SF Dance Film Festival Call for Submissions

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Announces 15th Anniversary Open Call.

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    Film Still from "Return" a film by Hofesh Shechter and Theaterhaus Stuttgart © Hofesh Shechter/Gauthier Dance/Theaterhaus Stuttgart

This year, San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF) enters its fifteenth year of presenting innovative and impactful dance film. One of the most influential dance film festivals in the world, SFDFF is a biannual, multi-day international event showcasing the best in dance film from across the globe. We consider dance-based films of all lengths, genres, dance forms, and budgets, featuring filmmakers from all corners of the world while highlighting work that stands out as risk-taking and evocative.

In addition to being presented on our internationally recognised platform, selected films will be considered for independent jury awards and for the SFDFF touring reel to reach audiences around the world.

All styles and lengths will be considered. Filmmakers and distributors are encouraged to submit to one of the following categories: Art/Experimental, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Live Performance Film, Narrative Film, Screendance Short, Student Film, and Extended Reality (XR).

SFDFF 2024 runs 16 - 20 October. Submissions are now open and are accepted through 16 April; late deadline is 8 May.



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