Celebrating cinematic movement

The LA Dance Film Festival takes place annually in Los Angeles. The festival features filmmakers from around the world. The 3rd annual festival took place January 24, 2019 at the Los Feliz 3 Theatre.

Our goal is to create a supportive and inclusive environment for dance film. We accept a variety of film genres as long as they utilize dance as the main storytelling component.


Congratulations to the 2019 Award Winners!

Jury Award
”The Way It Begins”
Directed by Chris Wright

Audience Award
”Botchan Retreat”
Directed by Nathan Smith and Max Pollard

StandardVision Showcase Award for Artistic Achievement
Directed by Simo Liu

”Dance on Budapest with BANDALOOP”
Directed by Daniel Sherer

“Of Silence”
Directed by Sam Asaert


2019 Selections

Congratulations to the filmmakers who have been selected for the 2019 LA Dance Film Festival!

Film Selections

Bookanima: Dance
dir. Shon Kim // S. Korea, US, Portugal

Botchan Retreat
dirs. Nathan Smith and Max Pollard // Japan, Australia

Dance on Budapest with BANDALOOP
dir. Daniel Sherer // Oakland, US and Hungary

dir. Simo Liu // Los Angeles, US

dir. Talia Shea Levin // Los Angeles, US

Happy Ending
dir. Ryan Renshaw // Australia

Of Silence
dir. Sam Asaert // Belgium

The Town on Notice
dirs. Sonia D. Pina and Umi Vaughan // Oakland, US

Transmission - Roots to Branches
(Work in progress preview)
dir. Khadifa Wong // US

TWINS: You Must Be Related
dir. Varya Rootwood // US

The Way It Begins
dir. Chris Wright // New York, US

The Wayward Wind
dir. Steve Delahoyde and Monica Thomas // US

Filmmaker Resources


Watch the 2019 Trailer


Icons from The Noun Project (Contract by Dmitry Mirolyubov, Cinema projector by Ben Davis, Questions by Gregor Cresnar, LA Hand Gesture by Santiago Arias)