2018 Festival



17th annual film festival

April 12–15, 2018


Fowler Museum
Laemmle Santa Monica
Santa Monica Pier


The 17th 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 are now closed

See our schedule for the 2018 Festival


Join us

Support our mission to foster and promote the vibrant art of dance and 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.