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

SAVE THE DATE: 13th Annual SF DocFest: June 5-19, 2014


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



Founder/Director Jeff Ross; Director of Programming Jennifer Morris; Associate Programmer Chris Metzler; House Manager/Volunteer Coordinator Catie Roads; House Managers Holly Roach; Production Assistance Nina Ramos, George Kaskanlian; Development Nadja Marks; Website Design Adam Harvie, Kier-la Janisse; Box Office Box Cubed; Publicity Larsen & Associates; Graphic Design studio1500

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.




13th SF Documentary Festival First Press Release

Posted by sfindie April 1, 2014 422 views

13th Edition Celebrating the 13th SF Documentary Film Festival June 5-19, 2014 San Francisco and Oakland, CA   Save the Date! The San Francisco Documentary Film Festival (SF DocFest) is gearing up for its 13th edition with two new programmers to curate the festival from June 5-19 at the Roxie Theatre. Opening night kicks off [...]

DocFest 2013 Wraps!

Posted by sfindie June 27, 2013 1113 views

SF IndieFest Concludes It’s Most Successful DocFest to Date San Francisco, CA (June 26, 2013) – On June 23rd the 12th Annual SF Documentary Film Festival wrapped after 19 days, and 107 screenings. Taking place on 5 screens in 4 cities – San Francisco, Oakland, Palo Alto and Santa Cruz – the 12th edition was [...]

SF DocFest Press Coverage (so far)

Posted by sfindie June 6, 2013 1739 views

Huffington Post Roller Disco in San Francisco Magazine’s BEST OF THE BAY: Documentary Magazine San Francisco Chronicle 7×7 Magazine Online http://www.7× Flavor Pill Huffington Post San Francisco Chronicle TERMS AND CONDITIONS Interview Bay Flicks Beyond Chron SFist Bay Area Reporter Yahoo News CBS TV [...]

80s New Wave Sing A Long – Ladies of the 80s Edition!

Posted by sfindie May 28, 2013 2538 views

Do you Love Rock N Roll? Do you wanna Walk Like An Egyptian, Time After Time? Even though we know Love Is A Battlefield, the fact is, Girls Just Want To Have Fun. So let’s get Physical, find out where We Belong and Walk On Sunshine! That’s right, it’s time for the SF IndieFest New [...]

Aggressive Accoustic

Posted by sfindie May 28, 2013 1008 views

Radio Valencia Benefit Show Aggressive Acoustic SF IndieFest and Radio Valencia are beyond stoked to have HeWhoCannotBeNamed bring his fast, catchy brand of punk rock shenanigans to the stage of 518 Valencia for our Aggressive Acoustic Benefit.   HeWhoCannotBeNamed has been playing punk rock for over 25 years, most of that time with the legendary Dwarves. [...]

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