17th SF DocFest Announced

Posted by sfindie May 8, 2018 2590 views



The 17th San Francisco Documentary Festival is the biggest and oldest festival devoted to non-fiction film in the Bay Area. DocFest started in 2001 with 12 films screening in a converted church at Post and Mason St. This year, for two weeks you will get a chance to check out 90 of the best new non-fiction films from around the world (and around The Bay)!

We open the fest with BREWMASTER, a deep dive into the world of craft brewing through the eyes of both pros and amateur enthusiasts.

Our centerpiece film is by local doc vets Quinn Costello, Chris Metzler & Jeff Springer. Past IndieFest hits, PLAGUES & PLEASURES ON THE SALTON SEA and EVERYDAY SUNSHINE: THE STORY OF FISHBONE, are just a couple of their great documentaries. This time around they point their cameras at the wild and wonderful world of nutria in RODENTS OF UNUSUAL SIZE.

We close the fest with AGAVE: THE SPIRIT OF A NATION, a look at the world of tequila making and the Mexican people. This is an IndieFest event so yes, there will be samplings at the screening.

Between discoveries of fun, enlightening and the occasionally bizarre world around us revealed through some amazing docs, we’ve scheduled some fun parties: AHOY! The Yacht Rock Sing A Long Party, our regular Bad Art Show, a mini beer fest, a New Orleans style second line brass band parade, a night of roller disco and more!

We are thankful to all our fans, supporters, filmmakers, volunteers and partners that help make this film festival stay festive!

Jeff Ross


SF IndieFest/SF DocFest