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.  Projects should have a minimum budget of $5,000 to be fiscally sponsored.

NOTE: In order to support current projects, DFA’s rolling application process is on hiatus, to resume in July 2019. Current projects must have current membership status.


Applications for Fiscal Sponsorship are accepted year-round with a rolling deadline. 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, 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.

Sign Up for membership to be eligible to apply!

Rolling application! Submit your application to start the review process!

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

Fiscally Sponsored Films

Moving Through It: Engaging Dance to Confront Disaster
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Told through a narrative four-act structure, Ipi (the warrior) focuses on a filmmaker revisiting a musical filmed by her late
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Expecting is a short documentary about motherhood that profiles renowned ballerina and activist, Michele Wiles, director of BalletNext.
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In My Life
More Americans die every year from drug overdoses than in motor vehicle accidents. Because of the boom in prescription pain
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Meta, a fantasy-drama told in four movement that mimic the four stages of metamorphosis, is a character study of Alex,
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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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Test Film
I am a test for Dance Film Lab.
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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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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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