Announcing our spring 2015 SFFS / KRF Filmmaking Grant Finalists.
Fifteen stunning narrative feature film projects in contention for $300,000.Read More
Announcing the narrative and documentary feature films in competition for Golden Gate Awards at the 58th San Francisco International Film Festival.
This year, nine narrative films and ten documentaries are contending for nearly $40,000 in cash prizes.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
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
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
Locals take note: Our Fall Season brings filmmaking talent from Europe to lovely, wonderful and (sometimes) sunny San Francisco!
This November, six filmmakers from France and Italy will be traveling to the Bay with their Fall Season festival films.Read More
The boldness of this project’s attempt to demonstrate something new about race and class and climate change through a particular dystopian worldview was very impressive.
Congratulations to A. Sayeeda Moreno and Micah Schaffer, winners of this year’s SFFS / Hearst Screenwriting Grant! The team will receive $15,000 to develop their sci-fi script-in-progress, White.Read More
Our filmmaker residency space has moved to a beautiful, newly renovated location in the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown district.
It’s absolutely thrilling to spend time in the space and feel the creative energy that is already thrumming through the hallways.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!