SFDFF 2017 Call for Submissions

SFDFF - San Francisco Dance Film Festival, Home Page, 2017 Call for Entries
The call for submissions to the 2017 San Francisco Dance Film Festival is now open. For details about the submissions process, including submission categories and official deadlines, visit our submissions page. SFDFF will return to the Brava Theater in October for the eighth annual festival.


All films selected for the Festival are eligible for cash awards up to $1,000. Winners will be selected by independent award jury.

Special Preview Screening

Alive and Kicking Screening and Live Performance

Thank you to everyone who came to our special preview screening of Alive and Kicking. The film was followed by a rousing performance by bay-area Lindy Hop dancers.


The film explores the culture surrounding Swing dance from the emergence of the Lindy Hop to the modern day international phenomenon. Following the growth of Swing dance from its purely American roots as an art form, to countries all over the world, Alive and Kicking looks at the lives of the Swing dancers themselves to find their personal stories and why this dance fills them with joy. View Trailer and Read More  | View Event Photos

Tuesday, April 4 | 8:00 – 10:00pm

Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco

New Submission Category – Art/Experimental Film

In an effort to expand the genre’s reach, SFDFF is collaborating with new partners to present experimental and innovative works that are suited for or were specifically made for a gallery experience. Category includes dance related video art, animation, and experimental short film appropriate for installation, preferably single channel work suitable for projection or monitor-based presentation. Selected entries will be presented by our exhibition partner, Catharine Clark Gallery, in their dedicated media room during “BOX BLUR | Dance, Word and Performance in Concert with Chris Doyle’s exhibition, ‘Swell’,” and for the entire run of the festival.