Posted by Larry Gleeson
By Ashley Le Mieux
SAN FRANCISCO—The 60th annual San Francisco International Film Festival will be held April 5, 2017 through April 19, 2017. The festival was created and facilitated by the San Francisco Film Society (SFFS).
The venues hosting this coming year’s festival include the Alamo Drafthouse, the Castro Theatre, the Roxie Theater, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria Theatre, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. BAMPFA in East Bay will also house part of the film festival.
“The Festival combines a range of marquee premieres, international competitions, compelling documentaries, new media work, musical performances and star-studded events,” states the SFFS website.
The 2016 festival included 252 film screenings of 183 different films from almost 50 countries. There were more than 300 filmmakers and industry affiliates who made appearances, coming from different parts of the world for the event.
All submitted films had to be completed on or after the first day of the 2016 calendar year. Only films that had not been previously broadcasted or exposed at any other festival were considered. Those in the Bay Area community were eligible for an additional category of awards to support and celebrate independent and local works. The filmmakers chosen for the 60th festival screenings will be notified in March 2017.
Those who are SFFS members enjoy perks including discounts and access to private events.