CalBal Swing Film Festival


Show us your creativity! Films submitted to the CalBal Swing Film Festival may be on any topic and in any genre you choose. Films with swing dance and/or Balboa content are encouraged but not required. Finalists will be aired during the CalBal livestream show.

Your film does not have to be of dancing—we want to see what you have to say about swing dance, swing music, or the swing scene. Some possible topics and genres include animation, documentary, Balboa, original dancers, history, social commentary, comedy, drama, musical, L.A. Swing, solo dancing, experimental, storytelling, science fiction, fantasy, and interview.

Your film should be 1–5 minutes in length and is eligible to win one of five prizes. Prize winners receive two passes to CalBal 2022.


  • Audience Choice
  • Best Dancing
  • Most Artistic
  • Best Comedy or Musical
  • Best Drama or Documentary

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