This year’s SFFILM Festival will feature streaming programs, as well as select drive-in screenings, allowing for more opportunities for Festival-goers to safely experience the films and connect with artists and other attendees. Information on how to apply for press accreditation to cover the Festival can be found below.
If you attended the 2019 San Francisco International Film Festival or other SFFILM programs, submitted your coverage, and are in good standing, you should receive an accreditation application via email in February 2021. You must submit a completed form to be considered for media accreditation. Within approximately two weeks of your application you will receive confirmation of your accreditation status via email.
Please do not forward the accreditation form. If you know of other journalists who would like to apply for accreditation, please have them follow the procedures for “New Requests” noted below.
Please ensure that we have your correct affiliation and contact information. If either has changed since this time last year, notify the SFFILM press office, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have attended the San Francisco International Film Festival in the past, but missed the 2019 Festival, please contact email@example.com.
If you did not attend the 2019 San Francisco International Film Festival or other recent SFFILM programs as press, you need to submit the following to the Press Office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org:
- A letter from your editor or producer that assigns you to cover the 2021 Festival, states the intention to publish or air your reports and specifies the type and extent of coverage you are planning (e.g. overview of the Festival, interviews with filmmakers, reviews of films, etc.)
- A link to your website or recent copy of your publication or program, with circulation information
- Recent coverage of a film festival, a film-related story or an arts or entertainment story written or produced by you
Accreditation requests will not be considered without the above materials; submission of these materials does not guarantee accreditation.
Upon approval of your request, you will receive an accreditation application specific to this year’s Festival. You must submit a completed application. You will receive confirmation of accreditation within approximately two weeks via email.