DocFilm promotes the work of emerging and established documentary filmmakers through conferences, screenings and talks.

DocFilm Forum of filmmakers in disucssion

Filmmakers and friends of DocFilm who have presented films at our screenings, saluted filmmakers, participated in Q and A panels and DocFilm Forums include Amy Berg, Les Blank, Sarah Botstein, Ken Burns, Mark Danner, Dale Djerassi, Nick Doob, Charles Ferguson, Andy Garcia, Al Gore, Roberta Grossman, Chris Hegedus, Stefan Jarl, Michael Krasny, Richard Leacock, Delroy Lindo, Amanda Micheli, Gavin Newsom, Carl Pope, D.A. Pennebaker, Dikayl Rimmasch, Thomas Sanchez, John Santos, Hubert Sauper, Martin Scorsese, Gail Small, Bertrand Tavernier, David Thomson, Alice Waters, Barbara Hammer, Cheryl Dunye, Marc Smolowitz & Caveh Zahedi.

NONFICTION Film Conference NOVEMBER 8 & 9, 2017

DocFilm is planning to hold a bi-annual international conference on the state of documentary film scholarship, production and culture, scheduled for November 8 & 9, 2017.  The conference will be done in collaboration with the new Documentary Research Center at Queens University in Belfast. 

Film Screenings

Throughout the year DocFilm hosts a number of special screenings and guest speakers as well as co-presents films at numerous Bay Area Film Festivals.

Film 'Life' screening