A film festival dedicated to the art of dance on camera.

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In it’s second year, the Phoenix Dance Film Festival wants to provide a platform for the burgeoning dance and film community in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, as well as represent works from around the world. Short films, narrative features, and documentaries are all accepted as long as dance, and it's artistry, is a key component of the story.

The Film Festival

The event is now in it’s second year! It will be held in the beginning of February 2020. Filmmakers, choreographers, artists and the general public are all welcome to attend. Q&A’s will be held following the screenings for those who wish to participate. Awards will be announced ahead of the screenings.

01. Best Director

Best overall direction, looking for clear and strong vision incorporating dance to tell a story.

02. Best Cinematography

Best dance/overall cinematography, using the camera's eye to see dance from new and creative angles.

03. Best Choreography for a lens

Best choreography for a lens, not only dynamic but set and performed to play to film's strengths.

04. Best of Arizona Artists

Best piece made by a resident of Arizona.

And the singular best overall film will receive:

The Artistic Director's Choice Award

A film that stands out in creativity, innovation, and craft through the lens.

It must not only embody the essence of dance but explore it in new and dynamic ways.



Phoenix Dance Film Festival proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com, the world's best online submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, unlimited video storage, digital press kits, and more. Click to submit with FilmFreeway.


"Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body."

Martha Graham  |  dancer and choreographer



Director Tati Vogt and Producer Anthony Vogt became heavily involved in the Arizona dance community 3 years ago during pre-production of the feature film Driven to Dance starring Juliet Doherty. They began working on many dance/film projects in the Phoenix/Scottsdale for dozens of local young aspiring dancers, including the web-series Born On Pointe. The local dance and film communities are thriving and vibrant so they saw a need to give more young dancers and filmmakers a platform to connect and expand their creative opportunities. The Phoenix Dance Film Festival is the premiere dance film festival in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, dedicated to the promotion of the arts and the development of the local dance and film community.


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