About Us

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. Presenter of the San Francisco International Film Festival, SFFILM is a year-round nonprofit organization delivering screenings and events to more than 100,000 film lovers and media education programs to more than 10,000 students and teachers annually. In addition to its public programs, SFFILM supports the careers of hundreds of independent filmmakers from the Bay Area and beyond with grants, residencies, and other creative development services.


We believe in the enduring power and beauty of film and cherish it as an indispensable art form.

We are committed to supporting the imagination and professional sustainability of filmmakers—especially those working in the Bay Area.

A robust film culture depends on engaged, curious and diverse audiences. Our programs are dedicated to delivering quality, enrichment, education, and enjoyment to our community

San Francisco and the Bay Area
San Francisco is a city of global interest, the Bay Area a gateway to the future. We are inspired by where we live and are proud to welcome the best film artists in the world to share in its innovation and creativity.

Board of Directors 


Strategic Plan 2018-2020 (Download)