Summer Shorts
Throughout the month of August, SFDFF and Marquee TV present a curated selection of short films from around the world, focused on dance and music. Co-curated in collaboration with SFDFF and with the participation of the Festival in Scotland.
2020 Festival Dates
Make sure to mark your calendars for the 11th annual San Francisco Dance Film Festival, October 18 - 25.

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Aaron Venegas and Jerome Antony Barnes on set of Frontiers. Photo: Mihaela Bodlovic

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Welcome to Dance Film SF

Founded in 2010, Dance Film SF is a nonprofit organization that brings dance to new audiences through the presentation and development of dance-based media. In addition to presenting the award-winning San Francisco Dance Film Festival, DFSF’s year-round activities include special screenings, panels, and filmmaking workshops. Through our touring and outreach programs, we send highlight reels to international screens and dance media into local schools. DFSF also produces original dance films through our Co-Laboratory program, matching top choreographers with professional filmmakers and creating the time, space, and budget for them to collaborate.

Artists bring people together, no matter the art form. From live dance, to concerts, theater, and film screenings, people gather to experience the power and hope of artistic expression. Under the current crisis, these experiences are painfully disrupted. Yet, with your help, we at Dance Film SF are determined to weather the storm and continue to find unique ways to bring people together to celebrate the beauty and power of dance through film. Please donate now—we need your help more than ever to help keep us afloat as we prepare for an exciting 2020 fall festival.


Need to spice up your wardrobe? Just in time for summer, we are serving up a new selection of hats, T-shirts, DVDs, and tote bags. Visit our store and view the full lineup.

SFDFF From the Archives

Take a deep dive into the SFDFF archives with these featured films. Selections are updated regularly so check back often! See more curated playlists and free films selected from previous festivals on our YouTube channel—VIEW NOW


2020 SFDFF Award Jury

2020 Award Jury Members

Dance Film SF is pleased to announce our 2020 SF Dance Film Festival Award Jury. These jury members were selected for their deep expertise in dance, film, and culture, and will select winners in five categories

SFDFF Co-presents AVIVA, Director Boaz Yakin ‘s dreamy film with choreography from Bobbi Jene Smith


A sexy, impressionistic, gender-fluid romance set in New York, AVIVA is a dreamy film punctuated by exhuberent dance sequences choreographed by former Batsheva Dance Company member and co-star Bobbi Jene Smith

DELUXE, SFDFF Digital Season


Dance Film SF is honored to collaborate with BalletBoyz to present their program Deluxe, as a part of it’s new Digital Season. BalletBoyz has allowed us to share this program with our community, which would be on tour right now under normal circumstances.


LINES Adult Dance Workshop

You’re invited to kick off your summer online with us at the LINES Dance Center virtual studio and explore the creative process with Alonzo King. Adult Dance Intensive is an immersive dance weekend just for adults

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