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SFFILM Announces Date and Format for 2020 Doc Stories Film Series

Fully Online Documentary Showcase Will Run December 3–6

SFFILM has announced that Doc Stories, the organization’s annual documentary film series, will take place December 3­–6 as a fully online showcase. Now in its sixth year, Doc Stories brings the year’s most anticipated and celebrated long- and short-form documentaries and the filmmakers behind them to the Bay Area. The lineup, which will be announced in early November, will feature brand-new films yet to be released and in-depth live-streamed discussions with filmmaker guests, illuminating the themes and stories that will define this unusual year in non-fiction filmmaking.
“In a moment of much change in the world, we’re excited to be planning a film series that will bring audiences together virtually to enjoy a collection of vibrant and compelling stories,” said SFFILM Executive Director Anne Lai. “By embracing a fully digital event, we aim to create an easily accessible space for a wide audience to celebrate and engage with the documentary form and rediscover the joy of non-fiction storytelling from wherever they are.” 
Full program details, including lineup, schedule, and ticket pricing, will be announced in early November. Visit for more information.
Doc Stories is presented by Showtime Documentary Films and patrons Katie Hall and Tom Knutsen.

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SFFILM produces a robust slate of public programs throughout the year, including red carpet premiere events, advance member screenings, and in-depth film series. With diverse offerings and a commitment to excellence in world cinema, SFFILM is the home of great film in the Bay Area all year long. For more information visit


SFFILM is a nonprofit organization with a mission to champion the world’s finest films and filmmakers through programs anchored in and inspired by the spirit and values of the San Francisco Bay Area. Presenter of the San Francisco International Film Festival, SFFILM is a year-round nonprofit organization delivering screenings and events to nearly 75,000 film lovers and media education programs to more than 15,000 students, teachers, and families annually. In addition to its public programs, SFFILM supports the careers of independent filmmakers from the Bay Area and beyond with grants, residencies, and other creative development services. For more information visit



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