DocFilm works to make San Francisco State University and the Greater Bay Area a center for excellence in documentary film production, culture and research. DocFilm functions as a hub to and from which filmmakers, scholars and entrepreneurs can move as they pursue their projects at all stages of development.
Dialogue, cooperation, and experimentation are essential tenants of DocFilm. All it’s activities be it exhibiting great films or presenting master classes taught by prominent documentarians embody a pioneering spirit that pushes documentary form style and technology beyond current conventions. This allows DocFilm to function as an incubator for applied research and critical discourse, on the cultural and artistic power of documentary film.