SF DocFest 2011 Review


October 14-27, 2011

2050 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA

Roxie Cinema
3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94110

Shattuck Cinema
2230 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704

Admission Price:
2011 DocFest Pass - $160
2011 BerkeleyPass - $60
2011 YouthPass - $25
5FilmVoucher - $50
10FilmVoucher - $90
Screenings - $11


SF DocFest 2011, a 2 week-long San Francisco documentary film festival featuring a variety of documentary screenings and parties.

This event takes place in 3 locations, parties at Cellspace (San Francisco), screenings at Roxie Cinema (San Francisco), and screenings at Shatteck Cinema in Berkeley with no event lobby! Sort of like anime convention viewing rooms, except attendees will need transportation between cities/rooms. This was my first time attending an event of this format.

Movie screenings vary greatly in length, subject and perspective. Some screenings may feature special guests such as producers and cast members giving introductions or holding Q&A sessions.

Noteworthy screenings of SF DocFest 2011 include films such as Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey and Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters. Both films are excellent and are sure to make waves in the film festival circuit and beyond!

Producer Adam Cornelius, Associate Producer Chris Tang, as well as fellow cast members Alex Kerr and Dana Wilcox were present for a Q&A session following the films California premiere!

Be sure to check out our exclusive videos of the introductions and Q&A Sessions for Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters featuring Adam Cornelius, Chris Tang, Alex Kerr, and Dana Wilcox up now YouTube!

SF DocFest 2011 Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters Introduction 10/23/2011

SF DocFest 2011 Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters Q&A Session 10/23/2011

SF DocFest 2011 Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters Introduction 10/25/2011

SF DocFest 2011 Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters Q&A Session 10/25/2011 (New version in the works.)

Like all forms of media and entertainment, content can be hit or miss for attendees. Film festivals such as this give a platform for producers to display their works while giving attendees an chance to view and rate films prior to wider forms of distribution.

Festivals such as these are very different from the traditional convention events. It will be interesting to see how they develop and evolve with future events!
-Michael Tang
mtangATconventionlife.com (fix the @)

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