The San Francisco Film Society champions the world's finest films and filmmakers through programs anchored in and inspired by the spirit and values of the San Francisco Bay Area.Building on a legacy of nearly 60 years of bringing the best in world cinema to the Bay Area, the San Francisco Film Society is a national leader in exhibition, education and filmmaker services. The crown jewel of the Film Society's exhibition program is the San Francisco International Film Festival (April 2017), the longest-running film festival in the Americas and a beloved showcase of cinematic discovery. An essential stop on the international film festival circuit, SFIFF is well regarded as a significant celebration of world cinema in one of the country's most beautiful cities. Last year's Festival featured 252 screenings of 183 films from 47 countries, which were attended by over 315 filmmakers and industry guests from around the globe. The Film Society's additional year-round initiatives in film exhibition include a robust Fall Season of specialized film series and countless individual public and member screenings and events with special guests in person.