Mar 19, 2019
Festival Runs April 10–23
46 Narrative Features
40 Documentary Features
4 New Vision Features
3 Episodic Programs
52 Countries Represented
12 World Premieres
5 North American Premieres
1 US Premiere
72 Women Directors (including co-directors)
300 Filmmakers and Industry Guests Expected
AWARDS / TRIBUTES / PRIZES
George Gund III Craft of Cinema Award – Claude Jarman, Jr.
Golden Gate Persistence of Vision Award – Madeline Anderson
Mel Novikoff Award – BBC Arena
Golden Gate Awards ($39,000 total) – Winners will be announced April 21 at the Golden Gate Awards
Audience Awards – Winners will be announced April 21 at the Closing Night film presentation
Tribute to Claire Denis: High Life
Tribute to Laura Dern: Trial by Fire
Tribute to Laura Linney: The Savages
Tribute to John C. Reilly: The Sisters Brothers
SCREENING / EVENT VENUES
BAMPFA, 2155 Center Street, Berkeley
Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, San Francisco
The Theatre at Children’s Creativity Museum, 221 4th Street, San Francisco
Dolby Cinema at 1275 Market, 1275 Market Street, San Francisco
Grand Lake Theatre, 3200 Grand Avenue, Oakland
Roxie Theater, 3117 16th Street, San Francisco
SFFILM FilmHouse, 644 Broadway Suite 403, San Francisco
SFMOMA Phyllis Wattis Theater, 151 3rd Street, San Francisco (Joyce and Larry Stupski Entrance at Minna Street, near Third Street)
Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th Street (between Mission and Capp Streets), San Francisco
The Walt Disney Family Museum, 104 Montgomery Street, San Francisco
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street, San Francisco
Box office is now open online at sffilm.org for SFFILM members and opens March 22 for the general public.
For general information visit sffilm.org/festival.
For photos and press materials visit sffilm.org/press.
2019 San Francisco International Film Festival
The longest-running film festival in the Americas, the San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILM Festival) is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation in one of the country’s most beautiful cities. The 62nd edition runs April 10–23 at venues across the Bay Area and features nearly 200 films and live events, 14 juried awards with close to $40,000 in cash prizes, and upwards of 100 participating filmmaker guests.
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 12,000 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.
This press release is available online at sffilm.org/press/releases.