Accreditation

RETURNING JOURNALISTS
If you attended the 2017 San Francisco International Film Festival or other SFFILM programs, submitted your coverage and are in good standing, you will receive an accreditation application via email in mid-February 2018. You must submit a completed form with your digital headshot photo to be considered for media accreditation. Within approximately two weeks of your application you will receive confirmation of your accreditation status via email. Upon approval, your press badge will be available for pick-up at the Festival Press Office.

Please do not forward the accreditation form. If you know of other journalists who would like to apply for accreditation, please have them follow the procedures for "New Requests" noted below.

Please ensure that we have your correct affiliation and contact information. If either has changed since this time last year notify Laura Molinari, Media Relations Manager, at lmolinari@sffilm.org.

If you have attended the San Francisco International Film Festival in the past, but missed last year, please contact Laura Molinari, Media Relations Manager, at lmolinari@sffilm.org.

NEW REQUESTS
If you did not attend the 2017 San Francisco International Film Festival or other SFFILM programs in 2017, then you need to submit the following to the Press Office by email at lmolinari@sffilm.org:

  • A letter from your editor or producer on company letterhead that assigns you to cover the 2018 Festival, states the intention to publish or air your reports and specifies the type and extent of coverage you are planning (e.g. overview of the Festival, interviews with filmmakers, reviews of films, etc.)
  • A link to your website or recent copy of your publication or program, with circulation information
  • Recent coverage of a film festival, a film-related story or an arts or entertainment story written or produced by you

Accreditation requests will not be considered without the above materials. Submission of these materials does not guarantee accreditation.

Upon approval of your request, you will receive an accreditation application. You must submit a completed application with a digital headshot photo. Accreditation forms will not be processed without a current photo. You will receive confirmation of accreditation within approximately two weeks via email. Your press badge will be available for pick-up at the Festival Press Office.