Announcing SFDFF 2020 Award Winners

We are pleased to present the awards for the 11th annual San Francisco Dance Film Festival. The six awards were chosen by a group of independent jury members.

  • SFDFF 2020 Winners | Copyright: © San Francisco Dance Film Festival

    SFDFF 2020 Winners © San Francisco Dance Film Festival

Congratulations to the following winners:

Best Documentary Film: BEYOND MY STEPS
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Best Art/Experimental Film: TOM
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Best Screendance Film Over 10 Mins: THE CONVERSATION
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Best Screendance Film Under 10 Mins: HUMAN HABITAT
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Best Music Video: SPAR WITH TRUMP
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Best Student Film: FAMILY PORTRAIT
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Furthermore, our second annual Embodiment Award goes to YAK Films, an Oakland-based company. The award acknowledges the achievements and influence of artists or organizations who have significantly contributed to the diverse, rich and interconnected community of dance and filmmaking.
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