DocFilm is a major resource for SF State students and the entire Bay Area.
As interns, students have the opportunity to gain valuable production experience through DocFilm festivals and productions. Students can gain hands-on experience by collaborating with professional filmmakers on a wide range of DocFilm productions. In addition to the filmmaking process, most of our festival and community collaborations are operated by student interns looking for event management experience. Students interesting in receiving credit for diverse and meaningful projects should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each academic year the Institute selects a student for the John Norton Fellowship. This fellowship provides support to the student throughout the semester as they record and document the readings in the Poetry Center. All of the recordings are then added to the Poetry Center archives housed in DIVA, an open digital collections archive built and managed at San Francisco State University
Master classes allow film students to gain valuable insight and experiences from renowned filmmakers. Through master classes, renowned filmmakers share valuable insight and experiences specifically about the filmmaking process. Past presenters have included Francis Ford Coppola, Ken Burns, Bertrand Tavernier, D.A. Pennebaker, Ricky Leacock, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Christopher Hampton and Hubert Sauper all of whom shared invaluable insight into their inspirations, experiences, creative processes as well as advice on pertinent issues in filmmaking industry.
Guest speakers offer unique instructional opportunities for students and community members interested in cinema related topics.