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SF Dance Film Festival Call for Submissions

SF Dance Film Festival is searching for dance-focused films and announces a new festival structure, including the spring Live Performance Capture Festival.

  • SFDFF 2020 Call for Submissions | Copyright: © Film still from DUO, © Les films Jack Fébus

    SFDFF 2020 Call for Submissions © Film still from DUO, © Les films Jack Fébus

Submissions for the 11th annual San Francisco Dance Film Festival are open and accepted now through 18 April, late deadline is 8 May.

All styles and lengths will be considered. Filmmakers are encouraged to submit to one of the following categories: Art/Experimental, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Live Performance Capture, Music Video, Narrative Feature, Screendance Short, Student Film, Virtual Reality, including our new Kids/Family category.

This year SFDFF enters into its second decade of presenting innovative and impactful dance film. As the festival considers the challenges faced by the global coronavirus crisis, SFDFF 2020 is still on, however lightly modified. SFDFF 2020 will be presented October 17-25 as a slightly shorter, smaller fall festival, alongside a new Live Performance Films Festival in the spring of 2021. SFDFF will move forward with this new model of two shorter festivals every year going forward. Submissions to SFDFF will be considered for both fall 2020 and spring 2021 festivals.

As always, SFDFF's curation represents a broad spectrum of the dance and filmmaking communities. The festival considers 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 international platform, selected films will be considered for cash prizes in every category, and for the SFDFF touring reel to reach audiences around the world.

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