San Francisco Independent Film Festival (21)



Deadlines

01 Apr 2019
Call for entries

01 Oct 2019
Standard deadline

01 Nov 2019
Late deadline

01 Nov 2019
Extended deadline

4
mths

01 Jan 2020
Notification date

30 Jan 2020
13 Feb 2020

Address

2440 16th St #107,  94103, San Francisco , California, United States


Festival description
Short Films 45'<
Feature Films >46'


Festival requirements
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2018
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Languages 
English
 Subtitles 
English
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Festival start: 30 January 2020      Festival end: 13 February 2020

We are looking for the best features, shorts, docs and animation we can find to present in San Francisco. For 21 years SF IndieFest has developed a great reputation for filling theaters, getting press and throwing great parties. Films at our fest regularly get great press reviews, picked up at other fests and find rabid groupies following the makers around town demanded autographs and buying them drinks.

“I’m certainly happy that IndieFest exists, because it is a celebration of films that don’t necessarily get distributed widely,” HITS director David Cross says, “I’m happy to be a part of it with my film, which is very much in the category of a low-budget, little indie movie. I’m glad there’s a place for it.” – SF Chronicle

“Sundance may have sold out, but SF IndieFest keeps it real” – Annie Lo, Flavorpill

“While the Bay Area is flush with festivals, this one remains an under-the-radar standout.” – Randy Myers, San Jose Mercury News

“The San Francisco Independent Film Festival, the Bay Area’s version of Slamdance, provides a showcase for edgy cinematic work — and a great excuse to do some serious partying.” – David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle

“For many independent filmmakers, festivals such as SF Indiefest—aka the San Francisco Independent Film Festival–are the only way to bring their works before an audience. For filmgoers, SF Indiefest is the place to see original cinematic works created by directors who want to tell edgy stories which come from their hearts and souls. While some have bemoaned the death of cinema, the curators and filmmakers at SF Indiefest are keeping the craft of film alive.” – David Elijah Nahmod, SF SOUNDS

“SF IndieFest is the one festival of the year where you should throw a dart at the program and take a chance. Not because you’re guaranteed a masterpiece, but because it’s the best fest to see something that would never, ever breach your filter otherwise.” -Michael Fox, KQED

Films: Audience Awards, Jury Prizes

Any feature or short no more completed after January 1, 2018 is eligible for consideration. We have no premiere requirements.





  

 
  

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