2018 SFFILM Festival

Code of Conduct

SFFILM Festival is a celebration of creative expression in all its forms, and an occasion to gather in appreciation of the beautiful, dynamic diversity of our world - and our Bay Area community. We believe in the power of film to expose us to different perspectives and bold visions, to inspire us, to reflect our identities, and to celebrate our lives. 

SFFILM is committed to providing Festival guests an experience that is, first and foremost, safe. Although safety can be different for each individual related to personal preferences or expressed identities, we define it to mean hosting spaces and experiences that are free of harassment and discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender performance, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, class, age, or ability. Harassment, threatening behavior, and violence will absolutely not be tolerated. We reserve the right to revoke, without notice or refund, tickets, passes, credentials, or access to SFFILM Festival events and venues.  

You can reach out directly to safety@sffilm.org if you believe you've observed or experienced a violation of this policy, and SFFILM will work to assess the situation and to respond as soon as possible. Please remember that notifying SFFILM does not constitute or replace a notification to local law enforcement. Emails sent to safety@sffilm.org will be received by the SFFILM Systems and Finance Manager and the Director of Operations. Between April 4th and 18th, all emails will be responded to within 24 hours.

SFFILM is also partnering with Community Boards, the longest running conflict resolution center in the U.S, .Community Boards is a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization specializing in conflict resolution, including mediation. If you want to reach out to someone other than an SFFILM employee and would like help addressing or resolving a conflict you've experienced during the festival or want support taking next steps, Community Boards can be reached by phone at (415) 920-3820 Mon - Thurs, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. You can also start an inquiry online and your call will be returned no later than the next business day.