Call for Submissions

The call for submissions to SFDFF is currently CLOSED but will reopen on February 1, 2018.

Entering our ninth season in 2018, the festival continues to seek groundbreaking work in the field of screendance, and welcomes submissions of dance-based narrative shorts and features, documentaries, live performance captures, installations, music videos, and art/experimental films.

All films selected for the Festival are eligible for cash awards. For complete details, visit our SUBMISSIONS page.

Festival Photos

CLICK HERE to view the 2017 festival photo galleries. Photo by Alexander Reneff-Olson

2017 AWARD WINNERS

SFDFF - San Francisco Dance Film Festival

Awards for the 8th annual San Francisco Dance Film Festival, chosen by a group of independent jury members, were announced at the end of the closing night program. Awards were given to the following films. Read More.

Best Documentary
Best Documentary
Rebels on Pointe | Canada, 2017 | Director: Bobbi Jo Hart
Best Art/Experimental
Best Art/Experimental
Womb | Switzerland, 2016 | Director: Gilles Jobin | Choreographer: Gilles Jobin
Best Live Performance Capture
Best Live Performance Capture
A Swan Lake | Norway, 2014 | Director: Jeff Tudor | Choreographer: Alexander Ekman
Best Short Over 10 Min
Best Short Over 10 Min
And So Do I | Lebanon, 2016 | Director: Jana G. Younes | Choreographer: Jens Bjerregaard
Best Short Under 10 Min
Best Short Under 10 Min
Jonah | United States, 2016 | Director: Andrew Michael Ellis | Choreographer: Ernest Felton Baker
Best Short Under 5 Min
Ceiling
Ceiling | United States, 2016 | Director: Katherine Helen Fisher | Choreographer: Katherine Helen Fisher
Best Short Under 5 Min
Best Short Under 5 Min
Take Your Time | United States, 2017 | Director: Max Sachar, Natasha Adorlee Johnson | Choreographer: Natasha Adorlee Johnson
Best Student Film
Best Student Film
Dance to the Music in your Heart | United States, 2017 | Director: Qiying Lin | Choreographer: Antoine Hunter, Ellen S Chang