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San Francisco Film Society

The San Francisco Film Society champions leading films and filmmakers through programs that channel the city's spirit of imagination, curiosity, and social action.

Channeling a City's Vivacious Spirit

San Francisco Film Society

The San Francisco Film Society is a nonprofit organization that was founded primarily to produce the San Francisco International Film Festival – now the longest-running event of its kind in the Americas. The organization's new-facing brand, SFFILM, is a quartet of sub-brands representing the full range of its year-round program offerings, including supporting the careers of independent filmmakers from the Bay Area with grants, residencies and other developmental opportunities. The organization has always been inspired by San Francisco's long history as a center for conversation, creativity, and change.

In 2008, the organization absorbed the Film Arts Foundation, a non-profit founded by independent filmmakers in San Francisco in 1976. Similar to SFFILM, Film Arts Foundation was committed to supporting artists across Northern California's Bay Area and hosted a film festival, professional training, fiscal sponsorship programs, and more.

In 2005, Film Arts Foundation's fiscal sponsorship program provided support for New Dawn Recipes, a documentary about a cookbook written by a Holocaust victim during her internment at the Terezín concentration camp near Prague. The documentary brings to life the story behind the cookbook written for the author's daughter and explores the experiences of those imprisoned in the Terezín camp.

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Documentary - New Dawn Recipes