Theme-Spotting: Music in Film at SFIFF

Theme-Spotting: Music in Film at SFIFF

At this year's San Francisco International Film Festival, we are thrilled to screen a wealth of stellar new movies that explore the crucial role of music in film and in our lives.

We've rounded up the movies that speak to the cultural and personal importance of music at this year's Festival.
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A Q&A with Cinema by the Bay Filmmakers

A Q&A with Cinema by the Bay Filmmakers

Our Cinema By the Bay spotlight highlights exceptional new work that was either made by local filmmakers or features the Bay Area. This year the Festival will screen 13 shorts and eight feature-length films.

We checked in with six local filmmakers to learn more about their connections to the Bay Area.
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An Aardman Aappreciation

An Aardman Aappreciation

"Someday I will succeed in driving them out of business. Until then, I will be first in line for whatever they do next."

We're honoring beloved animation studio Aardman at this year's San Francisco International Film Festival. Join us and studio co-founder Peter Lord May 1 at the Castro Theatre, and, until then, enjoy this reflection from Pixar's Pete Docter.

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See More SFIFF: October Highlights & SFFS-Supported Films at Mill Valley

See More SFIFF: October Highlights & SFFS-Supported Films at Mill Valley

This month, three of our favorite films from the 58th Festival will screen locally. We're also thrilled to share that a host of our supported projects will be featured at the 38th Mill Valley Film Festival.

Watch films that we screen and support around town this October.
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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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