The 2016 San Francisco Dance Film Festival is set for October 20-23.
This fun event offers you the chance to enjoy stories about the art of dance. Films include short dance pieces designed specifically for the big screen, documentaries about the art of dance, and pieces that talk more about its history. You will also see films on what it takes to be a dancer as well as pieces about the choreographers.
The festival is designed to raise awareness of the art of dance and those that spend their life perfecting their craft.
If you love to watch amazing dance performances or want to learn more about this community, then I highly recommend checking out one of this year's films.
You can either purchase your tickets in advance or at the door. Most tickets were around $15 to $20 per person (with a small discount for students).
You could also buy a festival pass which started around $100 per person.
All advanced tickets include a small, online service fee. When they become available, you will find the tickets at: http://www.sfdancefilmfest.org/.
Your best bet to get to the Brava Theater (at 2781 24th Street) is to take the bus. The buses that drop off within just a few blocks of the theater include the 9, 27, 33, 48 & 90.
You can also take BART to the 24th Street stop. After you exit, head east on 24th Street to the corner of York and 24th Streets. It's about 10 blocks away. Make sure to leave a little extra time to check out the gorgeous murals along the way!
Local's Secret: The Mission District has some of the best restaurants in San Francisco. Just to the west of the theater, on 24th Street, you will find a number of great places to eat. Also, make sure you stop by one of the best ice cream shops in the city, Humphry Slocombe, either before or after the San Francisco Dance Film Festival.
Halloween: The biggest celebration of the season is Halloween! This year, you will find dozens of events from 21+ parties to family-friendly festivals. Check them all out here.
International Festival of Short Films: Another top film festival in October is the International Festival of Short Films. It offers mixed-genre films and music videos from all around the world. Find the full schedule here.
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San Francisco Wharf Fest: One of the biggest street festivals this fall is the San Francisco Wharf Fest. Located in Fisherman's Wharf, this festival includes live music, arts & crafts booths, a chowder competition, a Segway obstacle course, and other fun, family friendly events. Learn more here.
SF has almost 50 film festivals every year. In addition to the San Francisco Dance Film Festival, you might also enjoy the following options.
SF International: The largest film festival every year in SF is in April and May. It includes more than 150 films during this two week event. Click here for this year's details.
SF Shorts: This is another fun film event that features works under 30 minutes. This event is at the Roxie in the Mission. Click here for more details.
All Film Festivals: Interested in more options? Click here for an entire list of film festivals each year in SF.