The annual cinephilic celebration features a world-class program that will include new work from acclaimed filmmakers Francis Ford Coppola and Hirokazu Kore-eda...One of the festival's most anticipated films, Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey, a documentary on legendary band Journey's reigning lead singer, Arnel Pineda—comes on closing night.
The San Francisco International Film Festival is the longest-running film festival on the continent. Held each spring, the festival showcases cinematic discovery and innovation, featuring nearly 200 films and live events with hundreds of filmmakers and industry guests in attendance.
SFIFF features a bonanza of narrative feature films, live action and animated shorts, television and theatrical documentaries, experimental work and a variety of new digital media, as well as a smart lineup of industry panels and seminars, awards events, onstage tributes, retrospectives and the highly acclaimed Schools at the Festival program, which brings more than 3,000 elementary, middle and high school students and their teachers into the festivities.
More than 75,000 filmgoers attended the 2011 Festival, which played at venues throughout the Bay Area.
The San Francisco International Film Festival takes place at venues throughout San Francisco and Berkeley. See schedule for films and venues.