• 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

  • Member of the Month: Wes Fisher January 27, 2017

    First introduced by his cousin, a longtime member, filmmaker Wes Fisher started attending Film Society education programs in the hopes of joining a strong filmmaking community and to gain more...   Read More

  • Fall 2016 SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grant Winners Announced December 19, 2016

    We are excited to announce the projects that will receive a total of $335,000 in funding in the latest round of San Francisco Film Society / Kenneth Rainin Foundation Filmmaking Grants.    Read More

  • Essential SF Q&A: Peter Bratt December 16, 2016

    Peter Bratt’s Essential SF interview starts late. With good reason. It is the same morning that he receives a call from the Sundance Film Festival.   Read More


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