When the Heck is that Film Festival?

CAAMFest 2015 at The New Parkway Theater. (Photo: Kenni Camota)

Do you ever ask yourself, when the heck is that __________ film festival happening? Do you ever kick yourself for inadvertently being out of town during your favorite movie-viewing time of year? Well, fear no more. We (along with a little help from Michael Fox) have put together a (not so) short list of the best of the Bay, so you can enjoy year-round access to films and storytellers.

thumbnail-filmfestivalSo, bookmark this post or print out this handy, print-friendly list -- and sleep easy knowing you won't miss out on indie films throughout the year. Visit the festivals' websites for exact dates.

January
- Berlin and Beyond presented by the Goethe-Institut
- Noir City Film Festival

February
- Cinequest Film Festival
- Mostly British Film Festival
- NoisePop Film Series
- San Francisco Independent Film Festival

March
- San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival
- CAAMFest (formerly the SF International Asian American Film Festival)
- East Bay International Jewish Film Festival
- Sonoma International Film Festival

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April
- Crossroads (avant-garde films) presented by San Francisco Cinematheque
- Disposable Film Festival
- Food & Farm Film Fest
- Human Rights Film Festival presented by the University of San Francisco
- International Buddhist Film Festival
- Oakland International Film Festival
- San Francisco International Film Festival
- Tiburon International Film Festival

May
- San Francisco Green Film Festival
- San Francisco Silent Film Festival

June
- San Francisco Documentary Festival
- San Francisco Black Film Festival
- San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival presented by Frameline

July
- San Francisco Frozen Film Festival
- San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

August
- Japan Film Festival of San Francisco

September
- CAAMFest San Jose
- Cine+Mas San Francisco Latino Film Festival
- Oakland Underground Film Festival

October
- Arab Film Festival
- Mill Valley Film Festival
- San Francisco Dance Film Festival
- San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival presented by Third I
- San Jose International Short Film Festival
- SF Shorts
- Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival
- UNAFF International Documentary Film Festival

November
- American Indian Film Festival
- Napa Valley Film Festival
- San Francisco Film Society fall season, which includes French Cinema Now, Hong Kong Cinema, New Italian Cinema (NICE) and Essential SF
- Santa Cruz Film Festival

December
- Another Hole in the Head (horror, sci-fi, dark fantasy films) presented by SF IndieFest

Editor's Note: The following changes were made to this post on May 4, 2015: Added Santa Cruz Film Festival, Food & Farm Film Fest, Napa Valley Film Festival, and SF Shorts. Removed ReelAbilities Film Festival.

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