SFFILM’s Annual Fundraiser Highlighting Excellence in Film Craft Is the Bay Area’s Leading Film Awards Season Event
San Francisco, CA – SFFILM has announced the date and venue for SFFILM Awards Night, its annual star-studded fundraising celebration honoring achievement in filmmaking craft. The 2019 edition of this glamorous dinner event and awards presentation will take place the evening of Tuesday, December 3 at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts.
One of San Francisco’s most highly anticipated film events and social gatherings, SFFILM Awards Night returns in December, leveraging the Bay Area’s increasing awards season relevance and amplifying the region’s voice in the end-of-year film conversation. The program will recognize the storied careers of some of the best and brightest in contemporary cinema with special onstage tributes.
SFFILM Awards Night will be returning for the third year to the Palace of Fine Arts Exhibition Center, the recently renovated, spacious, and dynamic event space managed by Non Plus Ultra, San Francisco’s premiere events management company.
SFFILM’s prestigious awards include the Irving M. Levin Award for Film Direction, the SFFILM Award for Acting (formerly the Peter J. Owens Award for Acting), and the Kanbar Award for Storytelling, and the program is expected to expand to include new honors at this year’s event. SFFILM honorees throughout the years have included Amy Adams, Robert Altman, Kathryn Bigelow, Ellen Burstyn, Frances Ford Coppola, Judy Davis, Guillermo del Toro, Harrison Ford, Richard Gere, Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani, Abbas Kiarostami, Spike Lee, Richard Linklater, Steve McQueen, Mira Nair, Robin Williams, and Kate Winslet, among many others.
The 2019 SFFILM Awards Night honorees will be announced in the coming months, along with additional detail regarding the evening’s program. This year’s event will be co-chaired by SFFILM Board members Gwyneth Borden, Heidi Fisher, and Sonya Yu. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit SFFILM’s impactful year-round programs in youth education and artist development.
SFFILM is a nonprofit organization with a mission to champion the world’s finest films and filmmakers through programs anchored in and inspired by the spirit and values of the San Francisco Bay Area. Presenter of the San Francisco International Film Festival, SFFILM is a year-round organization delivering screenings and events to more than 75,000 film lovers and media education programs to more than 13,000 students and teachers annually. In addition to its public programs, SFFILM supports the careers of independent filmmakers from the Bay Area and beyond with grants, residencies, and other creative development services. For more information visit sffilm.org.