Los Angeles Dance Shorts Film Festival is an annual festival featuring dance films that are under ten minutes.

Our 5th annual Film Festival will take place in Los Angeles, California in November 2021 (Date TBD).

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 and a swag bag.

• 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
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Networking
  • 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
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    Response from festival:

    Kate,

    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
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    Response from festival:

    Alyssa,

    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
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    Response from festival:

    Lucia,

    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
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    Response from festival:

    Talia,

    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!

  • Nadav Heyman

    Beautiful festival. Well run, strong program, good communication, and good energy. Highly recommended!

    July 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Nadav,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate it! It was a pleasure to screen your film(s) and an honor to have you attend!