Festival 2021 May 5 - 9, 2021 at the Castro Theatre

Our 25th festival presents 5 days of silent cinema with LIVE music at the Castro Theatre!

Our 25th Festival

In a fit of optimism, we rescheduled our 25th anniversary festival to November, 2020, but at this point that time frame is still problematic. So we are moving forward with celebrating our 25th anniversary in our regular festival slot—May 5–9, 2021. With a year to plan, and hopefully on the other side of this health crisis, we promise a brilliant celebration!

Support Our Mission!

Though we’ve had to cancel our live performances in 2020, our work continues—and your support makes even more of a difference. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today!

Get Your Early Bird Pass

Celebrate our 25th anniversary with five glorious days of silent cinema and extraordinary live music! Buying a pass saves you over $140 dollars, and guarantees you entrance to all 24 programs at SFSFF2021!
Note: Passes purchased for SFSFF 2020 will be honored at SFSFF 2021

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What’s your favorite silent film of all time? Let us know and be in with a chance of winning a prize!

Music at SFSFF

Music is an essential element of every SFSFF presentation. We have featured hundreds of musicians from all around the world at our live cinema events.

A feast for lovers of classic film and live music that is as elaborate, ambitious, and masterfully mounted as any I've seen.
Leonard Maltin
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