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San Francisco Film Society
San Francisco Film Society
The Colleges & Universities program was created to support and encourage students as they prepare to transition from the academic arena to the professional world. Offering an array of creative, educational, social, financial and professional opportunities, it is a valuable bridge that connects and engages students with the Film Society and the Bay Area filmmaking community. Current offerings are listed below.

To be added to our mailing list and receive updates on the latest information about C&U programs, email education@sffs.org

The SFFS Internship Program is a competitive educational opportunity offering on-the-job training and pre-professional skill building to emerging arts advocates, filmmakers and nonprofit professionals. SFFS interns gain valuable experience in a range of Film Society program areas, including marketing, publicity, programming, youth education, operations and more.

Internship Sessions:
  • Winter/Spring: mid-January to mid-May
  • Summer: late May to August
  • Fall: September to December
Internships are a minimum of 8 hours per week, and no more than 30 hours per week. SFFS internships are currently unpaid, but benefits include:
  • Structured supervision with regular feedback
  • Free SFFS Film Enthusiast Membership
  •  Free access to SFFS preview screenings and events
  •  Class credit (where applicable)
  •  Resume review
For more information, email education@sffs.org

From September to January, select Bay Area film students are invited to participate in the pre-screening process for the San Francisco International Film Festival’s annual Golden Gate Awards Competition. Pre-screeners will have the opportunity to review documentary and narrative short films submitted to the Festival and make critical recommendations to Festival programmers. Additional benefits include SFFS membership and complimentary tickets to Festival screenings.
For more information, contact Golden Gate Awards Manager Audrey Chang at achang@sffs.org or 415-561-5014.


During the annual San Francisco International Film Festival, Bay Area college students will have the opportunity to attend a of specially curated weekend series of five Festival films, with filmmaker guests and a guest lecturer in attendance. Course credit may be available, depending on your school’s participation.
For information on the next College Days program at SFIFF57, email education@sffs.org

The Film Society offers an abundance of resources and opportunities for film students as they prepare to launch their artistic careers. SFFS staff members are available to provide orientation lectures and presentations to Bay Area film classes and departments that explain each of these programs and offer information on various topics, including: filmmaking as a career, fundraising, strategic planning, fiscal sponsorship, grants, residencies and film festival strategies.
To schedule a Speakers Bureau visit to your school, email education@sffs.org

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