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 / 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.

  • FilmHouse Residencies

    With generous funding from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, 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.

  • 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.

  • Find A Project

    Browse all of our SFFS-supported films including, SFFS / KRF Filmmaking grantees, SFFS / Hearst Screenwriting grantees, Documentary Film Fund winners, FilmHouse resident projects, fiscally sponsored projects and more.

From our blog

  • Wrapping SFIFF58: A Truly Incredible Festival May 11, 2015

    Thank you to all of our amazing sponsors, members, volunteers, community partners, copresenters & constituents for helping us put another incredible SFIFF on the map.   Read More

  • SFIFF58 Golden Gate & Audience Award Winners May 7, 2015

    Last night, we announced the winners of the juried Golden Gate Award (GGA) competitions at the 58th San Francisco International Film Festival. Winning Films in 11 Categories Announced at GGA Party   Read More

  • SFIFF58 Week Two Picks May 1, 2015

    The second half of the Festival is underway! To guide you through the latter part of our program, we've picked out some of the films (& guests) we're most excited about in week two. SFIFF staff...   Read More