What is the SFFILM FilmHouse Residency?
The SFFILM FilmHouse Residency, supports the vibrant filmmaking community of the Bay Area and is open to narrative and documentary filmmakers based here. Residents receive access to FilmHouse which is in San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood and includes private offices, two editing suites, co-working areas, and spaces for live table readings, panel discussions, and mixers. FilmHouse programming and community is led by the SFFILM Makers team who are Masashi Niwano, Director of Artist Development, Joshua Moore, Manager of Documentary Programs, Rosa Morales, Associate Manager of Narrative Programs, and Sabrina Sellers, Artist Development Coordinator.
SFFILM’s FilmHouse Residency is a year-long program that runs from January to December, and all applications will be considered for the 2023 calendar year.
What do FilmHouse Residents do?
FilmHouse Residents use SFFILM spaces as a hub to work on their projects and connect with the filmmaking community in the Bay Area. They are given access to our Creative Advisory Board and resident events throughout the year. Residents can set up one-on-one meetings with the Creative Advisory Board to ask for advice or talk through any feedback on their current projects. There is also the option for Production Meetings, Resident Roundtables, Industry Meetings, Workshops, and exclusive access to our exhibition programs including Doc Stories each fall, and the annual SFFILM Festival coming April 13–23, 2023.
What are the next steps?
If you are interested in the current roster of residents you can take a look at their projects here. You can also hear from two filmmakers about their experience as current FilmHouse Residents in the video above. Applications are currently open for the 2023 calendar year until September 2, 2022, and anyone interested can apply here. Finalists will be notified in late October, and new residents will be notified in November. We will announce the 2023 residents at the beginning of January for the start of the new year. Watch the video above for more information or answers to any questions you may have.
The SFFILM FilmHouse Residency is made possible with generous support from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation and Film SF.
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