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 stretch into new territory, challenge dominant narratives, and embrace brevity. Ranging from contemporary dance to hip hop and animation, the festival features two distinct programs: Program A at 4:30pm and Program B at 6pm.
TDFF, whose name alludes to the brief running time of the shorts it presents rather than the size of the artistic aspirations of the talented dancers, choreographers and directors who created them, emphasizes brevity and experimentation. “About Face,” addressing the subject of young black men dying at the hands of the police, and “The Man Who Traveled Nowhere in Time,” the tale of a fellow who exists only in dreams, are just two of the gems here.