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Your future gifts will enable independent filmmakers to continue to fulfill their creative aspirations.

Thank you for your continued support of the Documentary Film Istitute. We are able to provide excellent programing, research opportunities, educational events and scholarship programs with your help. Currently, we are seeking funding for the following ventures:

  • DocFilm Fellows: A new scholarship for undergraduate students working as interns supporting professional documentary film productions or exhibitions.
  • PLURALITIES: A Nonfiction Film Journal online publication with multi-media elements that brings together research and practice in documentary film and explicity inlcudes works from intersecting disciplines inlcuding the fine arts, anthropology, photogrpahy, humanities, science, public health, political and social science.
  • "We Are Here, We've Always Been Here"Four generations of Iranians in the Bay Area. A groundbreaking collaboration between the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies and the Documentary Film Institute.
  • DocFilm Forum: Dialogues surrounding nonfiction films and the issues they address that are filmed before a live studio audience and published online.

Make a gift online

Click the online donation form link and be sure to select "DOC Film" under "I Would Like to Support"!

Make a gift by mail

Mail your donation to:

The Documentary Film Institute
San Francisco State University

1600 Holloway Avenue, Creative Arts 001
San Francisco, CA 94132-4028

Please make your check payable to: The University Corporation, San Francisco State. In the notes section, write the priority you wish to support, which is DocFilm.

Thank you for your contribution!

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