Golden Gate Award Narrative Short
Golden Gate Award Animated Short
SFIFF offers $36,000 USD in cash prizes for filmmakers of features and shorts, in categories that honor Youth Works, Bay Area filmmaking, animation, and more. It is also a qualifying festival for the Cinema Eye Honors for Non-Fiction Filmmaking and is one of only three festivals that bestows the FIPRESCI Prize from the International Federation of Film Critics. Feature filmmakers selected to screen their work at SFIFF will enjoy complimentary travel and lodging, festival passes, and invitations to participate in filmmaker salons and master classes.