Festival 2020 Rescheduled

New Dates: November 11 - 15 at the Castro Theatre

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After much deliberation, we’ve rescheduled our 25th anniversary festival. Our new dates are November 11–15, 2020, at the glorious movie palace Castro Theatre.

We have an exceptional program planned that we look forward to sharing with you. We’ve already announced our restorations of Erich von Stroheim’s Foolish Wives, the delightful Baby Peggy short The Kid Reporter, and the beautiful color-stencil San Francisco, the Golden Gate City. Complete details will be announced in the Fall.

We hope you can make it to our rescheduled festival.

Get Your Early Bird Pass

Celebrate our 25th anniversary with five glorious days of silent cinema and extraordinary live music! Our early bird pass is available now. Buying a pass saves you over $140 dollars, and guarantees you entrance to all 24 programs at SFSFF2020!

Festival News

We are delighted to announce our latest restoration project— Erich von Stroheim’s brilliant Foolish Wives, which will have it’s world premiere on opening night! The restoration was completed in collaboration with New York’s The Museum of Modern Art and the festival is thrilled to present the 2020 SFSFF Award for commitment to the preservation and exhibition of silent cinema to MoMA.

Meet the Musicians

Festival 2020 will feature over 40 musicians from all over the world! Learn more about the incredible artists putting the LIVE in live cinema at our 25th festival.

Image credit: Tommy Lau

Image credit: Pamela Gentile

Image credit: Pamela Gentile

Image credit: Tommy Lau

Image credit: Pamela Gentile

Image credit: Pamela Gentile

Image credit: Pamela Gentile