Announcing our spring 2015 SFFS / KRF Filmmaking Grant Finalists.
Fifteen stunning narrative feature film projects in contention for $300,000.Read More
We are thrilled to have supported and brought to Bay Area audiences a number of films in contention for both Academy & Independent Spirit Awards.
17 films that we have screened or supported are up for Oscars and Independent Spirit Awards!Read More
Over the past few months, our FilmHouse residents have been getting comfortable at 644 Broadway. The gorgeous new space–which recently saw the addition of three new flex-use residents–opened in its current location this fall.Read More
These inventive and in some cases quite edgy projects impressed us with their bold explorations into visual expression and narrative styles
In partnership with the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, the San Francisco Film Society today announced the latest round of SFFS / KRF Filmmaking Grant winners.Read More
We are particularly excited by the increasingly international pool of applicants for our flagship grant program, and by the fact that more than half of our finalists in this round are women.
Announcing the latest round of SFFS / KRF Filmmaking Grant finalists and their projects!Read More
Foundations that recognize the cultural necessity of supporting an artist’s vision often get the ball rolling and enable you to get started and create the work that you end up providing to your 'curators' further down the line.
Filmmaker Tom Gilroy shares his spiritual inspiration for his latest feature project Our Lady of the Snow, and his personal experience in navigating the new waters of independent filmmaking and grant-giving organizations.Read More
Making a film like this back home is a big risk, especially when there is a possibility that a higher authority could stop the film. I needed this kind of support to kickstart the project and to show financiers that there will be international interest and support for this project.
Egyptian writer/director Mohamed Diab shares the politically charged inspiration for his latest feature project Clash, and reflects on his current status as a "revolutionary" filmmaker.Read More
I think you have to imagine yourself as an entrepreneur as much as an artist. Even at the micro indie level, making a film is like starting a small business.
Travis Mathews, cowriter/director, and Keith Wilson, cowriter/producer, reflect on the early stages of their latest project Oscillate Wildly.Read More
The San Francisco Film Society wrapped its 57th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 24–May 8) with 263 screenings of 168 films from 56 countries, which were attended by over 300 filmmakers and industry guests from over 20 countries. Over 15 days, SFIFF57 showed 74 narrative features, 29 documentary features and a total of 65 short films. See all the highlights and photo galleries!
Last night, the 57th San Francisco International Film Festival announced the winners of the juried Golden Gate Award and New Directors Prize competitions at an event held at Rouge | Nick’s Crispy Tacos. This year the Festival awarded nearly $40,000 in prizes to emerging and established filmmakers from 13 countries around the globe!