Filmmakers Collaborative SF is honored to serve as a fiscal sponsor for the following projects:

HOME YET FAR AWAY    An immigrant filmmaker struggles with identity and belonging in the United States, in the face of her obligations with her traditional elderly parents in Iran and heated conflict among her radical housemates in California.

HOME YET FAR AWAY

An immigrant filmmaker struggles with identity and belonging in the United States, in the face of her obligations with her traditional elderly parents in Iran and heated conflict among her radical housemates in California.

A PLACE TO BREATHE     A Place to Breathe  explores the universality of trauma and resilience through the eyes of refugees and immigrants navigating the health care system, highlighting inspiring models of culturally responsive, integrative medicine.

A PLACE TO BREATHE

A Place to Breathe explores the universality of trauma and resilience through the eyes of refugees and immigrants navigating the health care system, highlighting inspiring models of culturally responsive, integrative medicine.

THE GATEKEEPER    From the team that brought you Race to Nowhere and Beyond Measure, a documentary about the math crisis in America, and the inspiring educators on a mission to solve it.

THE GATEKEEPER

From the team that brought you Race to Nowhere and Beyond Measure, a documentary about the math crisis in America, and the inspiring educators on a mission to solve it.

THE COMMITTEE    This documentary film series is a deep dive into the life of The Committee, San Francisco's radical comedy troupe that introduced the counterculture of the 1960s to mainstream America, pioneered an artform, and helped shape modern American satire.

THE COMMITTEE

This documentary film series is a deep dive into the life of The Committee, San Francisco's radical comedy troupe that introduced the counterculture of the 1960s to mainstream America, pioneered an artform, and helped shape modern American satire.

ONCE WAS WATER     Once Was Water  seeks to bring a fundamental understanding of the global water crisis to diverse audiences.

ONCE WAS WATER

Once Was Water seeks to bring a fundamental understanding of the global water crisis to diverse audiences.


FIDDLES ON FIRE     Fiddles on Fire  explores the exploding popularity of fiddle music by following eight contemporary fiddlers whose excellence in their tradition-based fiddle styles has inspired audiences the world over.

FIDDLES ON FIRE

Fiddles on Fire explores the exploding popularity of fiddle music by following eight contemporary fiddlers whose excellence in their tradition-based fiddle styles has inspired audiences the world over.

IMPRESARIO    Producer/filmmaker Marc Huestis is a galvanizing voice of non conformity since the early days of the Gay Liberation Movement.

IMPRESARIO

Producer/filmmaker Marc Huestis is a galvanizing voice of non conformity since the early days of the Gay Liberation Movement.

REDEFINING PROSPERITY    An inspiring story of a town in transition – from destruction to sustainability, from self-interest to community, from greed to service.

REDEFINING PROSPERITY

An inspiring story of a town in transition – from destruction to sustainability, from self-interest to community, from greed to service.


THE HIGHWAY     The Highway  is a short animated film that recreates a highway protest against police violence in miniature toy scale, along with scenes from historic, cultural, and mythological antecedents in American and Western culture.

THE HIGHWAY

The Highway is a short animated film that recreates a highway protest against police violence in miniature toy scale, along with scenes from historic, cultural, and mythological antecedents in American and Western culture.

PLASTIC MAN: THE ARTFUL LIFE OF JERRY ROSS BARRISH    Plastic Man: the Artful Life of Jerry Ross Barrish

PLASTIC MAN: THE ARTFUL LIFE OF JERRY ROSS BARRISH

Plastic Man: the Artful Life of Jerry Ross Barrish

ZOO STORY     Zoo Story  explores the past, present and future of North American zoos.

ZOO STORY

Zoo Story explores the past, present and future of North American zoos.



BEYOND MEASURE    Every day we hear stories about the troubles in American education: our test scores are stagnant, we’re falling behind our international peers, and our schools are failing to prepare future generations to succeed in the 21st century.

BEYOND MEASURE

Every day we hear stories about the troubles in American education: our test scores are stagnant, we’re falling behind our international peers, and our schools are failing to prepare future generations to succeed in the 21st century.

LEO, HAROLD, AND PAUL: Three American Soldiers in World War Two    The intimate stories of three 90-year-old former infantrymen detailing life, death, loss, and lust on the European front.

LEO, HAROLD, AND PAUL: Three American Soldiers in World War Two

The intimate stories of three 90-year-old former infantrymen detailing life, death, loss, and lust on the European front.

SIX SHORT FILMS BY JS BACH    Combining the majestic music of JS Bach with the composer’s uniquely expressive autograph manuscripts, filmmaker and violinist Paul Festa presents the first fully realized films of the six sonatas and partitas for solo violin on the three-hundredth anniversary of their composition.

SIX SHORT FILMS BY JS BACH

Combining the majestic music of JS Bach with the composer’s uniquely expressive autograph manuscripts, filmmaker and violinist Paul Festa presents the first fully realized films of the six sonatas and partitas for solo violin on the three-hundredth anniversary of their composition.

JUNE ROSE    A limited TV series set in late 1960s San Francisco, based on true events and inspired by the filmmaker’s mother who, in mid-life, discovered her long-hidden and life-changing Cherokee heritage.

JUNE ROSE

A limited TV series set in late 1960s San Francisco, based on true events and inspired by the filmmaker’s mother who, in mid-life, discovered her long-hidden and life-changing Cherokee heritage.

WHEN RULES DON’T APPLY     When Rules Don’t Apply  tells the story of a large group of leading technology companies that were charged and prosecuted for collusion because of their secret agreement to suppress wages and limit job opportunities of their own employees.

WHEN RULES DON’T APPLY

When Rules Don’t Apply tells the story of a large group of leading technology companies that were charged and prosecuted for collusion because of their secret agreement to suppress wages and limit job opportunities of their own employees.

HOW TO SMELL A ROSE    The life, work, and passions of British-born documentary film director Richard Leacock.

HOW TO SMELL A ROSE

The life, work, and passions of British-born documentary film director Richard Leacock.

SOUNDS OF THE NORTHERN WILD    Civilization has a nature deficit disorder. Listening to natural sounds is an antidote.

SOUNDS OF THE NORTHERN WILD

Civilization has a nature deficit disorder. Listening to natural sounds is an antidote.

BIRTHRIGHT?    The Medea Project’s  Birthright?  is a searing dramatic narrative of deep connections between women’s health and reproductive rights and the stark realities of rape, of living with HIV and of women finding their voice in a male-dominated world that often demeans and devalues them.

BIRTHRIGHT?

The Medea Project’s Birthright? is a searing dramatic narrative of deep connections between women’s health and reproductive rights and the stark realities of rape, of living with HIV and of women finding their voice in a male-dominated world that often demeans and devalues them.

SAVING THE BAY 2     Saving the Bay 2  shows how San Francisco Bay is now growing after 150 years of shrinking due to human intervention.

SAVING THE BAY 2

Saving the Bay 2 shows how San Francisco Bay is now growing after 150 years of shrinking due to human intervention.


WILDER THAN WILD     Wilder than Wild  exposes the impacts high-intensity fires of the 21st century are having on watersheds, wildlife and carbon storage.

WILDER THAN WILD

Wilder than Wild exposes the impacts high-intensity fires of the 21st century are having on watersheds, wildlife and carbon storage.

THE LURE OF THIS LAND    A story about expats and the filmmaker's journey to find their stories. What is it that propels us to leave the places we know? Why are some willing to get lost? What are they looking for and what do they find?

THE LURE OF THIS LAND

A story about expats and the filmmaker's journey to find their stories. What is it that propels us to leave the places we know? Why are some willing to get lost? What are they looking for and what do they find?

MATERA: CITY OF STONE    An American filmmaker reunites his family in the Stone Age Italian city of caves and extreme poverty that his grandfather fled a century ago.

MATERA: CITY OF STONE

An American filmmaker reunites his family in the Stone Age Italian city of caves and extreme poverty that his grandfather fled a century ago.


THE EXODUS: FROM AMERICA TO AMERICA    In 2017, after Hurricane Maria, the largest ever Puerto Rican migration occurred, settling mainly in Central Florida. Feeling powerless in the aftermath of the hurricane, how will this group play a critical role in the next election?

THE EXODUS: FROM AMERICA TO AMERICA

In 2017, after Hurricane Maria, the largest ever Puerto Rican migration occurred, settling mainly in Central Florida. Feeling powerless in the aftermath of the hurricane, how will this group play a critical role in the next election?

RACING TO ZERO     Racing To Zero  is a quick moving, up-tempo documentary that presents new solutions to the global problem of waste.

RACING TO ZERO

Racing To Zero is a quick moving, up-tempo documentary that presents new solutions to the global problem of waste.

THE DAUGHTER’S VOICE    There are moments when the human race spreads its improbable wings and actually soars. This is one of those moments.

THE DAUGHTER’S VOICE

There are moments when the human race spreads its improbable wings and actually soars. This is one of those moments.

EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART    The life and legacy of Johnny Otis: the Godfather of R&B, composer, bandleader, disc jockey, civil rights activist, preacher, and artist, who grew up in a Greek immigrant family, but defined himself as African-American.

EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART

The life and legacy of Johnny Otis: the Godfather of R&B, composer, bandleader, disc jockey, civil rights activist, preacher, and artist, who grew up in a Greek immigrant family, but defined himself as African-American.

GAZING INTO THE PAST: THE UNBOUNDED VISION OF JAMES CAHILL    A one-hour portrait film of James Cahill, who transformed the way the world looks at Chinese and Japanese art.

GAZING INTO THE PAST: THE UNBOUNDED VISION OF JAMES CAHILL

A one-hour portrait film of James Cahill, who transformed the way the world looks at Chinese and Japanese art.