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


Stay tuned for the Official Selection announcement coming in February 2020!

Our panel of international judges will select the best of the best and try to squeeze in as many high-quality shorts in one evening as they can.

Featuring Q&A's with creators, filmmaker roundtables with local industry professionals, networking sessions, and a welcoming atmosphere.

Submissions are now open for the first edition of what promises to be a memorable evening dedicated to ambitious, forward-thinking cinema! 

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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