Inaugurated in 1971 and co-presented annually with Film at Lincoln Center since 1996, Dance on Camera Festival remains the longest-running dance film festival in the world, providing a platform for choreographic storytelling and creative expression, and intimate access to innovative media artists and their cinematic works.





Join the Excitement

Inaugurated in 1971, and co-presented with Film at Lincoln Center, our annual festival is the most anticipated and widely attended dance film event in New York City. Each year, selected artists, respected film presenters, and hundreds of film fans come together to experience the latest in groundbreaking, thought provoking, and mesmerizing dance films. To send dance films for our curatorial team to review, submit your works on FilmFreeway. 



Bring Films to Your Venue

Dance on Camera Festival films are available for future screenings. The Dance on Camera Festival Touring Program is a unique opportunity for partnering film festival presenters, arts venues, and interested educators to curate from our festival collections and bring films, specifically relevant to their audiences and mission, to diverse locations.



Film Collection

Our archive is an expansive resource that documents over 40 years of Dance On Camera films and the evolution of dance film as an independent art form.  This set of films is part of our historic media timeline archive that covers dance film’s rich history.