2017 Film Selections

"SFDFF - San Francisco Dance Film Festival 2017 Films
We are pleased to announce programming for our 8th annual festival, featuring over 90 dance films at multiple San Francisco venues October 19 – 22. Along with screenings, this year’s festival includes opening and closing receptions, post-screening discussions with filmmakers, live performances, an exhibition of VR 360 films, a full day of live performance captures, and an exciting collaboration with Catharine Clark Gallery featuring art/experimental dance films from September 9 through October 28.

The festival wraps on Sunday, October 22, at 6:30 p.m. with a celebration of Bay Area artists, including screenings of local shorts and the premieres of two new films from SFDFF’s annual filmmaking project the Co-Laboratory. View List of 2017 Films.


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


The festival schedule with individual program dates, times, and a link to purchase tickets is now live. For details visit 2017 Festival Schedule.

Art/Experimental Films

WOMB, Gilles Jobin

WOMB © Cie Gilles Jobin

SFDFF is once again collaborating with Catharine Clark Gallery to expand the festival’s venues for presenting films that are suited for or were specifically made for a gallery experience.

OPENING: September 9, 3-6pm

The films, directed by an international roster of filmmakers, with three receiving their US premiere, will be on continuous loop in the gallery’s media room from September 9-October 28. The program is presented in conjunction with artist Chris Doyle’s exhibition Hollow and Swell that coincides with the launch of BOX BLUR 2.0, a series of concerts, film screenings and conversations that explore performance outside the proscenium. More Info>>

September 9–October 28, 2017

Catharine Clark Gallery | 248 Utah Street | San Francisco | CA | 94103
Hours: Tuesday – Friday | 11am – 6pm, ​Saturday | 11am – 5pm

Tickets and Festival Passes

SFDFF Home, Festival Passes

Tickets for the 2017 festival are now live. Click here to purchase individual program tickets.

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