• Exhibition


    The Film Society encourages the progressive evolution of film culture and individual lives by celebrating the transformative power of the moving image in all its forms. Through intelligent and innovative programming, it creates singularly vital experiences for audiences of all kinds.

  • Education


    The Film Society's Education programs serve more than 11,000 students and teachers every year, from kindergarten through college, to develop media literacy, cultural awareness, global understanding and a lifelong appreciation of cinema.

  • Filmmaker360


    Filmmaker360 provides unparalleled assistance and opportunities including grants, prizes, development assistance and residencies for working filmmakers at all stages of their careers.


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Join us! Enjoy a world of film year round. Our nonprofit organization needs film-lovers like you to join our efforts in supporting local, national and international film. Film Society members receive discounts and advance sales to SFFS screenings and events, invites to free preview screenings and special benefits tailored to aspiring and established filmmakers.

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From our blog

  • Supported Films at the 2016 Spirit Awards February 10, 2016

    Each year, the Film Independent Spirit Awards honor the best in indie cinema—and right up against the Oscars, which almost always take place the following day. We are immensely proud to support a...   Read More

  • Learning to Speak with Filmmakers & Their Films February 3, 2016

    Throughout the year, the Film Society's Education team designs curriculum-friendly programs bringing international filmmakers into Bay Area classrooms. We connected Italian and French filmmakers with...   Read More

  • Educating Onscreen: Civil Rights & Activism January 29, 2016

    Much of our educational programming this past fall centered on social justice issues in cinema. We brought films—from docs about local civil rights groups to Hollywood productions about the fight for...   Read More