SFIFF57 Wraps!

SFIFF57 Wraps!

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!

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From the Archives: Opening Reception for Pamela Gentile's SFIFF Photo Exhibit

From the Archives: Opening Reception for Pamela Gentile's SFIFF Photo Exhibit

Come celebrate the amazing photographer behind documenting most of our festival history at the opening reception for Pamela Gentile's Photos from the Archives: San Francisco International Film Festival, Thursday October 17, 6:30–8:30 pm at Sundance Kabuki Cinemas!

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Steven Soderbergh - The State of Cinema Video & Transcript

Steven Soderbergh - The State of Cinema Video & Transcript

Due to unprecedented demand, Steven Soderbergh has given The San Francisco Film Society permission to release this video that was recorded initially only for archival purposes. The full transcript is also provided.

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Some Familiar Faces in the Chronicle

Yesterday's San Francisco Chronicle Datebook featured some familiar faces with a double feature on the San Francisco Film Society. Executive Director Ted Hope made the cover(!) and Filmmaker360 Director Michele Turnure-Salleo talked about helping great films get made.

Also, make sure not to miss the bonus 16 capsules full of exciting SFIFF films and events! See you at Opening Night this Thrsday!

SFIFF 56 in Depth: Focus on Asia

Whether you're hankering for gangster action or stunning non-fiction, SFIFF56 has something for every cinephile, especially in our focus on Asian films. Watch trailers here of some the best films in contemporary cinema from Indonesia, China, Japan, Cambodia, South Korea, and Hong Kong - including the award-winning Cold War.   Don't miss their screenings at this year's festival!