SFDFF 2019 Dance Film Festival
Explore SFDFF 2019
Festival Dates: November 2 - 10.
Art and experimental, documentaries, family films, live performance capture, or shorts – San Francisco Dance Film Festival 2019 offers something for each of us. The stories span an emotional range but share one common thread: compelling dance entertainment. Enjoy!
Lil' Buck: Real Swan
Lil Buck:
Real Swan
Through his eyes, we discover an amazing community—violence and poverty are everywhere but dance is keeping them alive and proud.
Ballet for Life Premiere showing
Queen + Béjart:
Ballet For Life
SFDFF invites you to join us in celebrating the North American premiere of Queen + Béjart: Ballet For Life by Lynne Wake.
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2019 Festival Award Winners

Lil Buck: Real Swan, SFDFF 2019
Bringing his experience in the ballet world with him, Lil Buck heads back to South Memphis to teach dance to the youth, offering them the chance of a better future ...
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Lil Buck: Real Swan

Betroffenheit, SFDFF 2019
Betroffenheit is a riveting, tender-hearted exploration of loss, isolation and survival in the aftermath of a life-altering tragedy. This dance-theatre hybrid has been awarded "best dance show of the 21st ...
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About Face
ABOUT FACE is the first of a 3-part short film series that puts a different spin on the school to prison pipeline and the role of fathers of black and ...
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About Face

Three sisters grow up in a broken home. They are at each other's mercy and survive as long as they are together. But is their loving connection strong enough to ...
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The Derive, SFDFF 2019
An Iranian dance film where the performer dances her way through the crowds of narrow bazaar alleys in an elaborate choreography on both the performing and camera-operating side. Shot guerrilla ...
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The Dérive

The Act of Breathing
The concept of the film is based on the physical and emotional behaviour of breathing. This vital living function is manifested in an artificial and yet organic material, plastic, as ...
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The Act of Breathing

Festival Photos

2019 Festival Trailer​

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Into the Neural Forest Behind-the-Scenes

2018 Co-Lab Film: But First...

2018 Co-Lab Film: Chrysalis


2018 Co-Lab Films

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In its sixth year, the Co-Laboratory went National! Dance Film SF partnered with NCCAkron, the National Center for Choreography

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