Documentary Film Institute

SF State’s Documentary Film Institute (DocFilm) enjoys a strong reputation in academia and the industry as a hub that connects students to professionals in the field, provides inspiring faculty development opportunities and offers forums and exhibitions that create a larger, more cosmopolitan community engaged with the issues of our time.

DocFilm is currently poised to ensure its position as a nationally recognized center of excellence through the creation of a multimedia journal for nonfiction film. This is a resource the industry currently lacks. Incorporating an innovative format and explicitly aimed at engaging a variety of disciplines, the journal would serve to extend the SF State and DocFilm brands and reputations nationally and internationally.

FIlm Equipment at San Francisco State University
Film Equipment at San Francisco State University

The goal for the Institute is $3,000,000


College of Liberal & Creative Arts Funding Initiatives

Students at Commencement


Scholarships provide much-needed support to students to defray the cost of attending the University.

SFSU Ensemble member performing

Ensemble-in-Residence (Alexander String Quartet)

The ASQ is a world-renowed chamber music group which provides artistic distinction to the College.

Portrait of Paul Longmore

Longmore Institute on Disability

The Institute showcases the expertise, creativity, and value that people with disabilities bring to society.

QCP film still

The Queer Cinema Project

QCP connects academic, cultural and political perspectives, fostering exchange between emerging and established filmmakers.


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For More Information, Contact


Amanda Todd

Director of Development
College of Liberal & Creative Arts
Phone: (415) 405-3827