Four SFIFF alumni are nominated for this year's Oscars. Four of them - Morgan Neville, Joshua Oppenheimer, Richard Linklater, and Zachary Heinzerling - brought their currently nominated films to the 56th SFIFF last year. Try to spot them at the awards on Sunday!Read More
Make Your Own Fest
Oscar-winning actors, actresses, directors, writers, and producers have graced the San Francisco International Film Festival many times in years past. Quite a few of them picked up SFFIF's own awards while here, including the Peter J. Owens Award for excellence in acting, the Akira Kurosawa Award in directing, and the Founder's Directing Award. Let's take a trip down a red-carpet-lined memory lane.Read More
“The experience of watching a film in a beautiful cinema continues to be among the most rewarding of contemporary cultural experiences.”
We caught up with Noah Cowan for a quick Q&A on the occasion of our exciting announcement.Read More
For me personally, there haven't been any new technological developments or anything like that that have had as profound an impact on my process as simply collaborating with people over time and slowly building a body of meaningful work.
Ian Olds shares his inspiration, challenges, opportunities, and SFFS' impact on The Fixer recent SFFS / KRF grant-winning film project.Read More
My cousin has Down syndrome, and ensuring community integration and empowerment for her has always been a priority for my family. I've been chomping at the bit for years to make a movie that explored this world, its themes, and its questions.
Joshua Tate shares his inspiration, challenges, opportunities, and SFFS' impact on Love Land recent SFFS / KRF grant-winning film project.Read More