FURTHERING THE ART OF DANCE FILM
Supporting the production, presentation, and preservation of dance films; connecting filmmakers, choreographers, presenters, and audiences worldwide.
Dance on Camera

Dance on Camera

Inaugurated in 1971 and co-presented with the Film Society of Lincoln Center since 1996, this ongoing presentation includes a broad range of films from documentaries, shorts, features, experimental works, and music videos that celebrate the immediacy of dance combined with the intimacy of film.

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Programs

Our programs bring artists, curators, and all fans of film and dance to together. Each offering includes opportunities for screening films at different stages of process, education and professional development. Everyone is invited to participate- from the slightly curious, to the seasoned filmmaker.

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Resources

We are committed to fostering the creative process and career development of all dance film artists. The tools we offer are designed to help artists raise funds, and support films at each stage of their life from conception to distribution. Not all, but some of these are only available to members.

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We are dedicated to furthering the art of dance film by connecting artists and organizations and fostering new works for new audiences.

The Dance on Camera Journal was first edited and published in 1998, by Deirdre Towers and Louise Spain. Printed issues continued until the closing night of the 40th Anniversary Dance on Camera Festival in January 2012. Follow our blog for these archives and for news from the community at large.

From large scale events to small intimate screenings, Dance Films Presents showcases ambitious programming focused on films specifically geared for a special venue or around a specific theme. Attend these events and discover your favorite dance films and meet the artists making them.

Dance On Camera Festival films are readily available for film festival presenters, art venues, and interested educators to bring films from our collection relevant to your audiences and mission. The Dance on Camera Tour is a unique opportunity to customize screenings or access online curated collections.

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We are dedicated to furthering the art of dance film by being the catalyst for the production of new projects and sharing essential resources.

Funding is crucial at all stages of film production. Whether you need to write a script, pay for a location, or secure an editing suite, our Production Grant can help you get started and get closer to finishing your film. Application opens in the fall.

Finance your film with Fiscal Sponsorship. Apply for grants that require non-profit status, collect donations that are tax-deductible, and receive a consultation and project page on our website to raise awareness and raise funds. Applications are rolling.

Make use of our Distribution and Festival Guides to find organizations, companies, and institutions interested in anything from dance for the camera to documentaries. Visit the Dance and Media Timeline to further your investigation in the history of dance film.

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Dance Films Association Announces the Recipients of the 2015 Production Grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (December 22, 2015) Dance Films Association, Inc. (DFA) announces the recipients of the 2015 Production Grant. DFA strives to support dance film by providing filmmakers with key resources and opportunities to realize their projects at any stage in production,......

Press Release: Annual Programming For CAPTURING MOTION NYC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 4, 2015 Dance Films Association, Inc. (DFA) Announces Annual Programming For Capturing Motion NYC a High School Student Dance Film Competition and Workshop Series   New York, NY – Dance Films Association, Inc. (DFA) announces annual programming for Capturing Motion NYC, including......

Conscious Classrooms Through Dance Film: The Making of Klasse

When my flight touched down in Hamburg, I couldn’t imagine how the project for which I’d just traveled 12 hours would unfold. Two weeks, four public performances, one dance film production, 15 German pre-teens. And almost zero German language skills. My collaborator Hannah Schwadron, choreographer......

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Founded in 1956, Dance Films Association is the catalyst for the production, presentation, and preservation of dance on camera.

Contact

Dance Films Association is located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Send us a message through our contact form or call the office at (347) 505-8649 to say hello.

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Your donation makes it possible for us to offer programs and provide resources to support dance filmmakers and share the art of dance film.