San Francisco’s Film Festivals
San Francisco is a cultural hub, and home to film festivals from around the world. From the oldest film festival in America, to new festivals cropping up each year, the city hosts a festival for every taste.
San Francisco International Film Festival (SIFF)
SIFF has been in existence since 1957. To date, it has shown more than 6,000 films to approximately two million film lovers from more than 100 countries. Usually held at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, the festival features award nights and cocktail receptions. This year’s festival titled “Nothing But a Dream: Experimental Shorts,” was held on April 29, and recognized actors Guillermo del Toro and Richard Gere. One of the most well-known and respected festivals in the country, tickets sell out quickly, so those hoping to attend in 2016 should keep an eye out for sale dates.
Best of PlayGround
PlayGround mentors new playwrights as they create performances, and this year, it will be showing some of their final works both on stage and on screen from May 9th to May 24. The festival and surrounding activities will be held at Thick House – 1695 18th Street. Prices start from as low as $25 for a day pass or $60 for an all-festival pass. ‘Reading Babar in 1970’, written by Rachel Bublitz and directed by Revecca Ennals, and ‘Cratchit’ written by Davern Wright and directed by Jim Kleinmann, are expected to make a splash this year.
San Francisco Silent Film Festival
The San Francisco Silent Film Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this year at the Castro Theater, San Francisco’s landmark movie palace. The festival takes place from May 28 to June 1, featuring silent-era films and live music. Passes for the festival are $230 for members and $260 for non-members. The festival is a nonprofit organization with a mission to educate the public about silent film as an art form and a culturally valuable historical record.
San Francisco Documentary Festival
This year’s 14th Annual San Francisco Documentary Festival, a festival devoted to documentary cinema, will take place in June at the Roxie, Brava, and Vogue Theaters. The two-week long event brings “the most weird and wonderful aspects of life to the big screen,” and covers a range of subjects from politics to music to subcultures.
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