• Exhibition

    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

    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.

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    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

  • 2015 Oscars & Spirit Awards with SFFS February 20, 2015

    We are thrilled to have supported and brought to Bay Area audiences a number of films in contention for both Academy & Independent Spirit Awards. 17 films that we have screened or supported are up...   Read More

  • Roundup: Animation & SFFS Education February 16, 2015

    SFFS Education has been busy bringing leaders in animation to Bay Area schools. In recent weeks, Disney animation legend Glen Keane & Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Tomm Moore visited with SFFS...   Read More

  • Make Your Own Fest: SFFS at Theaters Near You January 21, 2015

    Getting excited for SFIFF? We're counting down the days 'til we announce our full lineup. In the meantime, don't fret! There are a slew of SFFS-supported films playing in the Bay Area over the next...   Read More

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