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The San Francisco Dance Film Festival: International Shorts II: Female Filmmakers

The Hivery is so happy to Co-Present “International Shorts II: Female Filmmakers” at the The San Francisco DANCE Film Festival!

This is the festival’s first full program dedicated to the work of female filmmakers and features diverse short pieces ranging from humorous to political, from softly contemplative to highly athletic, enlivened by vibrant musical scores. Learn more about the amazing films and filmmakers here.


Please note that this program will not be held at The Hivery. The event location is the lovely Brava Theater Center located at 2781 24th Street in San Francisco. 

Meet Grace and fellow members of The Hivery at 5pm for a pre-film drink at The Almanac Tap Room located at 2704 24th St in San Francisco’s Mission District. To RSVP for this special gathering, please email 

Hivery members and friends enjoy 15% off tickets with promo code: F17HiveryShorts15off. Please note that ticket sales are through SFDFF not The Hivery. Single Tickets: $15 (Students: $13, ID required). Please get your tickets below!


The San Francisco Dance Film Festival is an international platform for the presentation and development of dance-based films. Its purpose is not only to celebrate the best dance films from around the world but to also encourage and assist Bay Area choreographers and filmmakers in the creation of new dance works created for the screen.

Dancers and filmmakers have worked together since the invention of the motion picture, but the dance film genre has exploded in recent years as digital technologies have become more accessible to independent artists. Today’s dance films encompass a wide range of interpretations and include contributions from visual artists, animators, composers and live performers. SFDFF’s programming covers this broad spectrum by highlighting sub-genres such as “screendance”, short experimental dance pieces created specifically for the camera, as well as filmic interpretations of dance performances originally created for the stage.  Feature documentaries focus on the process of creating dance—from historical profiles to behind-the-scenes views of today’s most innovative choreographers.

With the generous support of community partners both in the Bay Area and abroad, SFDFF has grown quickly as an organization. Within a few short years it has gained international recognition, drawing participants from all over the world for a vibrant annual celebration of dance on camera. Its year-round activities now include filmmaking workshops, lectures at universities and dance schools, and free film presentations at the public library.