INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
San Francisco, California - USA
April 5 to 15, 2017
The 60th Annual San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF), celebrates a milestone year as one of the leading international showcases on the festival circuit.
In addition to programming extraordinary films and hosting career-enhancing networking events, SFIFF places a unique emphasis on technology and innovation as they continue to enhance the filmmaking process. All attendees enjoy an incredible two weeks of unforgettable films, informative workshops and salons, and countless opportunities to learn from the top talents from the world of cinema. The festival annually attracts an audience of more than 70,000 film lovers, and welcomes more than 4,000 students in grades 3-12 through its unique "Schools at the Festival" program.
October 24, 2016 - Regular Deadline
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MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
The San Francisco Film Society champions the world's finest films and filmmakers through programs anchored in and inspired by the spirit and values of the San Francisco Bay Area. The crown jewel of the Film Society's exhibition program is the San Francisco International Film Festival. Through intelligent and innovative programming, SFIFF creates singularly vital experiences for audiences of all kinds. An essential stop on the international film festival circuit, SFIFF is well regarded as a significant celebration of world cinema in one of the country's most beautiful cities.
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
SFIFF offers close to $40,000 USD in cash prizes for filmmakers of features and shorts, in categories that honor Youth Works, Bay Area filmmaking, animation, and more. It is also a qualifying festival for the Cinema Eye Honors for Non-Fiction Filmmaking. Many feature filmmakers selected to screen their work at SFIFF will enjoy complimentary travel and lodging, festival passes, and invitations to participate in filmmaker salons and master classes.
Features, Shorts and Youth Works (18 year and younger) are invited for submissions - qualify your project today!