Some of the good things at the San Francisco International Film Festival is the information they provide online.
The festival website has a listing of confirmed guests at the festival, so viewers know who will be available for a question and answer session after the screening. That’s always helpful during scheduling considerations.
There is an online listing of films which have distribution. Again I find this helpful when considering scheduling options. If I have a choice of two films of equal interest during a film festival, I’ll go with the film doesn’t have distribution as I may not have the chance to see it again.
The festival website also has a link with all their .pdf files available for download. The site also has a mobile version, which is helpful when using a smartphone.
The main venue, the Sundance Kabuki has smaller theaters that provide an intimate setting that shine during post film Q & A sessions. The festival staff also provide microphones for the audience.
Lastly the festival has a cinevoucher deal, which is a great value discount 10 ticket package.
So that’s what is good at this year’s festival. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that while the film festival is the “crown jewel” of the San Francisco Film Society, it’s not the only thing they do. They have year round events and screenings. I have two favorite memories as a past film society member. The first was a pre-release screening of The Bourne Identity with Matt Damon doing a Q & A at the end. The other would be a Q & A with Clint Eastwood.