Festival 2021

May 5 - 9, 2021 at the Castro Theatre

About

Our 25th anniversary festival takes place May 5 – 9, 2021, 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 early 2021. See you at the movies!

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

Festival News

We are delighted to announce our latest restoration — Erich von Stroheim’s brilliant Foolish Wives, which will have it’s world premiere on opening night! The restoration is a collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art and the festival is thrilled to present the 2021 SFSFF Award for commitment to the preservation and exhibition of silent cinema to MoMA.

Meet the Musicians

Festival 2021 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.

Photo by Pamela Gentile

Photo by Pamela Gentile

Photo by Tommy Lau

Photo by Pamela Gentile

Photo by Pamela Gentile

Photo by Pamela Gentile