SFDFF Bonus Programs

Virtual Red Carpet

Our hosts Adji Cissoko and Alex Irwin meet up with many of the filmmakers and special guests whose works are featured in the festival. See festival highlights and hear guests from around the world  weighing in on their favorite films and artists as they sparkle with Adji and Alex.

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Uprooted Q&A

View this special discussion with Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance filmmakers Khadifa Wong, Joan Gill Amorim, Lisa Donmall-Reeve, Matt Simpkins, and Zak Nemorin, moderated by Bay Area filmmaker and journalist Manjula Varghese. The story of jazz dance is a complex one as it goes to the very heart of humanity. It is a story of triumph over adversity, oppression and privilege as well as a celebration.


Clips Conversation and Tap with Jason Samuels Smith

Clips, Conversation and Tap

Join acclaimed hoofer Jason Samuels Smith for an exclusive look at extended dance clips from the award-winning documentary, Maurice Hines: Bring Them Back about the life and career of an outspoken showman. The clips highlight the exhilarating Hines Brothers tap duo and invites viewers to learn a tap step or two inspired by their Henry LeTang-honed legacy. (Co-Presented by Divine Rhythm Productions / Tap Family Reunion)

Free to pass holders & ticket buyers of Maurice Hines: Bring Them Back

Revisor Q&A

Revisor is the latest creation from award-winning dance-theatre makers Crystal Pite & Jonathon Young, based on the well-known play The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol. The film explores conflict, comedy and corruption in the potent relationship between language and the body. Co-creator Jonathon Young, dancer Tiffany Tregarthen, and journalist Claudia Bauer discuss the creative process and challenges behind bringing the work to life.

Free to festival pass holders & ticket buyers of Revisor

Co-Laboratory Behind-the-Scenes

DFSF’s new Co-Laboratory film Dear Black Girls is a collaboration between choreographers Isha Clarke (Youth vs Apocalypse) and Shayla Avery (Youth Protect the Bay) and film director Yoram Savion (Yak Films). Join the creative team for a behind-the-scenes look into the creative process and discussion about how movement based art can connect the grief and the pain with the joy and the hope for this current moment.

Free to pass holders & ticket buyers of Raising Voices Program

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Filmmaker Forum

Our annual filmmaker forum features a roundtable chat with this year’s selected filmmakers as they discussed how their approaches to creating and distributing work has changed in this eventful year.

After Dark Party

Music, behind-the-scenes footage, and chats with special guests including Post:Ballet Artistic Director Robert Dekkers and filmmaker Lance Drake, longtime collaborator with the band MUSE.