LA Dance Film Festival is an annual festival featuring short dance films from around the world!

Our 6th annual Film Festival will take place in Los Angeles, California in November 2022.

Formerly known as Los Angeles Dance Shorts Film Festival.
The first film fest took place in Los Angeles, California in June of 2017.

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

Featuring: Networking, Screening, and Filmmakers Q&A.

All selected films will receive an official laurel. Attending Filmmakers will receive two complimentary festival tickets.

• 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, Los Angeles Dance Shorts Film Festival AKA LA Dance Shorts Film Festival has permission to use all images and film content for promoting the festival.

Overall Rating
  • 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
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for the review, Erika! We loved screening your beautiful film "A Part" both in-person and virtually and we appreciated your participation in the Filmmaker talk via Zoom! It was great to connect with you! Thanks!

  • 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
    Response from festival:


    Thank you for the positive review! It was such a unique opportunity to move online and reach a global audience. It was a pleasure to include your film "GOLDEN". We enjoyed connecting with you during the Zoom Q&A and learning about your process as a dance filmmaker! Thanks again.

  • Alyssa Thompson

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

    December 2020
    Response from festival:


    Thank you for the review! We loved including your film "Collective Loss". Thank you for your positivity while we figured out our virtual season. It was lovely connecting with you.

  • Lucia Folco

    Thank you LA Dance Shorts Film!

    October 2020
    Response from festival:


    Thank you for the review. It was a pleasure including "BEEHIVE" in our virtual program!

  • This festival is small but mighty! The screening was packed and events surrounding the festival itself made me feel welcomed into an awesome community of filmmakers and fans of dance on camera. It was an honor to share my film with such an enthusiastic group.

    January 2020
    Response from festival:


    Thank you so much for the great review! We loved having the opportunity to screen your film and really appreciated your participation in the fest events. Thank you!