DFA is dedicated to furthering the art of dance film. Connecting artists and organizations, fostering new works for new audiences, and sharing essential resources, DFA seeks to be a catalyst for innovation in and preservation of dance on camera.

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Member Benefits

  • Discounted Fees
  • Members Directory
  • Bulletin Board
  • Publications
  • Fiscal Sponsorship
  • Post-Production Funding
  • Festival Submission

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Upcoming Restructuring at Dance Films Association

Dance Films Association is instituting some changes in order to remain relevant for the coming decades. After our best-attended Dance On Camera held annually at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, which was followed by a highly successful Kickstarter campaign, DFA finds it necessary to restructure the organization due to arts funding shifts that have [...]

Dance Films Builds an Archive!

An archive that will change the history of dance on film, making nearly 60 years of ground breaking footage accessible.

What We Have!
Currently, our archive is accessible by visiting our office in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, plugging in a VHS player, and rewinding once you’ve finished watching.
Here is what we have-

Over 1,000 VHS tapes
Over 500 DVDs
Over 60 years [...]

First Run Features Special Offer!

The Art of Ballet, a special edition box set, features four of our most popular dance films on four discs:Ballerina, The Dancer, Etoiles: Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet and Prima Ballerina.

In the grand tradition of the Ballets Russes comes this portrait of five Russian ballerinas from the Mariinsky Theatre. From the backstage studio to [...]

Volunteer for Dance on Camera 2014!

Interested in volunteering? Fill out the form below! 

Designer- Help with design projects like badges for filmmakers and information slates before each screening. Experience in photoshop is a plus.
Tech Savvy- Help with any technical questions that arise, work the room with mic during panels and Q&A, help prepare some trailers for our Vimeo account prior to [...]

Fall Internships with Dance Films Association

Internships for Fall 2013
Please email your resume and cover letter with “Internship” as the subject.
Standard Requirements

Recent college graduate or currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher.
Interest in dance film and desire to see many hours of film archive footage.
The ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Attention to [...]

2014 Dance on Camera Submission Form

Dance on Camera Submission Open
July 15- September 16, 2013 
Click Here for the Submission Form
Dance on Camera Submission Fee
$10 fee for DFA Members
Payment accepted through Credit Card or PayPal through the submission form

Dance on Camera Submission Guidelines
Dance on Camera accepts dance films of all genres and lengths. We welcome screen adaptations of stage choreographies, narratives, documentaries, abstract and [...]

Dance on Camera Tour Request Form

Organizational Members of Dance Films Association may send Dance Films Association a request for a custom dance film program and our staff will work with your to develop your event. DFA’s services include compiling a program based on your institution’s preferences, compiled of short and feature length films, and determining a budget for the screening [...]

3D Underwater Dance Film

Dancers who swim and swimmers who dance!
Looking for 7 Female & 3 Male Dancers who swim or Swimmers who dance to dance in new 3D Underwater Dance Film to be shot in 3D on June 30th.

Dancers must be able to swim and be comfortable in the water and available for 2 or 3 short rehearsals [...]

Fiscal Sponsorship Report Form

This is the bi-annual report form for all projects currently Fiscally Sponsored by Dance Films Association. Please visit this page if you are an individual member seeking Fiscal Sponsorship as a first time applicant- Fiscal Sponsorship Application Form.

dance: made in canada/fait au canada

Call for Entries!
Deadline (postmarked by) June 5, 2013
Submission Form
Information PDF
dance: made in canada/fait au canada (d:mic/fac) is the only Toronto-based biennial summer festival of contemporary dance. The not-for-profit festival was founded in 2000 by Yvonne Ng under the umbrella of princess productions and since that time, eight festivals of dance: made in canada/fait au canada [...]