Festival 2020 RescheduledNew Dates: November 11 - 15 at the Castro Theatre

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

New Festival Dates

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 hope you can join us in November!

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 SFSFF2020!

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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.

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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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