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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.

CHECK OUT THE 2017 FESTIVAL 

“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.

CHECK OUT THE 2017 FESTIVAL 

MANY THANKS TO OUR 2017 SPONSORS/PARTNERS!

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2017 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

Tickets

Regular tickets $12/advance, $14/door.

Opening Night Film tickets (includes hosted after party) $20/advance, $25/door.

Parties

7th Annual Super Bowl: Men in Tights $12/advance, $15/door

14th Annual Big Lebowski Party with live onstage shadow cast by BAWDY CASTE $15/advance, $20/door

Princess Bride Bingo, includes bingo card, chance to win prizes and an open bar $15/advance, $20/door

8th Annual Anti-Valentine’s Day Power Ballad Sing Along, $15

Mad Max: Silent Fury featuring live soundrack performed by The Firmament, $15

The Lise Swenson Reception and Mission BAG (Bad Art Gallery) are free and open to everyone. All parties are all ages.

Passes/Vouchers

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 $105. These discount vouchers are only available and only redeemable at sfindie.com. Vouchers are redeemable for all events except Opening Night, The Big Lebowski, and Princess Bride Bingo.

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.

 

STAFF

Founder/Director: Jeff Ross; Programming: Bears Fonte, Jon Gann, Chris Metzler, Joshua Moore, Jennifer Junkyard Morris, Jeff Ross; Volunteer Coordinator/Roxie House Manager: Catie Roads; Hospitality Coordinator: Laureen “Lulu” Briggs; Brava/Alamo House Manager: Colin Johnson; Development: Nadja Mark; Production Assistance: Nina Ramos, George Kaskanlian, Robert Meyer; Publicity: Larsen & Associates; Graphic Design: Fabian Falconett and Melissa Martin

 

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