Close:Up San Franscisco Short Film Festival


In light of the international situation regarding the COVID-19 virus, the 2020 and 2021 edition of Close:Up San Fransisco Short Film Festival has been postponed from its original date. 


After months of hard work, we are excited to announce that our 2020 & 2021 editions go online in an amazing double bill online event!

MAY 13-15, 2021

In partnership with FILMPIXS

About the Festival

Welcome to Close:Up San Francisco Short Film Festival, an event dedicated to empowering short-form independent filmmaking.


The historic Balboa Theatre  is one of the oldest movie theaters in the Bay Area. Packed with plenty of history, as well as with an inviting, cozy atmosphere, Balboa Theatre is the perfect venue for our evening of refreshing and thought-provoking shorts from all around the world. 



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The Close:Up San Francisco Film Festival would not be possible without the generosity of our supporters and friends and our wonderful partners in C3: Center for Conscious Creativity, our 501(c)(3) nonprofit fiscal sponsor. Your tax-deductible donation is essential for us to continue with all these programs valuable for educating our community. 

Donate now using this link.

The Close:Up San Francisco Film Festival is a part of HF Productions Global Event Series, and is a fiscally sponsored project of C3: Conscious Creativity 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization. Contributions in support of HF Productions Global Event Series are payable to C3 and are tax deductible as allowed by law.

By attending HF Productions Global Event Series film screenings and through your generous financial support you will have the opportunity to play an active role in upholding our mandate to deliver international, inclusive, and impactful opportunities so we can make a difference across the globe.