San Francisco Independent Film Festival (SF Indie) runs February 5-19, 2015. This annual festival showcases the best in independent, alternative, and subversive cinema from around the globe.

“One of the city’s biggest film festivals” – SF Station

 “Sundance may have sold out, but SF IndieFest keeps it real” – Annie Lo, Flavorpill

“While the Bay Area is flush with festivals, this one remains an under-the-radar standout.” – Randy Myers, San Jose Mercury News

“I’m certainly happy that IndieFest exists, because it is a celebration of films that don’t necessarily get distributed widely,” HITS director David Cross says, “I’m happy to be a part of it with my film, which is very much in the category of a low-budget, little indie movie. I’m glad there’s a place for it.” – SF Chronicle

Past guests have included Gregg Araki, Abel Ferrara, Larry Kent, Robert Romanus, Chris Gore, Don Argott, Don Coscarelli, Bruce Campbell, Penelope Spheeris, Jon Cryer, Jennifer Beals, Ryuhei Matsuda, James Duvall, Toyoda Toshiaki, Uwe Boll, Bill Plympton, Christopher Coppola, Glenn Shadix and many more. Check out the lineups of past festivals in our Archives and some of the PRESS from past festivals.



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Festival Venues

518 Gallery 518 Valencia at 16th

Brava Theater 2781 24th at York

Grand Theater 2665 Mission St at 22nd

Humanist Hall 390 27th Street at Telegraph, Oakland

Roxie Theater 3117 16th at Valencia

Women’s Building 3543 18th and Valencia

Regular tickets $12. Opening Night Film film tickets (includes after party) $20. Centerpiece Film screening at Brava is $15. Opening Night Party (only) featuring Conspiracy of Beards and The Jerk Church Tabernacle Choir $10. Super Bowl: Men in Tights, Roller Disco Party and The Big Lebowski Party are each $10. Power Ballad Sing Along, featuring a live skit by The Mess, $15.

The IndiePass, good for all screenings and parties at the Film Festival, is $170. The same all-access pass is only $25 for those under 21. The EastBayPass is $60. Passholders jump to the front of the line at all screenings!

5Film vouchers are $55, 10Film vouchers are $100. These discount vouchers are only available and only redeemable at Vouchers are redeemable for all events except Opening Night.

Advance tickets are available now at and 415-552-5580. Same-day tickets are only available at the venue. The box office opens 30 minutes before the first show of the day. For all screenings please arrive at least 15 minutes before show time to assure seating.

Founder/Director Jeff Ross; Programming Mike Keegan, Kier-la Janisse, Jeff M. Giordano, Chris Metzler, Jay Wertzler, Jeff Ross; Volunteer Coordinator/Roxie House Manager Catie Roads; Oakland House Manager Emily Hoover; Development Nadja Marks; Production Assistance Nina Ramos, George Kaskanlian, Sara Sherman, Patricia Moran; Box Office Box Cubed; Social Media Marketing Ryan Crowder; Publicity Larsen & Associates; Graphic Design studio1500

IndieFest T Shirts are here!

Posted by sfindie November 17, 2015 33 views

Get your very own San Francisco IndieFest T Shirt! Our first ever shirt design! ON THE FRONT: YOUR CHOICE FOR THE BACK: Pick which of these GIANTS of indie film making to affiliate with: Tarantino 92 Coppola 62 Kuchar 56 Cassavetes 59 DuVernay 08 Herzog 68 Lynch 77 Van Sant 86 Linklater 88 Jarmusch 80 […]

2015 IndieFest Audience Awards and Jury Prizes Announced

Posted by sfindie February 24, 2015 2002 views

SF IndieFest’s Wraps its 17 Edition of the Festival Award Winners Include THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE, THE CULT OF JT LEROY, EAST SIDE SUSHI, and FREE The 17th edition of SF IndieFest came to a close last Thursday at the Roxie theater, after another fantastic run showcasing some of the world’s best independent cinema at […]

Added shows: Hits and The Other Barrio

Posted by sfindie February 3, 2015 1118 views

Due to popular demand, another screening of HITS has been added on Thursday Feb 12, 930p at the Roxie Theater. AND another screening of THE OTHER BARRIO has been added at 2p on Sunday Feb 8 at Brava Theater. Tickets for those shows are available now. Click Box Office in the top right corner of […]

Press Coverage of 2015 SF IndieFest (so far)

Posted by sfindie January 28, 2015 1414 views

San Jose Mercury News SF Examiner SF Chronicle – San Francisco Chronicle  Interview with Jeff  – San Francisco Chronicle Five Don’t Miss Events  – San Francisco Chronicle Interview with David Cross  – San Francisco Chronicle Interview with OTHER BARRIO  – Berkeley Daily Planet SF […]


Posted by sfindie January 26, 2015 994 views

WILD CANARIES Lawrence Michael Levine US, 2014, 98 min ROXIE: Sat Feb 7, 715p & Thu Feb 12 715p TICKETS HERE Wild Canaries centers on bumbling twenty-something Brooklynite, Barri, as she becomes convinced that foul play was involved in the death of her elderly neighbor. Meanwhile, her thirty-something, jaded and grumpy husband-to-be, Noah, does everything […]

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