Dances With Films

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Dances With Films
LocationLos Angeles, California, United States

Dances With Films is an annual independent film festival located in Los Angeles, California and was founded by Leslee Scallon and Michael Trent. Taking place every year since 1998, the festival is dedicated to representing true independent cinema stipulating that all films entered into the festival competition have no known directors, writers or producers connected to them. Programmes include a mix of feature-length films, shorts, documentaries and animations.[1][2][3]

Dances With Films alumni include Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer, Dan Harris, John Putch and Kathryn Morris.[4]


  1. ^ King, Susan (2009-06-04). "Dances With Films: A festival that's decidedly independent". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-02-05.
  2. ^ King, Susan (2011-06-02). "Dances With Films was born of rejection". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-02-05.
  3. ^ Stewart, Andrew (2009-06-01). "Dances With Films laces up in L.A." Variety. Retrieved 2012-02-05.
  4. ^ Rupprecht, Kyle (2008-07-21). "Dance with Films at this Week-Long Fest". MovieMaker. Archived from the original on 2012-10-10. Retrieved 2012-02-05.

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