Anniversary Screening of THE DANCER

SFDFF Presents The Dancer: Screening with Katja Björner

The 1994 film THE DANCER follows the young and gifted Katja Björner through years of intensive training at the Royal Swedish Ballet School as she develops into an international ballet star. Filmed with an eye toward conveying the physical aspects of dancing — the pain, sweat, and tears, as well as the exquisite beauty — THE DANCER captures the fierce determination and struggle that goes into the desire to dance at the highest level. More Info>>

Summer 2015 Filmmaking Workshop

SFDFF presents Filmmaking Workshop with Ben EstabrookSFDFF presents a two-day screendance production workshop taught by local dance filmmaker Ben Estabrook. This workshop will guide students, through a hands-on approach, to investigate different approaches to shooting dance film. Learn more>>

Submissions Closed

SFDFF Home, Brava Theater Center interior
Submissions for our 2015 festival, scheduled for October 8-11 at the Brava Theater Center in San Francisco’s lively Mission District, are now closed. A special THANK YOU to all the submitting filmmakers. We are excited to have received hundreds of submissions from over thirty countries, including Turkey, Romania, Mexico, Morocco, Ireland and Israel, representing the full spectrum of dance on camera. Our selection committee will be hard at work reviewing the entries over the coming weeks. Final notifications will be sent out July 1.

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