Screen shot 2010-03-24 at 4.03.54 PMHighly anticipated by its loyal and passionate audiences, championed by civic and community leaders, admired and adored by filmmakers, and closely watched by industry professionals, SFIFF is one of the most important stops on the international festival circuit.

The San Francisco International Film Festival features a bonanza of narrative feature films, live action and animated shorts, television and theatrical documentaries, experimental work and a variety of new digital media, as well as a smart lineup of industry panels and seminars, awards events, onstage tributes, retrospectives and the highly acclaimed Schools at the Festival program, which brings 4,200 students in grades 1–12 into the film festival.