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)

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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

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Dance & Film Course at UC Berkeley

Interested in learning more about dance-based films? SFDFF Artistic Director Greta Schoenberg will once again will be guest lecturer this fall at Kathryn Roszak’s course, Moving Images, Dance and Film, offered at UC Berkeley.

The course will meeting on Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. between October 2 and November 6, 2015. Learn More>>

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SFDFF Presents: Summer 2015 Filmmaking Workshop

Learn to Shoot Dance Film

SFDFF Presents: Summer 2015 Filmmaking Workshop

photo: Elena Zhukova, dancers: Michael Montgomery and Laura O’Malley

SFDFF presents a two-day screendance production workshop taught by local dance filmmaker Ben Estabrook. This workshop will guide students, through a hands-on approach, to investigate two different approaches to shooting dance film: structured vs. improvised. The workshop culminates with a film shoot that will give students the opportunity to apply both a structured and improvised methodology to shooting a set piece of choreography.

The students will prepare for the shoot by analyzing some of the field’s best works that exemplify either approach. They will also learn the different tools that a director has at her or his disposal to manipulate the camera such as a dolly and jib, affordable alternatives to the Steadicam, and new technologies that allow for dramatic aerial shots. Learn More>>

August 22 & 23 | 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Z-Lab in Zellerbach Hall Room 170, UC Berkeley Department of TDPS
Price: $250 General / $175 Students



Max Cauthorn joins post-screening discussion

Max Cauthorn joins post-screening discussion at SFDFFWhat is it like to pursue a dream to be a professional dancer? What sacrifices are made, and what role does a mentor play in helping a young student become a professional dancer? Max Cauthorn who recently joined the company at San Francisco Ballet after intensive training at the San Francisco Ballet School with be joining the post-screening discussion of THE DANCER. More Info>>