SF Dance Film Festival Call for Submissions

Author: San Francisco Dance Film Festival

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Announces Call for Submissions for 13th Annual Festival!

  • Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra, Bennelong with Beau Dean Riley Smith and Ensemble | Copyright: © Daniel Boud

    Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra, Bennelong with Beau Dean Riley Smith and Ensemble © Daniel Boud

San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF) is pleased to open submissions for its 13th annual festival. Selected films will be considered for cash prizes in every category: Art/Experimental, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Live Performance Capture, Narrative Feature, Screendance Short, and Student Film.

Looking ahead to the November 2022 festival, we intend to return to hosting as many in-person programs as possible. We may also offer virtual programming and bonus material to include our international community who are not able to attend in person. Submissions are now open and are accepted through May 8th.

SFDFF has become one of the most respected and influential dance film festivals in the world. A non-profit organization operating year-round, SFDFF has the mission of supporting independent artists through screenings, panels, filmmaking workshops, and original film productions that bring together professionals from the communities of dance, filmmaking, and music in unprecedented collaborations.




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