• 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

  • SFFS at the 2015 Spirit Awards November 26, 2014

    We are so excited to see a slew of SFFS-supported films and SF International Film Festival vets nominated for Film Independent Spirit Awards! Among them are five films that the Film Society has...   Read More

  • More FilmHouse & Meet Some New Residents! November 24, 2014

    Over the past few months, our FilmHouse residents have been getting comfortable at 644 Broadway. The gorgeous new space–which recently saw the addition of three new flex-use residents–opened in its...   Read More

  • $300,000 Awarded to Six Filmmaking Teams November 19, 2014

    These inventive and in some cases quite edgy projects impressed us with their bold explorations into visual expression and narrative styles In partnership with the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, the San...   Read More