Dance Films Association, Inc.: Grants for Dance

OVERVIEW: DFA seeks to promote and preserve dance on film and video.

IP TAKE: DFA’s website is updated fairly infrequently, so grant seekers should contact the organization for the most recent deadlines and application information.

PROFILE: Dance Films Association, Inc. (DFA) was created in 1956 by Susan Braun to “[find, showcase, preserve, and champion] dance films and videos.” The association seeks to promote “excellence in dance on camera and public awareness of the artform through festivals, screenings, publication, grants, and workshops.” It supports filmmaking and dance by funding a grant to help filmmakers cover post-production expenses.

Grants for Post-Production Expenses support filmmakers seeking to showcase dance in their work. Grant amounts are for up to $2,000. Grant seekers should include video of their “work-in-progress, budget, distribution plans, biographies of key members of the creative team, and brief description.”

Past grantees include Victoria Murphey for CineDance, Nancy Stevens for We Also Dance, Karina Epperlein for Phoenix Dance, David Licata for Tango Octogenario, Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine for Ballets Russes, and Ken Glazebrook’s African Dance: Sand, Drum, and Shostakovich.


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