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.


The Art Form 
We believe in the enduring power, beauty, and social impact of film and cherish it as an indispensable art form and an instrument of inquiry and education. 

The Artists
We are committed to supporting the imagination, talent, and professional sustainability of filmmakers, with an eye to an ever-expanding community of voices from diverse backgrounds. The Bay Area is an increasingly important hub for independent filmmaking, and we celebrate the region's growing role as a convening point for artists and funders alike. 

Our Community
We are dedicated to delivering quality, enrichment, education, access, and enjoyment to everyone in our community-audiences, students, and members, as well as our partners, supporters, volunteers, and staff-and to meeting their demand for globally- oriented storytelling and thoughtful dialogue.

The San Francisco Bay Area
We are inspired by the place we live in and what it aspires to be: a center of curiosity, creativity, and conversation; a site for social action and political protest; a laboratory for innovation and inquiry; a gateway to global culture and diverse perspectives; and a harbor of equity and inclusion. Our work should champion and broadcast these values. 

Board of Directors 


Strategic Plan 2018-2020 (Download)