2016 Film Selections

SFDFF, San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2016, Maze

SFDFF is pleased to announce programming for our 7th fall festival October 20 to 23 at the Brava Theater Center in San Francisco. Seventy films from around the globe, including many U.S. premieres, will offer audiences a kaleidoscopic look at dance in its varied forms, both old and new. View List of Films.

2016 Festival Trailer


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Schedule and Tickets

SFDFF, San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2016, Flamenco

The complete schedule of films along with information on how to buy tickets is now live. Visit our SCHEDULE page to see the impressive range of programs we have planned for October. Visit our TICKETS PAGE for festival passes and individual tickets.

Festival Fundraising Kick Off Event

SFDFF Festival Kick Off

SFDFF will kick-off the 2016 festival with the U.S. premiere of Rudolf Nureyev – Dance to Freedom. This close-focus dramatized documentary tells the extraordinary story of Soviet dancer Rudolf Nureyev’s defection to the West at the height of the Cold War. Filmed in St. Petersburg and Paris, the film is narrated by those involved in the events, including first-time testimony from key participants, and includes performance re-enactments by Bolshoi star Artem Ovcharenko. More Info.

Also on the program is In the Countenance of Kings, a short film adaptation of Justin Peck’s new work for San Francisco Ballet.

Rudolf Nureyev – Dance to Freedom

Directed by Richard Curson-Smith
(UK, 2015) 90 min

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 | 7:00 PM
Taube Atrium Theater, Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue

Eventbrite - Screening of Rudolf Nureyev: Dance to Freedom