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Tiny Dance Film Festival Calls for 2018 Submissions

October 31st Deadline

Tiny Dance Film Festival (TDFF) is accepting submissions for its 2018, sixth annual event, until October 31st. Based in San Francisco, the Tiny Dance Film Festival features dance films of ten minutes or less from across the globe. TDFF gives priority to innovative films that challenge dominant narratives with an emphasis on brievity. TDFF encourages queers and people of color to submit their films.

The March 2017 TDFF screened films from countries as diverse as Brazil, Russia, Latvia, France, Spain, and the UK, as well as the USA.

TDFF is hosted by detour dance, a devised performance company that was founded in 2009 by Directors Kat Cole and Eric Garcia. The dance company concentrates on new choreographic themes that emphasize multidisciplinary collaborations and social justice. detour dance was nominated for a 2017 Isadora Duncan Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography, as well as the 2017 CHIME Award with Margaret Jenkins Dance Company.

Tiny Dance Film Festival is supported by the Dancers' Group CA$H Grant and individual donors. The 6th Annual Tiny Dance Film Festival will take place between March 24-25, 2018 at Roxie Theater in San Francisco.

World Ballet Day Returns October 5

Behind-the-Scenes Footage of Five World-Class Companies Via Facebook Live

San Francisco Ballet has announced their participation for the fourth straight year in World Ballet Day on October 5th. The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, and San Francisco Ballet will give global viewers an exclusive look behind the scenes in 20 hours of live, behind-the-scenes footage via Facebook Live. The 2016 World Ballet Day reached an audience of over 6.7 million with more than 700,000 views.

Tony Followell, executive producer for World Ballet Day, said, “By allowing viewers behind-the-scenes to some of the top ballet companies in the world, we hope to show that ballet is for everyone.”

Glenn Miller, strategic partner manager for Facebook, said, “Working with World Ballet Day LIVE is a wonderful opportunity to bring ballet and dance to an international audience. Facebook is proud to be partnering with them for the second year running. World Ballet Day demonstrates how dance connects all cultures...”

The full schedule for this year's event will be released closer to World Ballet Day. Viewers are encouraged to get involved using the hashtag #WorldBalletDay.

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