Dance Films Association is the catalyst for the production, presentation, and preservation of dance on camera.

Applications listed here are both rolling and by deadline. If an application does not appear, it is because the application has not yet opened. 

Ends on May 8, 2017$5.00 - 15.00
$5.00 - 15.00

On the heels of three wildly successful Long Legs Short Films programs, DFA and DCTV come together again to co-present a fourth annual evening of moving moving image that explores dance through a different lens. This will take place at DCTV in New York City on June 19th, 2017.

We seek short films that inspect and celebrate the undercurrents in movement, extending beyond the performative and conventional. Show us something we haven’t seen before, something that challenges what dance film is.

Alums have included Niv Acosta, Abteen Bagheri, Lily Baldwin, Laura Bartczak, Sarah Dahnke, Fritz Donnelly, Celia Rowlson Hall, Molly Surno, Rosane Chamecki and Andrea Lerner to name a few.

Submissions of any genre are welcome, up to 20 minutes in length.

Entry Fee
$5 DFA and DCTV Members
$15 General

May 8, 2017

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Dance Films Association (DFA) builds upon founder Susan Braun’s vision by acting as the catalyst for the production, presentation, and preservation of dance on camera. Today, DFA serves the global dance film community by providing membership opportunities, connecting artists and organizations, fostering new works for new audiences, and sharing essential resources. Programs range from screening series including the Dance on Camera Festival co-presented with the Film Society of Lincoln Center and educational opportunities including Dance Film Lab composed of master classes, panel discussions, and moderated screening.

Founded in 1972, DCTV is an honored media arts resource for NYC’s independent filmmaking community, providing affordable workshops, production equipment rentals, post-production facilities, a signature screening series, renowned youth programming, and more – all under the same roof as its award-winning documentary production house. DCTV Presents is DCTV's signature screening and event series that highlights innovative and provocative work from the independent filmmaking community. From screening films by emerging artists to hosting master classes led by renowned groundbreakers in the industry, each event offers the public a unique and inclusive opportunity to share, support and embrace truly independent art.

Individual Members

Looking for your dance film project to be sponsored film project to be Fiscally Sponsored by Dance Films Association? Please submit this application. Once we've received your submission, you'll get an email requesting to schedule a phone call or meeting to review your application.


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