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Co-Laboratory Films + Local Shorts + Festival Awards

The 2017 festival wraps with a showcase of shorts by Bay Area filmmakers, premiere screenings of our two new Co-Laboratory films, and the presentation of filmmaker awards.

Co-presented by Dancers’ Group

Sunday, October 22 | 6:30 pm

Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco
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Single Ticket: $20 (Students: $17, ID required) : BUY TICKETS
Includes double-feature, + drinks at Intermission & closing reception

Local Shorts Part 1

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2017, Stray Notes, Kate Duhamel Stray Notes

(United States, 2017) 4:36
Director: Kate Duhamel
Choreographer: Courtney Henry, Michael Montgomery, Babatunji

Three dancers find a simple, magical harmony, but harmonies can become complex.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2017, Ballet Dancers in Slow Motion, Jayson TangBallet Dancers in Slow Motion

(United States, 2016) 5:25
Director: Jayson Tang
Choreographer: Pascal Molat
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Combination of twelve videos of San Francisco Ballet dancers shot in extreme slow motion.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2017, Libera, Walter Yamazaki Libera

(United States, 2017) 6:19
Director: Walter Yamazaki
Choreographer: Lauren Jonas, Diablo Ballet dancers

Short film examining the dancer in two worlds – the world of constraint and the world of infinite freedom – and how they must strive to find balance between the two..

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2017, Night Theme, Ben Estabrook Night Theme

(United States, 2017) 6:15
Director: Ben Estabrook, Heath Orchard
Choreographer: Meghan Horowitz

From an inauspicious melody written for and recorded on the 1970s album Kill City by Iggy Pop and James Williamson, Night Theme was given new life by this orchestral arrangement, contemporary choreography, and a modern take on psychedelic imagery.

Dive, Charlie Stellar, San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2017, Alex Irwin, Flock TogetherFlock Together

(United States, 2017) 5:00
Director: Alex Irwin
Choreographer: Alex Irwin

Three birds of different feathers, each proud and distinct in behavior, cross paths. Will they learn to play nice?

2017 Co-Laboratory Films

Part 1 concludes with a special screening of the two films from the 2017 Co-Laboratory.

SFDFF, 2016 Co-Laboratory Films

Director: Marta Dymek
Choreographer: Robert Dekkers
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Director: Shelley Lewis
Choreographer: RAWdance
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Live Performance

Alive and Licking Screening with Live Post-screening Performance
Part 2 opens with a special live performance by swing dancers from Shimmytown.

Awards Presentation

Closing Night ends with the announcement and presentation of the SFDFF 2017 festival awards. Awards for the best films in each category were chosen by the 2017 Award Jury members.

Award Categories


Local Shorts Part 2

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2017, Airplay, Lauren Bedal Airplay

(United States, 2017) 2:15
Director: Lauren Bedal
Choreographer: Lauren Bedal

A young boy left to his own devices lets his imagination run free.

Dive, Charlie Stellar, San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2017 Dive

(United States, 2017) 5:14
Director: Charlie Stellar
Choreographer: Haley Wilson

An alluring journey into the fluid of human and earth.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2017, Dance To The Music In Your Heart Dance to the Music in your Heart

(United States, 2017) 7:50
Director: Qiying Lin
Choreographer: Antoine Hunter, Ellen S Chang
How can a deaf person dance? Dance to the music in your heart.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2017, The Earth Will Come, Kira Kirsch The Earth Will Come

(Germany/USA, 2017) 3:53
Director: Katelyn Stiles
Choreographer: Kira Kirsch

Through an intimate encounter between a woman and a forest in the outskirts of Berlin, this short film questions romanticism and our desire to connect to nature, amidst a worldwide environmental crisis.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2017, Dance With Your Heart (Tengo Talento Cuba), Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi Dance With Your Heart (Tengo Talento Cuba)

(United States, 2017) 10:21
Director: Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi
Choreographer: Jennyselt Galata Calvo
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Shot in a part of Havana that is rarely seen by tourists, this short documentary follows a dancer as she seeks to keep the legacy of Afro-Cuban culture, dance and religion alive.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2017, Who Do You Trust?, Director: Hi-Jin Hodge, David Hodge Who Do You Trust?

(United States, 2017) 9:45
Director: Hi-Jin Hodge, David Hodge
Choreographer: Yayoi Kambara
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Who Do You Trust explores the universal question of what trust means and how we perceive it. Through modern dance the film draws viewers deep into the question of how our ever changing society interacts with the concepts of trust.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2017, Unspoken: RJ Muna Unspoken

(United States, 2016) 6:05
Director: RJ Muna
Choreographer: Dexandro Montalvo

Some of the Bay Area’s most talented artistic minds join forces to create this haunting, spastic, yet beautiful piece that explores human emotion and stretches the imagination.

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