Help Us Assemble the Festival's History

Whether you are a diehard Festival attendee, a devoted volunteer with a trove of great Festival stories or a former SFIFF staffer, we want to hear your reminiscences and recollections from Festivals past. We invite you to write up a memorable anecdote from your Festival experiences in the form below (* all fields required). If you have any questions about this project, email Miguel Pendas.

We need the help of volunteers and interns in the Festival's archives to help with logging data, organizing files and preparing materials. If you'd like to help, contact Miguel Pendas.

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FACTOID #202

At the 1978 SFIFF, Paul Mazursky received a tribute at the Palace of Fine Arts. Apparently, the facility’s janitorial staff had not been notified, and the padlocked doors of the Palace had to be cut so the filmmaker and his audience could be let in.