DocFilm Institute {College of Liberal & Creative Arts}

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DocFilm is a major resource for the 750 students studying Cinema at SF State, the 30,000 students on campus and the entire Bay Area population. To this end we have invited world-class filmmakers to present their films, and give seminars and workshops on campus. Our film students have received hands-on experience working with professionals during the production of Cachao: Uno Más. We have a collection of some of the best and rarest international documentaries, serving as a living library for the entire Bay Area.

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Master Classes

Master classes allow film students to gain valuable insight and experiences from renowned filmmakers.

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As interns, students have the opportunity to gain valuable production experience through DocFilm festivals and productions.

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Guest Speakers

Guest Speakers offer unique instructional opportunities for students and community members interested in cinema related topics.

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