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Your Guide to San Francisco International Film Festival 2024

Your Guide to San Francisco International Film Festival 2024

Enjoy some of the best films from around the world and keep your finger on the pulse at the San Francisco International Film Festival. Team


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April 01, 2024

In the heart of the Golden City, the San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILM Festival) is set to unfurl its cinematic canvas for its 67th iteration from April 24 to April 28, 2024. Known for its eclectic mix of storytelling, innovation, and artistry, the festival promises an array of films, from groundbreaking documentaries to compelling feature films and shorts, set against the backdrop of San Francisco's vibrant cultural landscape.

The closing highlight of the festival is Josh Margolin's "Thelma," a feature film that boasts a star-studded cast including June Squibb, Parker Posey, Malcolm McDowell, and the late Richard Roundtree, in what is billed as his final screen appearance. This film, screening on April 28, promises to be a fitting finale to the festival, offering a mix of nostalgia, stellar performances, and a compelling narrative.

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The festival's programming is as diverse as it is dynamic, with notable films such as "The Idea of You," "Sing Sing," "Janet Planet," and "Porcelain War" set to captivate audiences. A highlight for industry insiders is the private screening of the opening night film "Dìdi (弟弟)" in the immersive  Dolby Cinema @ 1275 Market.

In addition to the screenings, the festival is also a platform for special events and awards that recognize the contributions of significant figures in cinema. This year, the festival honors Chiwetel Ejiofor, the director and actor behind "Rob Peace," and Joan Chen, the executive producer of "Didi" and director of "Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl," which will be screened in 35 mm. Both Ejiofor and Chen will receive tributes, celebrating their achievements and contributions to the film industry.

Film history runs through California and that makes the state's film festivals some of the best in the world.

For SFFILM members, an exclusive screening of "Mother, Couch" is on the agenda, following its debut at TIFF 2023. This members-only event is a testament to the festival's commitment to its community, offering unique experiences and insights into the world of cinema.

Tickets are available here for the San Francisco International Film Festival.

The San Francisco International Film Festival 2024 is not just a celebration of film; it's a homage to storytelling, creativity, and the indefatigable spirit of cinema. Whether you're a cinephile, a filmmaker, or someone who loves the art of storytelling, the festival offers something for everyone. With its diverse programming, star-studded appearances, and special events, the SFFILM Festival is a beacon for the cinematic arts in the heart of California, promising unforgettable experiences and the chance to immerse oneself in the world of film. So mark your calendars for April 24–28, 2024, and prepare to be part of a storied tradition that continues to captivate and inspire.

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