Submissions for the 2016 San Francisco Dance Film Festival open February 1

Submissions for SFDFF’s 2016 festival remain open through May 15. All dance-based films of any style or length, with a production date of 2013 or later, will be considered. For more information, view our submissions page.

Upcoming Screening

Dances for Camera, Presented by SFDFF and San Francisco Public Library

Dances for Camera presented by SFDFF and SF Public Library

Thursday, April 28, 5:30 – 7:30pm | Free and open to the public

In celebration of International Dance Day and Bay Area National Dance Week, SFDFF will present highlights from the 2015 festival, including award-winning screendance shorts and Let’s Get The Rhythm, a 53-minute documentary by Bay Area filmmaker Irene Chagall chronicling girls’ hand-clapping games on inner-city playgrounds and around the world, from every continent and many islands in between. More Info>>

Celebrating Ballet on Film

Spring Fling with Dancers from SF Ballet

Sunday, May 1, Screening: 7:00-8:00pm | Reception: 8:00-9:00pm

Join the Museum of Performance + Design, San Francisco Dance Film Festival and dancers from San Francisco Ballet for an evening of short dance films and reception to benefit MP+D and SFDFF, two organizations that help capture, promote and preserve dance. This special evening features short dance films, screened at SFDFF, that were created over the years with and by artists from San Francisco Ballet. More Info>>

Disportrait: A Documentary Portrait of Nacho Duato

SFDFF Presents Disportrait: A Documentary Portrait of Nacho Duato

Thursday, May 19 | 7:00 – 8:30pm

In this revelatory documentary about an artist in transition, iconic choreographer Nacho Duato accepts the challenge of modernizing a traditionalist Russian troupe, even as it plunges him into cultural and social isolation. More Info>>