Year-round Programs

Schools at the Festival

Check back soon to see the films and dates for 2018.

The Schools at the Festival program introduces students ages 6 to 18 to international film and the art of filmmaking while promoting media literacy, deepening insights into other cultures, enhancing foreign language aptitude, developing critical thinking skills, and inspiring a lifelong appreciation of cinema.

Throughout the 60th San Francisco International Film Festival, classes from across the Bay Area will attend weekday matinees of curated Festival film programs at no cost to students or educators. Dozens of filmmaker guests from around the world will also visit local classrooms to discuss their films with students. This program also includes the annual Nellie Wong Magic of Movies Essay Contest, in which students of all grade levels write about Festival films and compete for cash prizes.

Contact Youth Education Manager Keith Zwölfer at 415-561-5040 or kzwolfer@sffilm.org with questions about our SATF program.

2017 Program

The Schools at the Festival program introduces students ages 6 to 18 to international film and the art of filmmaking while promoting media literacy, deepening insights into other cultures, enhancing foreign language aptitude, developing critical thinking skills, and inspiring a lifelong appreciation of cinema. Read More

2016 Program

Our 2016 Schools at the Festival program ran through the duration of the 59th San Francisco International Film Festival. We will announce next year's program, to run throughout the 60th San Francisco International Film Festival, in early spring 2017. Read More