Here is a festival we came across that is a wonderful opportunity for New York Film Academy documentary students. Established by Jeff Ross in 2001, the San Francisco DocFest is an annual two week-long event that brings all aspects of real life to the big screen and is entirely devoted to documentary cinema. Last year’s SF Indiefest events brought in over 21,000 film and event goers. The 2014 festival will run from June 15-19th.
“Docfest offers a zippy blend of politics, music, social issues and youth-oriented subcultures. The good news is that DocFest promotes documentaries as a vibrant, irreverent form of entertainment to a younger demographic, blasting the notion of educational films to smithereens. There’s no room for anything approximating — watch it, I’m about to blaspheme – the obsessively measured and utterly somnambulant musings of Ken Burns.” – Michael Fox, KQED
The SF DocFest is now accepting submissions — Regular Deadline is March 15th.