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Welcome to SF Urban Film Festival 2018

The SF Urban Film Fest is a week-long film festival that uses film to spark discussion and civic engagement around urban issues. We believe urban planning decisions impact everyone, from where and whether you have a place to sleep, the air you breathe, to identity creation and civic empowerment. By pairing issue-oriented film programs with panel discussions, we make urban planning entertaining, accessible, and inclusive.

Now entering our 5th year, we’ve had the pleasure of featuring full-length and short narrative and documentary films. We’ve hosted comedy shows, guerrilla film screenings, and special events that combine education, activism and networking. Festival highlights include a viewing and discussion of  “Blade Runner Director’s Cut” illumination of present day Los Angeles and hints of its future; a screening of all 6 episodes of HBO’s and David Simon’s “Show Me A Hero”, based on the true story of the young Mayor of Yonkers fight to desegregate housing;and, of course, the always popular spotlight of local filmmakers like Leah Nichols, Sophie Constantinou, Jeff Adachi, and Yvan Iturriaga. Our community includes everyday people—city lovers like you. Join us!

Highlights from the last 5 years