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    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.

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    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.

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    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

  • A Conversation with Silas Howard July 18, 2016

    Last fall, filmmakers Silas Howard and Antonia Crane won $35K from us for The Lusty, a film on the first exotic dancers' union. Since then, Howard has been, well, busy. (He's directed Transparent,...   Read More

  • Summer of SFIFF59 July 5, 2016

    This summer, catch movies from the 2016 San Francisco International Film Festival at Landmark theaters across the city. Some of our favorite SFIFF titles are now playing around town.   Read More

  • Meet 2016 Djerassi Residency / SFFS Screenwriting Fellow Dash Shaw June 16, 2016

    Animator Dash Shaw has been awarded our 2016 Djerassi Residency Award / San Francisco Film Society Screenwriting Fellowship to work on his film The Cryptozoo Debut. "This movie is partly an ode to...   Read More


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