San Francisco International Film Festival

Event has passed (Thu Apr 12, 2018 - Tue Apr 17, 2018)
San Francisco
various locations & times
Drinks, Community, Film / Television, Music, Festival / Fair


Founded in 1957, the San Francisco International Film Festival is the longest-running film festival in the Americas. Held each spring for two weeks and highly anticipated by its loyal, passionate audiences, SFFILM Festival is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation in one of the country's most beautiful cities, featuring more than 180 films and live events with upwards of 100 filmmakers in attendance and nearly two dozen awards presented for excellence in film craft.

The 2018 SFFILM Festival runs April 4–17 at venues throughout the Bay Area.
Full list of films:

SFFILM Festival Opening Night + Party: 'A Kid Like Jake'

April 4, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Castro Theatre

A Kid Like Jake, directed by Transparent’s Silas Howard and adapted from Daniel Pearle’s lauded Off-Broadway play, is the most exceptional and timely of social dramas, exploring issues at the heart of multiple national debates with great intensity and sly humor.

Closing Night + Party: 'Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot'

April 15, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Castro Theatre

Caustic and wickedly funny, celebrated quadriplegic Portland cartoonist John Callahan had a knack for depicting taboo subjects – especially people with physical disabilities – without an ounce of cultural sensitivity.



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