The film festival that provides a manageable amount of the truth.

SAVE THE DATE: 14th Annual San Francisco Documentary Festival: June 4-18, 2015 at Roxie, Brava and Vogue Theaters


SF DocFest is an annual festival devoted to documentary cinema. Since 2001, this two week-long event has brought the most weird and wonderful aspects of real life to the big screen.

“Docfest offers a zippy blend of politics, music, social issues and youth-oriented subcultures. The good news is that DocFest promotes documentaries as a vibrant, irreverent form of entertainment to a younger demographic, blasting the notion of educational films to smithereens. There’s no room for anything approximating — watch it, I’m about to blaspheme – the obsessively measured and utterly somnambulant musings of Ken Burns.”  – Michael Fox, KQED




If you look forward to SF DocFest every year, please consider donating to support the festival: SF IndieFest is a 501c3 non profit arts organization.




DocFest 2014 Wrap Release

Posted by sfindie July 7, 2014 2423 views

13TH ANNUAL SF DOCFEST  Unscripted. Uncensored. Unrehearsed.  All real. That’s A Wrap – The 13th Annual San Francisco  Documentary Film Festival Concludes Audience Award Winners, Staff Prizes and Highlights   San Francisco, CA – The 13th San Francisco Documentary Film Festival (SF DocFest) wrapped last week after a successful two weeks of the best non-fiction […]

One DocFest panel down, more to come!

Posted by sfindie June 9, 2014 1074 views

One DocFest panel down, more to come   Thanks again to our great panelists for yesterday’s fun debate about documentary filmmaking at the “FACT or FICTION or ?” panel.    Get ready for some more fun with other SF DocFest Talks & Panels made possible through the generous support of KQED’s Truly CA and Film School Shorts.    […]

DocFest 2014 Press Coverage (so far)

Posted by sfindie June 4, 2014 1469 views

KQED “Any doubts that nonfiction filmmaking is riding a wave of audience enthusiasm as well as booming output should be erased by SF Docfest staking out a summer slot. Founder Jeff Ross is a savvy festival veteran, while the addition of programmers Jennifer Morris (formerly of Frameline) and Chris Metzler (co-director of Everyday Sunshine: The Story of […]


Posted by sfindie May 21, 2014 1094 views

Kate Bornstein Is a Queer and Pleasant Danger Directed by Sam Feder 2013 USA / Canada 70 min Roxie Screening Sat June 14, 1230p With books like Gender Outlaw, My Gender Workbook and Hello Cruel World (101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks & Other Outlaws), Kate Bornstein occupies a place of honor as a beloved trans […]

Parties and Panels at SF DocFest

Posted by sfindie May 13, 2014 1273 views

This year’s festival features almost 70 great new documentaries from around the world and around the Bay.  And in addition to the great selection of non fiction films to check out, we are also presenting a series of panel discussions and, to keep the festival Festive, some great parties too!   DocTalks & Panels at […]

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