Tiny Dance Film Festival is a film festival based in San Francisco that features short dance films (10 MINUTES OR UNDER) from across the globe. TDFF prioritizes films that upset the trend, stretch into new territory, challenge dominant narratives, and most importantly -- embrace brevity.

We encourage people to submit films if they / their cast identify as queer, people of color, and/or people with disabilities.

TDFF is presented by detour dance and will take place at the historic Roxie Theater in San Francisco on March 28, 2020.

By submitting to TDFF, you hereby allow the Tiny Dance Film Festival (TDFF) to preview your film. You pledge that you hold the rights to this film and have the right to distribute this material to the TDFF. You understand that once submitted my entry cannot be withdrawn and understand that the TDFF, although they take every precaution, cannot be held responsible for loss or damage of submission materials. If accepted the TDFF reserves the right to keep this video file for TDFF archives. If accepted you expressly grant the TDFF the royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to exhibit this film or video and to use, reproduce, publish, translate, and exhibit any and all publicity materials related to the film, including but not limited to stills, press releases, bios, and trailers, in whole or in part, without limitation to territory, and/or to include said publicity materials with other works in any form, media, or technology.

• All work submitted must be 10 minutes or under
• Dance FOR camera only! (We do not accept recordings of live performance)
• We will notify you if your work is accepted in February 2020
• Once a film is submitted, it may not be withdrawn for any reason

Overall Rating
  • Excellently organized, intentional, and genuine. Was completely honored to get to be a part of this festival.

    April 2019
  • A gem of a festival. Devoted staff and good communication and promotion. Small but very nicely done and the organisors are very serious about the way they select the films and present them.

    April 2018
  • Even if i could not attend tiny dance film festival, the overall organizing was very well set up.Communication and publicity was excellent.I totally recommend the festival

    April 2018