JUNE 7 – 17, 2018
Dances With Films, now in its 21st 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, direct and produce celebrity-studded vehicles, star in blockbuster movies and television 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.
WHAT’S IN A NAME?
DWF was named as one of the 10 U.S. film festivals you should know about according to Culture Trip! Some pretty awesome festivals on this list!
ONE LESS GOD and LA SIRENA TAKE TOP AWARDS
The 20th edition of the fiercely independent film festival Dances With Films (DWF) concluded on Sunday evening (June 11) with a closing night celebration at the TCL Chinese Theaters in Hollywood where the excitement was electric throughout the arena. Filmmakers and VIP guests enjoyed the festival’s signature green carpet, awards ceremony, and a party featuring live music by Daniel Morris & Saizon Trio. Screening as the closing night film was the world premiere of AUSTIN FOUND from filmmaker Will Raée.
VIEW THE ENTIRE 2017 LINE UP!
CHECK OUT this year’s festival trailer – created by alum Jeffrey Williams. It’s a spectacular representation of this year’s line up!