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SFDFF On The Road

SFDFF On The Road is San Francisco Dance Film Festival’s Touring Program. As part of our ongoing outreach efforts to bring dance to a wider audience, DANCE FILM SF is offering the rental of one of our annual highlight reels of curated shorts from previous years’ festival programming. These rentals are available as streaming, limited-use content and are intended for educational use by schools, libraries and nonprofit cultural institutions or for small or new film festivals (worldwide) that do not currently have the resources to curate their own programming. By special request, we may offer multiple viewings for approved educational institutions that will assign controlled viewings of a package as part of their syllabus coursework. These touring packages are NOT FOR COMMERCIAL SALE.

The license fee includes permission to screen a touring reel of choice, PLUS a print-ready PDF program for self-printing and distributing to your students/patrons. We’ll also include promotional film stills.

To request permission for the rental of one of our Touring Packages, please send an email to linda@dancefilmsf.org

PROGRAM 1 : Audience Favorites | 2023

Audience Favorites (AF23)

Take a tour of diverse dance styles as smoldering jazz, flamboyant drag, athletic street dance, and world-class ballet come into conversation across the globe. From the intimacy of dance studios to the bustling streets of Lagos, Mexico City, and San Francisco’s own soaring hilltops, dancers find poetic expression in the universal language of the body in motion.

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PROGRAM 2 : Screenscapes | 2023

Screenscapes (SS23)

Dive deeper into screendance with these eight international dance works for camera that expertly craft multidimensional artistic works to tell urgent stories. Themes of migration and displacement, ritual and transformative self-discovery together emphasize the triumphant power of the individual spirit and the need for community.

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PROGRAM 3 : Raising Voices | 2023

Raising Voices (RV23)

SFDFF’s 5th annual Raising Voices shorts program spotlights moving stories told through movement, poetry, and music from artists who harness dance as cultural expression and activism.

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PROGRAM 4 : Audience Favorites | 2022

Audience Favorites (AF22)

Audience Favorites 2022 features a specially curated program of some of the more provocative, creative and joyous dance film shorts from our 2022 official selections. Featuring work by Bay Area and international filmmakers, this eclectic program is a comical and playful mix of artistic disciplines and styles.

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Schedule

2024
• Bud Werner Memorial Library, Steamboat Springs, Colorado AF23

2023
• St. Mary’s College, Moraga, CA
• San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA
• Healdsburg Dance Collective, Healdsburg, CA
• Sonoma Library, Healdsburg, CA
• MN Dance Company, Slovenia
• Seoul Dance Film Festival, South Korea
• Berklee College in Boston
• Mills College at Northeastern University, Oakland, CA

2022
• St. Mary’s College, Moraga, CA
• San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA
• Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Bryn Mawr, PA
• Moving Southwest Dance Festival, Santa Fe, NM

2021
• Houston Ballet, Houston, TX (Mar-May) AF18, AF19, AF20
• Seoul Dance Film Festival, South Korea (Nov) AF20

2020
• Seoul Dance Film Festival, South Korea (Nov) AF18, AF19

2019
• Louisville Children’s Film Festival, Louisville, KY (Feb, Mar) DFAA
• Bay Area National Dance Week, Dances for Camera 2019,
SF Public Library, San Francisco, (May) AF18 + Co-Lab Retrospective

2018
• Bay Area National Dance Week, Dances for Camera 2018,
SF Public Library, San Francisco, (May) BA17
• National Center for Choreography, University of Akron, Ohio (Jul) AF16
Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema, San Francisco, (Sep) Co-Lab Films
• Young Artist Platform of Chinese Dancers Association, Beijing Normal University,
China (Oct) AF17, BB16
• Seoul Dance Film Festival, South Korea (Oct) AF17, BA17

2017
• 
Purbeck Art Weeks Festival, Swanage, UK (May-Jun) AF15
• Bay Area National Dance Week, Dances for Camera 2017,
SF Public Library, San Francisco, (Apr) LS16
• Dance on Film, Lafayette Library and Learning Center, CA (Jul) AF16
• Seoul Dance Film Festival, South Korea (Nov) AF16, BB16

2016
American College Dance Assn, Scottsdale Community College,
Scottsdale, Arizona (Mar) BB15
• Bay Area National Dance Week, Dances for Camera 2016,
SF Public Library, San Francisco, (Apr) AF15
Bud Werner Memorial Library, Steamboat Springs, Colorado AF15
• Dance on Film, Lafayette Library and Learning Center, CA (Jul) AF15