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 shorts and audience favorites will be shown this summer at the Dance on Film summer series at the Lafayette Library in the East Bay on Sunday, July 23. And as part of French choreographer and filmmaker Redha’s exhibition, DANCE NO MATTER WHAT, SFDFF’s touring reel will be playing until September 15 at the 836M Gallery in San Francisco.

2017 Film Selections

SFDFF - San Francisco Dance Film Festival, Home Page, 2017 Call for Entries
Special thank you to all the artists who submitted their films to SFDFF. We were overwhelmed with a particularly large group of well-qualified entries which made the job of selecting the final films incredibly challenging. Film selections for the fall festival will be announced on August 15.


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