Dances With Films, now in
its 15th year, champions the
unflinching spirit at the very
core of the independent film
scene. While the vast majority
of film fests rely heavily on
celebrity, we have relied on the
innovation, talent, creativity and
sweat equity that revolutionized
the entertainment industry.
And that reliance continues to
prove successful with alumni
moving on to write and direct
celebrity-studded vehicles, star
in blockbuster movies and net-
work series, produce multi-million
dollar films and create hit TV
shows. Oh....and we even have
several OSCAR® nominees... 
In a world of homogenized,
formulaic film festivals, DWF
continues to defy the rules.



Dances With Films - recently voted one of MovieMaker Magazine's Coolest Film Festivals in the World and having the disctinction of being the only festival in Los Angeles on the Top 25 list - will announce the 2014 slate in late April for its EXTENDED its 17th session. Taking place May 29 thru June 8, 2014, the festival gains momentum as it continues to expand its unique brand - adding an entirely new division to the 11 day event with the announcement of a kid's and family film section as well as an ever growing platform of its successful series of Powerhouse Panels.

Dances With Kidz is the newest addition to the DWF family of festivals celebrating filmmakers of all ages. This unique 2-day fest now part of the original DWF fest, focuses on films made BY kids and made FOR kids. We are so excited to expand into this direction, celebrating today's media-savvy kids using their hi-tech tools to become filmmakers. We are thrilled to bring the next generation of exciting young Spielberg's, Lucas' and Scorscese's to show their groundbreaking work at the World Famous Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. GO TO KIDZ!


Thanks to our returning fantastic sponsors The Lot,, VER, Audio Rents, SAGIndie, CAA, ICM, SAG, Final Draft, MovieMagic, TCL Chinese Theatres and please give a warm welcome to our new sponsors Ease Entertainment Services, Breakdown Services, Cinedigm, Indie DCP & Gravitas Ventures. Be sure to check out ALL our SPONSORS! Support the companies that support indie films!