Artist Residencies


The FilmHouse Residency program is NOT currrently accepting applications. Applications for the next available residencies (2020 calendar year) will open in mid-July 2019.


The FilmHouse Residency program—which supports narrative and documentary feature films by making office space available free of charge for residencies to independent filmmakers actively engaged in various stages of film production—is located at a beautifully renovated location at 644 Broadway Street on the border of San Francisco's Chinatown and Italian North Beach districts. Made possible by the generous support of the Kenneth Rainin Foundation and McBaine Family, FilmHouse provides critical support to local and visiting filmmakers by fostering a thriving creative community that encourages collaboration, resource sharing, peer-to-peer feedback and networking opportunities. A major component of SFFILM's Artist Development program, FilmHouse functions as a vibrant workshop and creative hub for filmmakers of all kinds.

FilmHouse currently holds 36 filmmakers engaged in 12-month residencies, all working in early project stages of screenwriting and preproduction.  In addition to 12-month residencies, throughout the year there are roughly 10–20 additional visiting filmmakers from other Artist Development programs that utilize the FilmHouse work space.

All residents have access to consultation from the SFFILM Makers Mentor Advisory Board, as well as to a robust guest speaker series featuring lectures and presentations by leading industry professionals, resident-led workshops and work-in-progress screenings, invitations to SFFILM networking events, and numerous other community-building programs.

SFFILM Makers Mentor Advisory Board:

Nels Bangerter, Editor
Chi Do, Impact Strategist
Jennie Frisbie, Manager/Producer
Steve Holmgren, Business and Legal Affairs
Jim LeBrecht, Sound Designer/Director
Amanda McBaine, Producer
Jesse Moss, Director
Nicole Perlman, Writer
Dawn Porter, Director