19th SF Documentary Festival update

Posted by sfindie April 5, 2020 389 views

If this were a normal year, right now (April 16) we’d be finalizing our program and inviting films for inclusion in the film festival in advance of our scheduled early May press conference. As things stand now we can’t do that because we don’t know when our festival will take place, how many days it will be, how many screening slots we will have, or any of the basic things that in a normal year, we’d have known for months.

As of now, we have no intention of pivoting to online streaming of San Francisco DocFest. We believe that shared experiences have value and we want to put your film on a screen for an audience. The Roxie Theater has agreed to have DocFest as their first event once they have a green light from the state and the city to reopen. When they tell us they can open we will start to invite films and craft this year’s program.

We hope you and yours are safe and well and we will make an announcement as soon as we know when we can put on the 19th SF Documentary Festival.

Jeff Ross
SF DocFest