Read about new Fest AD/Director Kelly Hargraves and DCW2020 plans on LA DANCE CHRONICLE article posted October 15, 2018



DCW2020 Festival

to be held January 2020 at

REDCAT, CalArts’ Downtown Center for Contemporary Arts

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We are excited to announce the call for entries for the DCW Festival to be presented in January 2020. Join us next winter in Los Angeles, as we bring new vision and new incentives to Dance Camera West.

As part of a plan to serve the evolution of dance film, DCW will pay screening fees to all selected filmmakers, and work toward the larger goal of implementing annual awards and commissioning and creating opportunities to make new dance film work.

The DCW2020 program will be curated by DCW’s new Artist/Executive Director Kelly Hargraves, one of DCW’s original co-founders, and a dance-filmmaker herself.


19th annual film festival

January 2020


REDCAT, CalArts' Downtown Center for Contemporary Art

Los Angeles, CA


The 19th Annual Film Festival marks our continued passion of bringing together diverse communities to experience dance through the intimate medium of film.

Dance and Cinema

Dance Camera West aspires to awaken and infuse the public mainstream with a desire for critical creative programming. The vision of DCW is to present the visual language of dance on screen in a way that stretches the imagination and changes the way we think about dance. 

The Dance Camera West Dance Film Festival showcases many forms of dance including modern dance, post modern dance, world dance, tap dance, dance theater, ballet, hip-hop and practically all dance that has been captured on film in a way that is of quality and essential value.

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Submissions for the January 2020 Festival now open!

Please visit our Film Freeway page in order to submit.

See our schedule from the past 2018 Festival


Join us

Support our mission to foster and promote the vibrant art of

dance on film from around the globe.




Dance Camera West Supporters are visionary benefactors who recognize the innovation of dance media and the vital role it plays in the future of education and the arts.


Become a member

Be part of the dance film community. Free screenings and tickets throughout the year. Promotional eblasts.



There are a variety of corporate sponsorship opportunities for the 2018 Dance Camera West Dance Media Film Festival.

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This organization is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.”

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