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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  • 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.

  • 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.

From our blog

  • Hey, Hearst Winner! October 23, 2014

    Congratulations to A. Sayeeda Moreno and Micah Schaffer, winners of this year’s SFFS / Hearst Screenwriting Grant! The team will receive $15,000 to develop their sci-fi script-in-progress, White.   Read More

  • FilmHouse: Makin' Moves October 2, 2014

    Our filmmaker residency space has moved to a beautiful, newly renovated location in the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown district.   Read More

  • Don’t Miss: SFFS Supported Films at MVFF14 September 25, 2014

    3 Still Standing, F R E E, Plastic Man: The Artful Life of Jerry Ross Barrish, and Summer '82 - When Zappa Came to Sicily will all be screened at this year's Mill Valley Film Festival!   Read More