The SFFILM Festival is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and a major cultural event in the Bay Area. The annual lineup features marquee premieres, international competitions, new media work, live performances, and compelling artist talks. Read More


Presented at the Festival since its inaugural year in 1957, the Golden Gate Awards are among the most significant honors for emerging global film artists in the United States. Read More


Dig into the Festival program on a whole new level. See trends in this year's lineup, discover films that address specific social and cultural issues, and explore SFFILM's new initiatives. Read More

Festival Honorees

Learn more about the Festival’s honorees, and take advantage of unique screening opportunities and talks by some of world cinema’s most iconic figures. Read More