Banner_620x350_2San 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.



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Festival Venues

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 Vouchers are redeemable for all events except Opening Night, Big Lebowski and the Power Ballad show.

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: 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

Apple itunes Store


2016 SF Independent Film Festival Award Winners

Posted by sfindie February 29, 2016 156 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 228 views

Variety THE SIMILAR review Dennis Harvey — Variety FRANK AND CINDY review Dennis Harvey — Daily CAL 3 Must See Films Daily Cal Arts Staff — From the front row, Jason Watches Movies — San Francisco Chronicle Overview feature – in print Sunday, February 7th David Lewis — San Francisco […]

13th Annual Big Lebowski Party

Posted by sfindie January 26, 2016 277 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 216 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 […]

18th SF Independent Film Festival Announced!

Posted by sfindie January 13, 2016 246 views

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 […]

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