An annual event featuring short dance films from around the world!

LA DANCE FILM FESTIVAL WILL BE CELEBRATING ITS 7TH SEASON THIS FALL!

Mission: Gathering creators and lovers of screendance in one place to celebrate dance film and inspire each other.

Los Angeles Dance Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

• All selected films will receive an official laurel.

• Attending Filmmakers will receive two complimentary festival tickets.

• Jury Award

2023 Jury TBA

2022 Jury
Kailee McMurran
Steven Butler
Fu LE

• Audience Choice Award

• Once selected as an official selection, a film may not pull out of the festival or withdraw its submission.

• Films must be under ten minutes including credits.

• Films must have been created in the last three years.

• Filmmakers must own the copyrights or have permission/clearance to all content including the music used in the film.

• If the film is selected, the Film Festival has permission to use all images and film content for promoting the festival.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Ben Kadie

    Wonderful warm screening experience. Thanks Nicole!

    January 2023
  • Erika O'Neill

    By far one of the best festival we've experienced!
    Very honoured to be a part of this wonderful festival! Amazing in every possible way! ❤

    November 2021
  • Kate Mitchell

    I was very honored that my film, GOLDEN, was included in the 2020 festival. As we all know, 2020 was a terrible year for film festivals because of the Covid-19 pandemic, so live festivals were almost impossible, which is why I haven't commented on hospitality and networking. But the LA Dance Shorts team worked hard to figure out some solutions and the online event went smoothly.
    I also loved being able to share a filmmakers' Q&A zoom call with other artists and the festival organizers, which made the festival more personal. Although I missed the opportunity to meet other artists and people in the community in person, on the other hand, the films were undoubtedly seen by more viewers. Thank you, LA!

    February 2021
  • Alyssa Thompson

    Great experience! Wonderful communication and hospitality, especially in the midst of navigating this festival in 2020.

    December 2020
  • Lucia Folco

    Thank you LA Dance Shorts Film!

    October 2020