Dance Films Association Accepting Production Grant Applications Through October 31, 2016

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New York, NY (October 6, 2016)  – DANCE FILMS ASSOCIATION (DFA) announces its 2016 Production Grant application window, open now through October 31, 2016. DFA recognizes that funding is crucial at all stages of film production, from conception to distribution, and strives to support dance film by providing filmmakers with key resources and opportunities to realize their projects. The Production Grant is available to DFA Members, who are encouraged to apply for funding in support of dance film projects.

DFA’s Production Grant consists of three monetary amounts: one project will receive a $2,500 award, and two projects will be selected for a $500 award each. To generate visibility for a dance film in the making, a fourth film will be selected for a Work-in-Progress screening centered on process and discussion at the 2017 Dance on Camera Festival, co-presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Dance Films Association in New York City. The final deadline to apply for the Production Grant is October 31, 2016. Complete information regarding eligibility and guidelines is available at To learn more about DFA Membership benefits and to sign up, visit About Dance Films Association Dance Films Association, Inc. (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. Currently, DFA is actively seeking to broaden its audience via new media initiatives and membership drives, to support cutting edge approaches to dance documentation, and to expand partnerships with schools, arts partners, media sites, and other institutions. Alongside the Dance on Camera Festival, DFA offers year round programming such as the Dance Film Lab, Dance Films Presents, and Capturing Motion NYC and additionally acts as a Fiscal Sponsor and offers a Production Grant. For inquiries, please contact: Dance Films Association Brighid Greene Programs Director (374) 505-8649   Image from Jack Walsh’s Feelings Are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer. 2010 Production Grant Recipient. Image from Yvonne Rainer’s  Terrain; Bach Section. Al Giese; 1963; Courtesy of The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles.
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