For upcoming filmmakers and actors as well as established directors and producers, film festivals provide a unique opportunity to share their work and celebrate their art. Film fanatics won’t want to miss these four festivals coming to San Francisco this winter.
Hosted by the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, A Day of Silents commemorates silent films with a full day of live cinema. On Saturday, December 7th, gather at the Castro Theatre, one of San Francisco’s most notable historic landmarks, to watch five silent films with live musical accompaniment. For more silent cinema, keep your eyes peeled for tickets to the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, which will take place between April 29th and May 3rd, 2020.
2. Noir City
Dating back to The Maltese Falcon, an adaptation of a Dashiell Hammett novel of the same name starring Humphrey Bogart, noir film runs in San Francisco’s blood. The 18th Annual Noir City Film Festival commemorates the film style that is so intrinsically connected to our Bay Area city. This 10-day event runs from January 24th to February 2nd, 2020, and festival passes grant guests access to all 18 feature films. Tickets go on sale on November 1st, but if you can’t wait until January for your dose of noir film, consider their Noir City Christmas event on December 18th.
Sponsored by Movie Making Throughout the Bay!, the BASH Film Festival showcases both new and experienced filmmakers whose works were made in the Bay Area. Join other short film fans at the Albany Theatre to watch screenings from every genre. For nearly a decade, MMTB has worked to support writers, actors, and filmmakers throughout the area by promoting engagement with films created right here at home. Tickets for both part one and part two of this event are available for purchase now.
On December 14th, the AMC Metreon 16 will fill with cinema enthusiasts from across the globe. The Silicon Valley International Film Festival is a 12-hour event from 11 a.m to 11 p.m. that hopes to create ties between tech entrepreneurs and independent filmmakers to foster a successful future for film. The SVIFF is devoted to resilient, creative, brilliant new filmmakers and aims to support the continued creation of thoughtful and moving pieces.