto impossible on the landscape of modern arts.
Andreas Paeper
Nacho Duato
Les Ballets De Monte Carlo, Nacho Duato, SFDFF 2019

Les Ballets de Monte Carlo

Drama, dance and death innovatively collide in Georgia Parris’ life-affirming debut feature starring renowned contemporary dancer Bobbi Jene Smith. ★★★★ “Stirringly adventurous… A startling level of achievement.”The Guardian
Georgia Parris
Maxine Doyle
Mari

Mari

Various
Various
SFDFF 2019 YAP films from China

Dance Films from China

In the ghetto where Lil Buck grew up, violence and poverty are everywhere—but dance is keeping people alive and proud.
Louis Wallecan
Lil Buck
Lil Buck: Real Swan, SFDFF 2019

Lil Buck: Real Swan

One of the greatest romantic ballets of all time, Giselle is the first full length work choreographed by Akram Khan. < br /> < br /> ★★★★★ – “Staggeringly beautiful” —Daily Express
Akram Khan
Akram Khan
Akram Khan’s Giselle | 2019 SF Dance Film Festival

Akram Khan’s Giselle

Created by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young, the award-winning Betroffenheit is a boundary-stretching hybrid of theatre and dance that explores the psychological states of trauma, grief and addiction.
Jeff Tudor
Crystal Pite
Betroffenheit, SFDFF 2019

Betroffenheit

Staged by acclaimed director-choreographer John Neumeier and produced in collaboration with The Joffrey Ballet
Matthew Diamond
John Neumeier
Orphee et Eurydice, SFDFF 2019

Orphée et Eurydice from Lyric Opera of C…

A rare and privileged glimpse as two star dancers embrace the challenge of having one week to learn and rehearse choreographer Ohad Naharin’s B/olero.
Catherine Ginier-Gillet, Luc Pagès
Ohad Naharin
Répétition(s) | 2019 SF Dance Film Festival

Répétition(s)

An evening with the Paris Opera Ballet under the sign of contemporary dance, directed by Cédric Klapisch and Miguel Octave!
Cédric Klapisch, Miguel Octave
James Thierrée, Hofesh Shechter, Iván Pérez, Crystal Pite
Thierrée / Shechter / Pérez / Pite, SFDFF 2019

Four Choreographers of our Time at the P…

Documentary portrait of the career of Spanish dancer and choreographer Sol Picó
Susanna Barranco
Sol Picó
From Knee to Heart | 2019 SF Dance Film Festival

From Knee to Heart

The ballet itself is the result of Boris Eifman’s years-long contemplation of the great composer’s personality and creative world.
Boris Eifman
Boris Eifman
Tchaikovsky Pro Et Contra, SFDFF 2019

TCHAIKOVSKY PRO et CONTRA

Reimagined as a narrative feature and shot on location in Budapest, this film by International Emmy Award-winning directors Michael Nunn and William Trevitt brings the Shakespeare classic, and Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s celebrated choreography to the big screen.
Michael Nunn, William Trevitt
Sir Kenneth MacMillan
SFDFF 2019 Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet Ballet Boyz

See the intense fragility and austere beauty of the polar landscape, while witnessing the current crisis it is facing from climate change.
Corey Baker
Dancing on Icebergs

Dancing on Icebergs

Shorts Programs

Virtual Reality Room, SFDFF 2019

Virtual Reality Experience Room

Immerse yourself in dance as you virtually step inside the frame with this exhibition of 360°/VR films. SFDFF’s 2019 VR ...
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Brava Kick-Off Shorts, SFDFF 2019

Brava Theater Kick-Off

SFDFF kicks off a four-day run at Brava Theater SFDFF kicks off a four-day run at Brava Theater with a ...
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Four Corners of The World

Four Corners of The World

Four films from four countries — Columbia, Iran, China, and India — demonstrate the timelessness of the world’s most universal ...
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Women on the Move, SFDFF 2019

Women On The Move

A unique collection of female-directed films that brings to light the many facets of womanhood. We meet women challenged with ...
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Raising Voices, Social Justice, SFDFF 2019

Raising Voices

Weaving mini documentaries and experimental shorts spanning a wide cross-section of the dance community, Raising Voices celebrates the work of ...
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Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

From the casually playful Finnish directors of SFDFF’s 2017 award-winning short Cold Storage, comes Fram, a documentary about two friends ...
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Kids Dance Flix Festival Preview

Kids Dance Flix

Presenting a matinee program of short animated and live-action dance films for young audiences. Followed by a live performance by ...
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SFDFF Closing Night 2019, Bar Area Shorts + Festival Awards

SFDFF Closing Night 2019Local Shorts \ A...

For the festival's closing night, seventeen short films by Bay Area artists will be screened in this annual event celebrating ...
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