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Upcoming Events

Dates to save: January 11, 2025, Alfred Hitchcock’s The Manxman with an exquisite orchestral score composed by Stephen Horne and orchestrated and conducted by Ben Palmer at the Paramount Theatre! February 2, 2025, A Day of Silents at SF Jazz! The 28th San Francisco Silent Film Festival—our largest annual live-cinema event—takes place May 15–18, 2025. Details are being ironed out. Watch this space!

A Letter…

A letter from San Francisco Silent Film Festival’s Executive Director Stacey Wisnia


Festival 2024

The 27th San Francisco Silent Film Festival took place at the historic Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco’s Marina District April 10–14. Twenty-two live cinema programs—beautiful silent-era films with superb live musical accompaniment—at one of San Francisco’s most beloved landmarks!

What emulsion fiends we are at this delirious festival!
Guy Maddin
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