SFFILM is a nonprofit organization with a mission to champion the world's finest films and filmmakers through programs anchored in and inspired by the spirit and values of the San Francisco Bay Area. Presenter of the San Francisco International Film Festival, SFFILM is a year-round organization delivering screenings and events to more than 75,000 film lovers and media education programs to more than 10,000 students and teachers annually. In addition to its public programs, SFFILM supports the careers of independent filmmakers from the Bay Area and beyond with grants, residencies, and other creative development services.
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April 6, 2019
Documentary film is having a moment. Look on any network, streaming platform, or even your phone and you'll find a documentary telling the true story of people living their lives doing remarkable, and unremarkable things. Documentaries pull us in because we get to see a story different from our own, or one that affirms our current experience, and sometimes that inspires us to learn more or even join a cause. Watching documentaries at a film festival is an experience that should not be missed because filmmakers and subjects are often there to further discuss their story. The SFFILM Festival is...
March 30, 2018
Not even one month has passed since Academy Awards were handed out for films like "Get Out" (Best Original Screenplay), "A Fantasic Woman" (Best Foreign Film), and "The Silent Child" (Best Live-Action Short). Each one of these films, and many of the other nominees, are showing Hollywood that audiences want excellent stories told by and about women, people of color, trans people and differently-abled people to name but a few in the range of our expressed identities. Audiences already know what Hollywood is just figuring out - movies that look and sound like us are not only entertaining and...