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The 19th San Francisco Independent Film Festival
 will be Feb 2-16, 2017. 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.

VIEW THE 2016 FESTIVAL 

MANY THANKS TO OUR 2016 SPONSORS/PARTNERS:

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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:

Google Play Store Link

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eric.sfindiefest

Apple itunes Store

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sfindiefest/id937353416?mt=8

 

Rocky Horror Saved My Life (+party!)

Posted by sfindie May 27, 2016 359 views

ROCKY HORROR SAVED MY LIFE Sean Stutler 2016, USA, 110 min, World Premiere Great Star Theater, Fri June 3, 8p The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the longest-running theatrical release in film history. Since its debut in 1975, it has become the very definition of “cult movie.” However, if you’ve ever been to a live […]

2016 SF Independent Film Festival Award Winners

Posted by sfindie February 29, 2016 447 views

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 […]

IndieFest 2016 Press Coverage (so far)

Posted by sfindie February 9, 2016 524 views

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 […]

13th Annual Big Lebowski Party

Posted by sfindie January 26, 2016 608 views

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 […]

SF IndieFest + Noise Pop & Fantastic and Far Out Flicks Sidebar!

Posted by sfindie January 26, 2016 482 views

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 […]

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