Film Arts Foundation's 'Bay Area Film Festivals'

Michael Read February 16, 2007

The March/April issue of Release Print constitutes Film Arts Foundation’s valentine to the Bay Area film community. Boasting dozens upon dozens of homegrown events anchored by a few of the country’s most visible festivals, San Francisco has slowly but surely evolved into the quintessential festival town. No place outside of New York comes close to matching our bounty. To help you claim your hometown bragging rights, Release Print will be publishing a suite of articles on our year-round festival scene this month, including the San Francisco Film Festival Guide, an indispensable list of festivals organized by month with submission dates, contact information, and programming descriptions. To get the whole enchilada, join Film Arts Foundation to get your subscription to Release Print.

(compiled by Marcia Scott)
Note [from Release Print]: We have attempted to include, without discrimination, all of the festivals within the San Francisco-Berkeley-Oakland triangle and a few other regional offerings that are either too well established or unique to exclude. For space reasons, some festivals for whom San Francisco is just one stop on a larger tour are excluded, as are film series.


California Independent Film Festival
Noir City Film Festival


San Francisco Independent Film Festival (SF Indiefest)

Cinequest Film Festival
San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival
San Francisco Ocean Film Festival

Sonoma International Film Festival
San Francisco International Film Festival
Tiburon International Film Festival


CounterCorp Anti-Corporate Film Festival
San Francisco Greek Film Festival


Frameline Film Festival
San Francisco Black Film Festival

San Francisco Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival
SUPERFEST International Disability Film Festival

Queer Women of Color Film Festival


Another Hole in the Head: 8 Nights of Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror
Frozen Film Festival
International Working Class Film and Video Festival/LaborFest
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
San Francisco Silent Film Festival


Brainwash Movies Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In Movie Festival
San Francisco Underground Short Film Fest


Iranian Film Festival
Oakland Underground Film Festival
San Francisco Irish Film Festival
San Francisco International Short Film Festival (SF Shorts)

Arab Film Festival
Berlin & Beyond
Danville International Children’s Festival
EarthDance Environmental Film Festival
Italian Film Festival
San Francisco Doc Fest
United Nations Association Film Festival

American Indian Film Festival
Bicycle Film Festival
San Francisco Animation Festival