About the LA Dance Film Festival

We founded the LA Dance Film Festival in 2016 because we want to create more opportunities for dance filmmakers and increase visibility of dance film as an art form. We accept a variety of film genres as long as they utilize dance as the main storytelling component.

Dance film is a genre of cinematic storytelling created through movement. In contrast to traditional dialogue-driven films, dance films offer new ways to connect with characters and ideas that are beyond words. Pairing dance with film provides a unique entry point for audiences to dive into stories that are not possible when either medium stands alone. While dance film has been produced for decades, we found it was surprisingly underrepresented in Hollywood. LADFF aims to expand local creation, collaboration and viewership through exhibiting extraordinary international dance films.

Read more about producers Betsy Uhler and Alexa Roman below.



By day, Betsy Uhler works in film marketing. By night, she is a dancer, choreographer, and Director of LA Unbound, one of the largest dance companies in Los Angeles. Since Co-Founding LA Unbound in 2007, Betsy has produced 17 original dance productions with the company, including work from hundreds of local choreographers and performers in a variety of styles. 



Alexa Roman is an LA-based choreographer and interaction designer. Her dance work focuses on creating accessible stories for non-dance audiences. Notable work includes several pieces for LA Unbound, the film Sunset Junction: A Personal Musical and the self-produced, multi-media dance show JUXTA POSE. Before interaction design, Alexa worked in the art departments of The Office, Dexter, Lie to me, and Party Down.