Raise Funds for Your Project

Dance Films Association offers Fiscal Sponsorship for dance film projects in any stage of production and form. Ranging from feature length documentary projects to short experimental films, we believe that every idea should have the opportunity to become fully realized. Through Fiscal Sponsorship, you can apply to grants that require non-profit status and collect donations that are tax-deductible. We also provide consultation and build a personal page for your project on our website.


As fiscal sponsor, DFA receives a sum equal to 7% of funds dedicated to the film project and DFA makes payments to fiscally sponsored projects on a monthly basis. For example, payments made to the film project through DFA for the period between Sept 15th and Oct 15th would be issued to the film project on Nov 15th. All artistic and proprietary rights, title and interest in and to the project belongs to the filmmaker and the filmmaker may copyright the project in their name. In return, we ask to receive appropriate credit and for DFA’s logo to be included in trailers and the final film.

Rolling applications for Fiscal Sponsorship, opens year-round.

Applications for Fiscal Sponsorship are accepted year round. Once you’ve submitted your application, you’ll receive an email requesting to schedule a phone call or meeting to review your application. Please note, if your project is accepted, Individual Membership is required. The application requires a thorough budget with notes, descriptions of the project and team, and any visual supplemental material that is applicable.

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Looking to raise funds for your next project? Contact us with questions.

Fiscally Sponsored Films

Gatsby in Motion, Photograph by Igor Chursin
Gatsby in Motion
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On Pointe - Dancer Juliet Doherty
On Pointe
ON POINTE tells a compelling story of a mother and daughter struggling to define themselves. The story follows Paige, a
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LOOK FOR ME (Still) - Courtesy Lucy Kerr
Look For Me
LOOK FOR ME is a multimedia project intersecting a two channel film and a live performance. The film component of
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Photo by Darren Hoffman
La Medea
La Medea adapts Euripides’ tragedy of savage infanticide, as a Latin-disco-pop variety show. Simultaneously a live dance-musical, a made for
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Adowa is a documentary film about oral literature in dance and preserving the culture of the Ashanti people of Ghana
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The Dancer’s Camera
Margaret Dale is born in Newcastle on Tyne in 1922 and begins dancing at age three. Her fascination as a
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The film is an adaptation of a trio for three women to the music of Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber's
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Raising the Barre
Nearly a decade after hanging their shoes, aspiring ballerinas return to the dance studio, where they participate in brutal, rigorous
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Lilt is a short film driven by the music and choreography of writer/director Josiah Cuneo. The film explores the possibility
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The Promise
MUSE is a dance film about a young man who discovers the stranger he is having a relationship with is
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Jack Cole — The Genius, the Man, the Legacy
The Jack Cole Documentary Project is in its 10th year of evolution. The result is: Phase III, a clearly defined
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In My Life
Section 1, is entitled “Passes” by Helen Jane Long. This section tells the story of Sean’s vibrant yet tangled youth,
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A kind and charming woman awakens to a cold and dangerous dystopia, and then must battle to survive and find
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ENI9MA: The Legend of Félix
A story of appropriation, glamour and madness Documentary about Félix Fernández García, flamenco dancer from Seville hired by Diaghilev in
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AROVA explores the passion and dedication of Dame Sonia Arova, a Bulgarian Ballerina, who influenced the dance world a great
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The Dance Goodbye
What is life like for a dancer when they can no longer dance? Inspired by Merrill Ashley’s departure from the
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In Balanchine’s Classroom
Prolific choreographer George Balanchine was also a teacher who preferred to teach his dancers each morning himself, which he did
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Marcelo Gomes: Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer
Born in the heart of the Amazon, trained in Rio de Janeiro, Boca Raton and Paris, Marcelo Gomes is one
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