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


  • SFFS / KRF Filmmaking Grant

    SFFS / KRF Filmmaking Grants support feature narrative films that through plot, character, theme or setting explore human and civil rights, antidiscrimination, gender and sexual identity and other social issues of our time.

  • Producers Initiative

    The SFFS Producers Initiative supports independent producers currently working on narrative feature projects, through a combination of financial support, programs, mentorship, industry connections and access to a growing network of fellow filmmakers.

  • Documentary Film Fund

    The SFFS Documentary Film Fund supports riveting documentaries in postproduction distinguished by compelling stories, intriguing characters and an innovative visual approach.

  • SFFS Women Filmmaker Fellowship

    The SFFS Women Filmmaker Fellowship supports female writer/directors working on their second or third narrative feature through a combination of financial support, programs, mentorship, industry connections and a growing community of fellow filmmakers.

  • FilmHouse Residencies

    With generous funding from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation and San Francisco Film Commission, the FilmHouse residency program is designed to offer free office space to filmmakers in various stages of production where they can share talents and resources with their peers.

  • Project Development & Fiscal Sponsorship

    The Film Society is dedicated to supporting emerging and established filmmakers. Our project development & fiscal sponsorship program is designed to help you step-by-step through the process of getting your film funded, made and seen.

  • SFFS / Hearst Screenwriting Grant

    The SFFS / Hearst Screenwriting Grant is given to a mid-career screenwriter who has been a practicing writer for at least five years and who has previously written a minimum of one feature screenplay.

  • Djerassi Fellowship

    The Djerassi Residency Award/SFFS Screenwriting Fellowship will provide a one-month residency at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program for an emerging or established screenwriter.

  • Off the Page

    Off the Page is an exciting new addition in the expanding partnership between the San Francisco Film Society and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation.

From our blog

  • See More SFIFF: September Highlights August 25, 2015

    So excited that more stories from the San Francisco International Film Festival are making their way into the world. Bay Area, there are so many great films hitting the big screen this coming month.   Read More

  • Summer School: SFFS Education Roundup August 19, 2015

    Before we move into the fall semester,¬†we want to take a moment to highlight some of the enriching educational experiences we provided this summer.   Read More

  • See More SFIFF: August Highlights July 29, 2015

    If you didn't get enough of these indie flicks during the Festival season, then be sure to mark your calendars for another round of theatrical releases coming to the Bay Area this month.   Read More