Host a filmmaker or guest

Hosting a filmmaker or special guest is a great way to support the Festival and get involved with our festival family!

We are dependent on generous donations to house our many guests for the festival each year. Your support helps us to bring as many filmmakers and special guests as possible from around the world to San Francisco to present their work and meet with festival audiences.

We are currently seeking hosts that are able to house one or more of our visiting guests for a few nights between Sept 10-20. Each year we house around 30 out-of-town filmmakers and special guests, and this is only possible with your help. In return for your generosity we would love to provide you with festival benefits, including tickets to the Opening Night Premiere at the Castro on September 10!

Most of the time guests will be at the festival screening films and attending SFGFF events, so there will be a minimal time commitment. You will not be required to provide transportation or food. We do our best to match guests appropriately with hosts based on preferences that each party provides.

If you have a spare room or space, and would like to host a filmmaker for the festival please click the link below and fill out the form.

Host a Filmmaker


Thank you!