Make a Move!

Dance Films Association (DFA) is dedicated to furthering the art of dance film by 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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DFA, founded in 1956,  is a non-profit membership organization which accomplishes our mission by: • Producing programs which educate and expose audiences to the art of dance film, including an annual Dance on Camera Festival co-produced with the Film Society of Lincoln Center at the Walter Reade Theater and the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center; • Promoting and facilitating the production, distribution, and use of dance films, through its Dance Film Lab, Fiscal Sponsorship Program and Post-Production Funding; • Supporting the efforts of educators, institutions and community groups through its Dance on Camera Touring Program; High School Student Film Competition, Capturing Motion NYC; and sponsorships of dance film workshops and opportunities to Meet the Artist; • Providing an informational clearinghouse and meeting ground for producers, distributors, artists, and other users of dance films and videos. Some of our new collaborators include: Dixon Place, Fractured Atlas, IFP, Film Festival Academy, Dance/NYC, Solar One, Dance Camera West, and Dance New Amsterdam. In June 2011, DFA was awarded a prestigious Cultural Innovation grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to create 3D film productions with NY based dance companies. DFA has received support for its programs from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Department of Cultural Affairs, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, the New York State Council on the Arts and other funding institutions.  DFA is committed to expanding its year-round partnerships and site specific programming in the coming year.
“Film is the natural bridge among all the arts, and there is perhaps no greater aesthetic affinity than that which exists between the cinema and dance, two mediums based on motion.”                                          -Richard Pena, Program Director, Film Society of Lincoln Center   
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