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Meet the SFFILM Festival Programmers

9 Sep
Wed, Sep 9, 2020 at 6:00 pm
SFFILM at Home


Calling all filmmakers! The SFFILM Programming team invites you to learn more about the submission process for the 64th San Francisco International Festival (April 2021), meet the programmers responsible for the official selections, and ask questions about the Festival and your film submission.
In discussion with SFFILM’s newly appointed Director of Artist Development Lauren McBride, the SFFILM programmers will highlight special opportunities for filmmakers, describe the overall approach to our hybrid in-person / online event planning, detail the application process, and share what makes for a strong submission.
Key dates:
September 8: Open call for 2021 SFFILM Festival entries
October 19: Early deadline for all entries
November 16: Regular deadline for features / Final deadline for shorts
December 7: Final deadline for features
The crown jewel of SFFILM’s exhibition program is the San Francisco International Film Festival, the longest-running film festival in the Americas. Through intelligent and innovative programming, SFFILM Festival creates singularly vital experiences for audiences of all kinds. An essential stop on the international film festival circuit, the Festival is well regarded as a significant celebration of world cinema in one of the country’s most beautiful cities. Works in all genres, forms, and lengths are considered.
This event is designed for filmmakers, but all are welcome to attend. Everyone who RSVPs for this free event will be sent a link in their confirmation email to access the online session, which will be conducted with Zoom. We recommend that you download and install Zoom on your computer or mobile device in advance, and set yourself up with a free account. Attendees will have a chance to participate in the Q&A by sending in questions privately to our moderator.
Learn more about how to use Zoom and attending our virtual events here.