SFDFF Closing Night 2019
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For the festival’s closing night, seventeen short films by Bay Area artists will be screened in this annual event celebrating our thriving local dance community. The evening will conclude with SFDFF’s award ceremony with cash prizes in six categories. Winners are chosen by an independent, invited jury.

BAY AREA FILMMAKERS AND FESTIVAL AWARDS

Highlights: Program includes a live performance by Antara Bhardwaj

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You Don't Own Me

You Don’t Own Me

“Ballet dancers are fiercely both owned and on display as a profession. Looking into the camera we reclaim our dancing, …
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Emma Rubinowitz
Emma Rubinowitz
United States
Coyote Waltz

Coyote Waltz

In 2016, as part of the National Park Centennial, and directed by Amelia Rudolph, the dancers and technical team of …
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Amelia Rudolph
United States
Particles

Particles

This work features two mature, highly-accomplished professional dancers – Danielle Rowe, an alum of Nederlands Dans Theatre, the Australian Ballet, …
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Matthew McKee
Francisco Gella
United States
Underground

Underground

An introspection of freedom, culture and identity through the minds of raw battle B-boys in the Bay Area …
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Jun Bae
Papa Ricks / Scarface / Majin Vu / Nasty Ray
United States
Ascending

Ascending

Five San Francisco artists reflect on the intimate moments that have shaped their lives …
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Benjamin Freemantle
Nicholas Korkos
United States
A Flower

A Flower

Within the setting of a sparse black box, the film is set to the song “A Flower” by John Cage …
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Skyla Schreter
Skyla Schreter
United States
Coming Home

Coming Home

Another life exists behind closed doors. A life of sexuality, meditation, heart, and privacy. Jaime Castilla strips away his exterior …
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Benjamin Freemantle
Jaime Garcia Castilla
United States
Alice In Struttersland

Alice In Struttersland

The Queens roses have been painted red! After she finds the culprit, The Queen battle’s Alice in Struttersland. Impressed by …
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Agatha “Agatron” Rupniewski, Ivy Chen, Tawatha Steendam
Tawatha Steendam, Agatha “Agatron” Rupniewski, Lonnie “Pop Tart” Green
United States
Imagined Escape

Imagined Escape

Coping with a troubled relationship with his brother, a lonely boy finds himself in an imagined world where he experiences …
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Lauren Bedal
Lauren Bedal
(United States, 2019) 5:12 minutes
Mirrors, SFDFF 2019

Mirrors

A series of feverish and painful memories force a contemporary ballet dancer to confront her past as she tries to …
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Mary Marxen
Meredith Webster
United States
This is The Walk

This is The Walk

Syra McCarthy, Raymond Samame
Clarissa Dyas, Kassidy Friend
Rest/Go

Rest/Go

Clare Schweitzer
Clare Schweitzer/Kierstin Kratzer
United States
If Cities Could Dance: Richmond (KQED)

If Cities Could Dance: Richmond (KQED)

If Cities Could Dance features dancers from across the country who dare to imagine what it would look like if …
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Jessica Jones
United States
Disregarded

Disregarded

“Disregarded” is a short film about the experience of not being seen and the messy feelings around being invisible. Choreographed …
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RJ Muna
Jodi Lomask
United States
Ballet Break

Ballet Break

Ballet Break asks three SF Ballet dancers to trade in their pointe shoes for sneakers, and the stage for something …
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Chloe Roth
United States
Bone + Tissue

Bone + Tissue

The daily struggles of our lives weigh us down and drains away our energy. Balancing our passions, financial priorities, family, …
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Raymond Baltazar, Jonny Tran
Jonny Tran
United States
Beacon

Beacon

Singer-songwriter Alya Nereo invites us into her world of mystique and wonder as we follow her reverent call to mother …
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Patrick Hagan
Ayla Nereo
United States

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