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

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NBFF Mission

In its 3rd year as an independent film festival, the mission for the NBFF is to curate dance films that explore an innovative approach to collaboration, mixed media, and interdisciplinary filmmaking. These films are selected based on challenging the possibilities of what dance can look like in video form. The NBFF values experimental, multicultural, multigenre, and technological dance films. The NB team believes experiencing art– and more specifically experiencing art via dance and film– creates opportunities for understanding other perspectives.

Festival Updates

The latest from the kNOwBOX dance Film Festival.

NBFF In Dance Magazine

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

Virtual Awards Ceremony

NBFF 2020 #Meetthemakers

Watch the NBFF 2020 Virtual Awards Ceremony & #Meetthemakers on IGTV.

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. 


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Film Festival

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.

Summer Short Series

No matter what factors are out in the world we can always make, share, and connect using the digital space. The Summer Short Series features 30 to 60 second dance shorts on NB social media accounts every summer to promote artmaking and artist connection via the digital space. 

DDFF 2018

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

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NBFF 2021

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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 sponsorship, email us at knowboxdance@gmail.com.

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