San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival Unveils 2014 LINEUP of Fiercely Independent Films to Commemorate Women’s History Month

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Now in its 9th year, the San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival (SFIWFF) will showcase a plethora of exciting and diverse films directed, written and produced by women.

The San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival (SFIWFF) will extend short programs to experimental, documentary, narrative, animation and new media. SFIWFF 2014 will showcase shorts over 2 days, celebrate innovative women in film and new media. Be it quirky or provocative, there’s one for every mood and everybody in the program!

Scarlett Shepard, Executive Director for the San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival, said, “The Short Film program for the 2014 Film Festival showcases a diverse array of women filmmakers from around the globe and celebrates their voices through the power of independent filmmaking. I’m excited to turn San Francisco Bay Area on to this stellar lineup.”

FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 6:00 PM: SFIWFF 2014 opens on March 7th with a compelling lineup of short films crafted by local San Francisco Bay Area female filmmakers. The film screening is in collaboration with First Friday Shorts, a free monthly screening of short films from local media arts community organizations held at The New Parkway Theater on First Fridays to highlight the diversity of perspectives and voices in the Bay Area. Admission: FREE (Location: The New Parkway, 474 24th St, Oakland, CA 94612)

SATURDAY, MARCH 29th, 1:00 PM: SFIWFF 2014 will host an awards reception celebrating the achievements of SF Bay Area Women in Film, Television and the Media. Honorees include: Jan Wahl (San Francisco's favorite movie reviewer and film historian), Tiffany Shlain (Honored by Newsweek as one of the “Women Shaping the 21st Century), Sally Jo Fifer (Independent Television Service President and CEO) and more guests to be announced! Admission: $20 (price includes admission to the reception and Global Panorama Shorts Program) (Location: Brava Theater Center - 2781 - 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110)

SATURDAY, MARCH 29th, 2:00 PM: Following the reception SFIWFF Global Panorama Shorts Program will screen. Go around the world in one sitting with a selection of this year’s best indie shorts by women from Malaysia, Australia, France, United Kingdom, and the US. Admission: $12 (Location: Brava Theater Center - 2781 - 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110)

For press inquiries, information on tickets, directions, related events and more, visit the festival website: or call (415) 754-3456.

The San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival (SFIWFF) has a long tradition of providing the community with some of the best films directed and co-directed by women from all over the world. Since 2004, the SFIWFF has presented an elective program of narrative, documentary and international features and short films. SFIWFF film screenings serve as a catalyst for creating and facilitating dialogue through the power of independent filmmaking, and represent a range of perspectives, both locally and globally. SFIWFF is a vital and much-needed community forum that is widely reviewed and attended. The festival celebrates the exceptional contributions of women in the world of cinema, and represents a convergence of excellence in filmmaking from around the globe.

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