2019 Award Winners

Awards for the 10th annual San Francisco Dance Film Festival, chosen by a group of independent jury members, were announced at the end of the closing night program. Awards were given to the following films:
Lil Buck: Real Swan, SFDFF 2019
Bringing his experience in the ballet world with him, Lil Buck heads back to South Memphis to teach dance to the youth, offering them the chance of a better future ...

Lil Buck: Real Swan

Betroffenheit, SFDFF 2019
Betroffenheit is a riveting, tender-hearted exploration of loss, isolation and survival in the aftermath of a life-altering tragedy. This dance-theatre hybrid has been awarded "best dance show of the 21st ...


About Face
ABOUT FACE is the first of a 3-part short film series that puts a different spin on the school to prison pipeline and the role of fathers of black and ...

About Face

Three sisters grow up in a broken home. They are at each other's mercy and survive as long as they are together. But is their loving connection strong enough to ...


The Derive, SFDFF 2019
An Iranian dance film where the performer dances her way through the crowds of narrow bazaar alleys in an elaborate choreography on both the performing and camera-operating side. Shot guerrilla ...

The Dérive

The Act of Breathing
The concept of the film is based on the physical and emotional behaviour of breathing. This vital living function is manifested in an artificial and yet organic material, plastic, as ...

The Act of Breathing