Founded in 1957, the San Francisco International Film Festival is the longest-running film festival in the Americas. Held each spring for two weeks and highly anticipated by its loyal, passionate audiences, SFFILM Festival is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation in one of the country's most beautiful cities, featuring some 150 films and live events with more than 100 filmmakers in attendance and nearly two dozen awards presented for excellence in film craft.


SFFILM 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. Read More


We would not be able to put on the San Francisco International Film Festival without the extraordinary generosity of these incredible sponsors. Read More

Special Thanks

SFFILM is deeply grateful to our dedicated community of supporters. At this year’s Festival, we would especially like to thank our 60th Anniversary Circle chairs and hosts, SFFILM members and donors, and the Festival’s Golden Gate Award screeners. Read More