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NBFF

DANCE FILM FESTIVAL 

Challenging the possibilities of what dance can look like in video form.

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Mission

NBFF Mission

In its 5th year as an independent international film festival, the mission for the NBFF is to curate dance films that explore an innovative approach to “challenging the possibilities of what dance can look like in video form”. The festival is an international festival that is held simultaneously in Mexico, South Korea, The United States of America, and online to create a venue for various cultural exchanges. The NB team believes experiencing art– and more specifically experiencing art via dance and film– creates opportunities for understanding other perspectives.

Festival Updates

Click below to learn more information on how to submit your film! 

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NBFF IN THE PRESS

kNOwBOX dance Film Festival featured at Texas Woman's University 

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First-time grant recipient

Moody Fund for the Arts awards $450,000 to small arts organizations including kNOwBOX dance

kNOwBOX dance Film Festival proudly accepts entries on FilmFreeway, the world's #1 way to enter film festivals and creative contests.

Get more details and set up your Filmmaker account at filmfreeway.com/knowboxdancefilmfestival.

NBFF Community Offerings

NBFF Community Offerings is our platform to offer inspiration, entertainment, and new perspectives on how viewers can engage with international art via dance and film from the comfort of their communities. 

Professional Presentation

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Cities Near You

NBFF 2020

Reviewing over 145 submissions from 30 different countries, the NBFF jury panel curated the NBFF Official Selection based on three categories: Short Series, say NO to the BOX, and #Dancebehindthescreen.

NBFF 2019

Reviewing submissions of over 50 films from 19 different countries the NBFF 2019 Official Selection featured films that challenging the body in motion, engage with aesthetics in a
contrary way to western contemporary dance conventions, and use elements within a specific site as a ‘collaborative partner’ to
expand possibilities generating movement.

Short Series

The kNOwBOX dance Short Series (NBSS) Selected short films will be screened on @knowboxdance social media accounts for a limited time every August and on special devices as part of the NBFF Official Festival lineup.

DDFF 2018

Formerly partner, curator, and creative collaborator for Dallas Dance Film Festival 2018.

Updates
NBFF 2020
NBFF 2019
Short Series
Community Offerings
DDFF

NBFF 2021

Reviewing over 250 submissions from 38 different countries, the NBFF jury panel curated the NBFF Official Selection by selecting films that explore an innovative approach to collaboration, mixed media, and interdisciplinary filmmaking. 

2021

NBFF 2022

Reviewing over 168 submissions from 39 different countries, the NBFF jury panel curated the NBFF Official Selection by selecting films that explore an innovative approach to collaboration, mixed media, and interdisciplinary filmmaking.

NBFF 2022
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NBFF 2023

Tickets and festival details coming soon!

Film Festival

2023
Festival Sponsors

Festival Sponsors

As a nonprofit organization, kNOwBOX dance is deeply grateful to our donors, location sponsors, and in-kind donations that enrich the Festival experience but also help sustain the filmmaker awards and jury stipends. 

To learn more about our festival sponsors click here.

Festival Press

Press
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NBFF in TWU Newsletter

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kNOwBOX Dance Film Festival was founded by TWU Dance Alumni .

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NBFF on Art & Seek

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kNOwBOX Dance Film Festival 
Dancing Around the World

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NBFF Receives TACA Grant

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kNOwBOX Dance Film Festival 
Dancing Outside the Box

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NBFF In Culture Map Dallas

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kNOwBOX Dance Film Festival 
Dancing Outside the Box

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NBFF In Visit Dallas

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kNOwBOX dance (NB), presents the third annual kNOwBOX dance Film Festival 

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Local Events in Art, Film, and Theatre to Catch in December

by Cristee Cook

NBFF In Dallas Art Beat

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This year, more than 250 dance films from 38 countries were submitted, and a total of 24 films were selected by the jury.

NBFF In Movie Tok

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NBFF In Art & Seek

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Your source for arts news, stories and events in North Texas. 

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NBFF In The Preview

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NBFF In Dance Magazine

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How Do You Get Your Work Into a Screendance Festival? by Cara Hagan 

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NBFF In D Magazine

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Dallas Dance Companies Keep It Moving Despite Social Distancing by Trace Miller

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NBFF In The Preview

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kNOwBOX dance Film Festival Open Call
by Reporter Lee Jong-chan

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NBFF In Korean Citation Index

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A Study on the Expansion Possibility of Choreography in Dance Film
by Yeon Jae Kim and YeaJean Choi

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Here’s why North Texas dance artists are growing a podcast and presenting an international film festival

by Lyndsay Knecht

NBFF In The Dallas Morning News

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NBFF In Dance Iternational

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The Show Must Go Online
by Tessa Perkins Deneault

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