The San Francisco Independent Film Festival (SF Indie) celebrates its “Sweet 16″ from February 6-20, 2014. 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
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.
FULL 2014 LINEUP AND TICKET INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE AFTER JANUARY 8th, 2014.
PROM NIGHT: Redux Did you love your prom? You get to relive it all over again! Did you hate your prom? You get a Total Do Over! SF IndieFest celebrates its Sweet 16 this year! Please join us Jan 10, 8p at the Women’s Building (3543 18th at Valencia) for our Benefit/Launch Party [...]
SWEET 16! Celebrating the 16th SF Independent Film Festival February 6-20, 2014 Brava Theatre, Roxie Theatre, New Parkway Theatre It is SF IndieFest’s SWEET 16 this year! The San Francisco Independent Film Festival (SF IndieFest) has become the Bay Area’s premier showcase for some of the finest independent films and digital programs. Celebrating its 16th year, SF [...]
Canadian animator, illustrator and experimental filmmaker Leslie Supnet (whose ANIMATED HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT we played at IndieFest in 2009) has given the SF Indie website a makeover, with a new background and headers created from images first seen in her seminal short film SUN MOON STARS RAIN (also 2009). Check out SUN MOON STARS [...]
Audience Awards Narrative Feature: The Story of Luke Documentary Feature: Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp Short: Josephine and the Roach Animation: The Missing Key Jury Prizes Narrative Feature: The Legend of Kaspar Hauser Documentary: The Revisionairies Short: My Name is Your First Love
This year we are proud to host nearly 30 special guests who will be on hand to introduce their films and to participate in post-screening Q+As. Among them are Antonio Campos, who will present his new film SIMON KILLER (known from the chilling AFTERSCHOOL and as the producer of MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE), Joe Swanberg [...]
IndieFest Slide Show in Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/06/sf-indiefest_n_2632783.html The Beginning, Simon Killer, Inside Lara Roxx, The Story of Luke, Ghosts with Shit Jobs, Antiviral http://ebar.com/arts/art_article.php?sec=film&article=1082 Ghastly Love of Johnny X on CBS Morning News (nationwide!) http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50141635n LIFE AND TIMES OF PAUL THE PSYCHIC OCTOPUS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/george-heymont/the-inside-scoop_b_2774796.html WayTooIndie Top 10 Films of Festival http://waytooindie.com/news/top-10-films-from-sf-indiefest/ [...]
We’ve added another film to the calendar called FACES IN THE MIRROR. A great new film by Boyd Tinsley, violin player for the Dave Matthew Band. Tickets are available at the Festival Calendar, and your ticket to that show will get you in to our Opening Night Party that night at Brava Theater. The party [...]
EXCLUSIVE: Drafthouse Films, the distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse, has snatched up I Declare War, a kid-centered actioner about an epic game of capture-the-flag that comes alive through its young characters’ vivid imaginations. The pic, directed by Jason Lapeyre and Robert Wilson and produced by Lewin Webb, Robert Wilson and Patrick Cameron for Samaritan [...]
A sociopathic odyssey, SIMON KILLER is less explicit horror and more the true nature of psychological thriller. Simon is unknowable; his intentions, actions, words and the truth behind them, unknown. This, in effect, is terrifying. When Antonio Campos’ deliberate camera isn’t focused on Simon’s enigmatic behavior, it finds brief interludes in a cool blue wide [...]
In anticipation of SF Indie’s screenings of Davide Manuli’s trippy take on the Kaspar Hauser tale, starring Vincent Gallo and featuring an amazing, immersive score by Vitalic, why not revisit Vitalic‘s much-buzzed about video “Birds” from 2009, directed by Parisian collective Pleix. Read about the film and get tickets HERE.