Summer Screenings

SFDFF - San Francisco Dance Film Festival

If you missed seeing some of the best shorts programs from previous festivals, SFDFF’s acclaimed touring reels highlighting the best international and audience favorites will be shown this summer at both the Dance on Film summer series at the Lafayette Library in the East Bay on Sunday, July 23 and for the entire month of June at the 836M Gallery in San Francisco where French choreographer and filmmaker Redha will be working in a residency program.

Call for Submissions Closed

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 closed. A special thank you to all the artists who submitted their work. SFDFF is busy screening and selecting films for its 8th annual fall festival, October 19-22. Notifications will be sent out July 1. For details about the submissions process, including submission categories, visit our submissions page.


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