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San Francisco Independent Film Festival (SF Indie) will be February 11-25, 2016. 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
“The San Francisco Independent Film Festival, the Bay Area’s version of Slamdance, provides a showcase for edgy cinematic work — and a great excuse to do some serious partying.” – David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle
“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
“SF IndieFest’s main agenda from February 11 to 25 will be promoting intriguing films which can’t be easily categorized. Such Mission District venues as the venerable Roxie Theater and the new Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will act as magnets for adventurous cinephiles.” – Peter Wong, Beyond Chron
Past guests have included Gregg Araki, Abel Ferrara, Larry Kent, Robert Romanus, Chris Gore, Don Argott, Don Coscarelli, Bruce Campbell, Penelope Spheeris, Jon Cryer, David Cross, 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.
MANY THANKS TO OUR 2016 SPONSORS/PARTNERS:
518 Gallery 518 Valencia at 16th
Alamo Drafthouse 2550 Mission St at 21st
Brava Theater 2781 24th at York
Roxie Theater 3117 16th at Valencia
Vortex Room 3189 Mission at Valencia
Regular tickets $12/advance, $13/door.
Opening Night Film tickets (includes hosted after party) $22/advance, $25/door.
Super Bowl: Men in Tights $10/advance, $12/door
12th Annual Big Lebowski Party with live on stage shadow cast by BAWDY CASTE $15/advance, $20/door
Power Ballad Sing Along, featuring a live stage show
by LIVE EVIL, $15
Movie Roast of SPACE JAM is $12/advance, $13/door
Bad Art Gallery, Alamo Opening Night Reception and Vortex Room Wrap Party are free and open to everyone. All parties are all ages.
The IndiePass, good for all screenings and parties at the Film Festival, is $200. 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 sfindie.com. Vouchers are redeemable for all events except Opening Night, Big Lebowski and the Power Ballad show.
Advance tickets are available now at sfindie.com 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: Jennifer Junkyard Morris, Bears Fonte, Jeff M. Giordano, Chris Metzler, Jay Wertzler, Jeff Ross; Volunteer Coordinator/Roxie House Manager: Catie Roads; Hospitality Coordinator: Holly Roach; Brava/Alamo House Manager: Colin Johnson; Development: Nadja Mark; Production Assistance: Nina Ramos, George Kaskanlian, Sara Sherman, Patricia Moran, Robert Meyer; Social Media Marketing Manager Ryan Crowder: Box Office: Box Cubed; Publicity: Larsen & Associates; Graphic Design: Fabian Falconett and Melissa Martin
Download the IndieFest program guide as an app:
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AUDIENCE AWARDS Best Narrative Feature: KEEP IN TOUCH Best Documentary Feature: SYL JOHNSON: ANY WAY THE WIND BLOWS Best Narrative Short: SILVER DOGS Best Documentary Short: THE HOUSE IS INNOCENT Most Fantastic and Far Out: THE INCIDENT WOODCOCK JURY PRIZES: $1000 Best Narrative: SONGS SHE WROTE ABOUT PEOPLE SHE KNOWS $1000 Best Documentary: FRAME BY FRAME […]
Variety THE SIMILAR review Dennis Harvey http://variety.com/2016/film/reviews/the-similars-review-1201712421/ — Variety FRANK AND CINDY review Dennis Harvey https://variety.com/2016/film/reviews/frank-and-cindy-review-1201712064/ — Daily CAL 3 Must See Films Daily Cal Arts Staff http://www.dailycal.org/2016/02/22/3-films-watch-sf-indiefest/ — From the front row, Jason Watches Movies http://jasonwatchesmovies.blogspot.com/search/label/indiefest — San Francisco Chronicle Overview feature – in print Sunday, February 7th David Lewis http://www.sfgate.com/movies/article/SF-IndieFest-s-double-bill-of-movies-and-fun-6804811.php — San Francisco […]
This year’s Big Lebowski Party gets reboot as we move into the Brava Theater for a Live! On Stage! Shadow Cast while the film plays on screen! Preformed by the guys and gals of Bawdy Caste (who do Rocky Horror every month at the Clay Theater) this show is going to be awesome! Enjoy mini bowling, a […]
MUSIC IN FILM SPOTLIGHT AT SF INDIEFEST If you don’t already know, we at SF IndieFest LOVE music. And the fun folks over at Noise Pop LOVE film. As irreverent twins in the Bay Area arts and culture scene, this year we have decided to meet at the intersection of our goings on and present […]
2016 FESTIVAL CATALOG HERE Wow, IndieFest is 18 this year. Back when I started the festival, I never thought we’d make it this far. And now it’s all grown up! (Me, maybe not so much.) In keeping with this dubious maturity, we have some adult programs, sure, but lots and lots of the fun stuff […]