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SFDFF Co-Presents Mr. Gaga


SFDFF is pleased to Co-present Mr. Gaga at the Jewish Film Festival.

Inspiring and tough, charismatic yet prickly, Ohad Naharin is Mr. Gaga, Israel’s rock star choreographer and the artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company. Raised on a kibbutz in the 1950s and only receiving his first formal training at the age of 22, Naharin is a larger-than-life, picaresque hero, whose biography resembles a Who’s Who of modern dance. Naharin invented his own playful and exploratory style of movement called Gaga and returned to Israel where he went on to create some of the most provocative and physically demanding choreography of the 21st century. Mr. Gaga is a fascinating look at the life and work of one of the most unconventional figures in the contemporary world of dance. More Info

Mr. Gaga

Directed by Tomer Heymann
(Israel, 2015) 95min
Saturday, July 30, 2016 | 11:30 AM – Castro Theater
Sunday, July 31, 2016 | 11:30 AM – Roda Theater

SFDFF receives 2016 Isadora Duncan "Izzie" Award

SFDFF Receives 2016 Izzie Award


SFDFF is proud to announce its selection as a Special Award Honoree for the 2016 Isadora Duncan Dance Awards. The ceremony was held March 21 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

The Isadora Duncan Dance Awards, known locally as the “Izzies,” are awarded annually to acknowledge exceptional creative achievements in the performance and presentation of dance. Awards are given in nine categories to honor the dancers, choreographers, designers, composers, dance companies, dance scholars and other individuals who have made important contributions to the San Francisco Bay Area’s thriving dance community. Read More.

SFDFF receives 2016 Isadora Duncan "Izzie" Award


The Dancer to appear at NYC MoMA’s film series

SFDFF Board Member and subject of the 1994 classic film “The Dancer,” Katja Björner will appear at New York MoMA’s film series honoring filmmaker Donya Feuer March 4 -8.

When SFDFF discovered that “The Dancer” was never released in San Francisco, it premiered the film last July — 21 years after its 1994 opening in Stockholm, Berlin and New York. Katja presented the film and participated in a post screening conversation that was illuminating to both dance aficionados and to a new generation of dance students who were thrilled to meet “The Dancer”. Read More>>

SFDFF, Katja Björner, The Dancer to appear at NYC MoMA's film series


For NY friends who are interested in attending MoMA’s film series, CLICK HERE

And for SFDFF fans, who may have missed our special screening, the recorded conversation with Katja Björner, SFB dancer, Max Cauthorn and moderator Claire Sheridan will soon be on our website.

SFDFF, Symmetry, post-screening discussion with Ruben van Leer

Art and Science Collide: Post-screening Q&A

SFDFF, Symmetry, post-screening discussion with Ruben van Leer, Ryan Wyatt, and others

Ruben van Leer


The lineup for the Art and Science Collide post-screening discussion / Q&A has been confirmed. Director Ruben van Leer will be joined by Ryan Wyatt, Director of Morrison Planetarium, Dr. Donald Goldsmith, scientist/writer, and Keri Kukral, former professional ballet dancer, bio-mechanical engineer and founder of Raw Science TV. Learn More >>

Saturday, October 10 | 4:30 pm

Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco
MAP | BART | Parking Info

Single Ticket: $15 (Students: $13, ID required)

Eventbrite - Art and Science Collide: Film Screening & Discussion

Silent Disco, San Francisco Dance Film Festival Young Professionals Board, On Pointe: SFDFF Afterparty

On Pointe: SFDFF Afterparty

Silent Disco, San Francisco Dance Film Festival Young Professionals Board, On Pointe: SFDFF Afterparty

Silent Disco: John Haptas, Kristine Samuelson, Amy Seiwert


Join us in raising a toast to the San Francisco dance and arts scene! We’re partnering with Asiento to host a party that benefits the San Francisco Dance Film Festival on its opening night. 10% of every drink purchase benefits SFDFF.

Don’t miss out on the chance to mingle with VIP guests including dancers, choreographers and filmmakers. There will also be a raffle with fun prizes.

We look forward to seeing you there! RSVP NOW And don’t forget your dance moves.

— The SFDFF Young Professionals Board

Thursday, October 8 | 9:30 pm

Asiento, 2730 21st Street, San Francisco

The Hivery

The Hivery Presents: An Evening of Dance Film

Support SFDFF and come see a new film by dancer/choreographer (and SFDFF board member) Grace Kraiijvanger at her popular idea/workspace for women, The Hivery, this Tuesday night at 7pm in Sausalito. Grace will premiere her first dance film called The Road Trip. This four-minute dance piece was performed and created on Mount Tam as a tribute to her mother.

This evening is a fundraiser for the San Francisco Dance Film Festival. A preview of various cool, arty, and elegant dance snippets and shorts will be screened at this special event. Learn More >>

The Hivery Presents: An Evening of Dance Film