We are thrilled to have hosted the Bay Area premieres of a number of stunning new films by emerging and established directors at the 58th SFIFF. However, equally exciting for us is that many of these movies make their way into the world and reach audiences beyond our two-week Festival.Read More
Last night, we announced the winners of the juried Golden Gate Award (GGA) competitions at the 58th San Francisco International Film Festival.
Winning Films in 11 Categories Announced at GGA PartyRead More
The second half of the Festival is underway! To guide you through the latter part of our program, we've picked out some of the films (& guests) we're most excited about in week two.
SFIFF staff highlight the must-see films & programs through the final week of this year's Festival.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
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!Read More
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!
The amazing group at Fandor has added a new page dedicated to the San Francisco International Film Festival's past programs. Relish in the films that we were delighted to present in the past as you get ready for this year's SFIFF56 program!
This year we can add to funding an Oscar nominated film (fingers-crossed for Beasts of the Southern Wild's four nominations!) that we will now be qualifying one! The San Francisco International Film Festival has been chosen as an Academy-Award qualifying festival in the Documentary Short Subject category. Short documentaries of no longer than 40 minutes, which receive Best Documentary Short award, may be eligible to enter the Documentary Short Subject competition for the concurrent season (this year the season runs from September,1 2012 to August 31, 2013), provided the film meets all the requirements set forth in the Academy-Award official rules. This year's SFIFF Documentary Shorts in competition will soon be announced. In the meantime, find the rules posted on oscars.org/rules.
Doc Alliance Films launched a new project The Greats of World Documentary Film with a retrospective of 17 documentary films by Agnès Varda. Varda is no stranger to SFFS, having five films in SFIFF throughout the years. These shorts are FREE to stream until February 17! We agree with our source tipper, Director of Finance Keith Cowling, this is "pretty cool."
Three new titles added today to our growing list of SFIFF-related films available to stream on Netflix! Watch Oscar-nominated documentary How to Survive a Plague, Sundance award-winning documentary The Queen of Versailles, and SFIFF55 favorite 17 Girls. See our full list on our WATCH page.