In the wake of the 58th San Francisco International Film Festival, we can’t help but reflect on all of the successes of this past year—particularly those tied to our youth education initiatives.Read More
SFFS Education has been busy bringing leaders in animation to Bay Area schools. In recent weeks, Disney animation legend Glen Keane & Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Tomm Moore visited with SFFS and local students.
I felt emotional and happy when I saw this artist draw a beautiful piece of art and tell an inspiring love story. I learned that you can't give up on anything. If you keep trying, you can do anything you want. –Creative Arts studentRead More
Havana Curveball directors Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider share their SFIFF Schools at the Festival screening experience and the resounding impact of their son's Bar Mitzvah service project. Don't miss its World Premiere at San Francisco Jewish Film Festival!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
Last week, SFFS Education hosted six free screenings of Fruitvale Station—with director Ryan Coogler and other special guests in attendance—for a combined audience of just over 2,000 teachers and students in San Francisco and Berkeley, including four theater screenings, one school screening, and one visit to the SF Juvenile Justice Center.Read More
"We are story animals. And we need to tell our stories in as direct, as
unmediated, and as emotionally resonant a way as possible."
-Stephen Apkon, from The Age of the Image: Redefining Literacy in a World of Screens