INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
San Francisco, California - USA
February 9 to 23, 2017
In the Spotlight today is the 19th Annual San Francisco Indepedent Film Festival (SF IndieFest), playing the best new indie features, shorts, docs and animation from around the world. With great audiences, strong press support and fun parties, this 19 year old fest really delivers for filmmakers and audiences alike. New and established filmmakers delight in the opportunity to premiere their films at SF IndieFest's primary venue, San Francisco's 100 year old Roxie Theater, the oldest continually operating movie theater west of the Mississippi
Films of all budgets and genres are invited for submissions, Hits director David Cross shares, "I'm happy to be a part of [SF IndieFest] with my film, which is very much in the category of a low-budget, little indie movie. I'm glad there's a place for it." Director Mike Carroll also attests, "I've got to tell you that IndieFest was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I tell all filmmakers - and festival organizer friends of mine - how you run your fest and how you run each film twice. Every single time people look at me with shocked disbelief. Truly, Bonnie and I loved being a part of the event. Thanks again for including us. SF IndieFest really made me feel that making Year was worth the whole effort."
Filmmakers in the Narrative Feature and Documentary Feature competitions have an opportunity to take home a $1,000 USD cash award available for each category, and Short Films are eligible for a $500 cash award. Unique to SF IndieFest, festival passholders make up SF IndieFest's jury which is a testament to the dedication and investment this film community is in highlighting undiscovered work.
MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
SF IndieFest is a year-round, non-profit organization that has been operating since 1998. SF IndieFest presents three annual festivals: the SF Independent Film Festival, the SF Documentary Festival and Another Hole in the Head, a genre film festival. In 2012 SF IndieFest also premiered the Northern California Action Sports Film Festival and the US edition of the touring shnit International Short Film Festival.
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Each year the Festival is proud to throw some of the most memorable parties and screenings to hit the Bay Area. Past guests have included Gregg Araki, Abel Ferrara, Larry Kent, Robert Romanus, Chris Gore, Don Argott, Don Coscarelli, Bruce Campbell, Penelope Spheeris, Jon Cryer, David Cross, Jennifer Beals, Ryuhei Matsuda, James Duvall, Toyoda Toshiaki, Uwe Boll, Bill Plympton, Christopher Coppola, Glenn Shadix and many more.
"The San Francisco Independent Film Festival, the Bay Area's version of Slamdance, provides a showcase for edgy cinematic work - and a great excuse to do some serious partying," David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle.
Don't miss your opportunity to screen in San Francisco - submit your film today!