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San Francisco International Film Festival

San Francisco International Film Festival

Type : Feature film and short film festival
Theme : All films
Location : United States
Period : April

    Festival years (22)

    Event presentation

    Founded in 1957, the San Francisco International Film Festival is the longest-running film festival in the Americas and one of the United States’s best-loved and most widely admired cultural events. Over its first 50 years, the International has screened over 6,000 films from more than 100 countries to 2 million filmgoers, and has hosted thousands of world-class guests from Bette Davis and Spike Lee to Catherine Deneuve, Matthew Barney, Akira Kurosawa and Tilda Swinton. The Festival is known for its intelligent programming and for its sophisticated and discerning audiences.

    The team (2)

    Registration conditions for short films

    Films produced on or after : Dans l'année précédant le festival
    Registration deadline : 09/12/2019
    Registration deadline by Unifrance : 09/12/2019
    Registrations requiring fees
    Registration Form available on external website :

    Subtitling required
    Maximum runtime : 50'
    Films produced on or after : Dans l'année précédant le festival
    Genres accepted : All genres
    Pre-selection format requirements : DVD, Video File
    Screening format requirements : 35mm, Video File, Digital Beta NTSC, DCP (Digital Cinema Package)

    Short Films

    This festival is recognized by the Academy Awards. Competitive festival. The festival does not return DVDs sent for pre-selection. Please visit for further details.