SF IndieFest’s ‘Another Hole in the Head’ Film Festival is a two week cinematic excursion into the realms of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and assorted other genres. Taking its cue from other legendary festivals such as Cannes, Sundance,  Another Hole in the Head pulls together a diverse collection of films representing all varieties and budgetary considerations. Another Hole in the Head provides a unique vehicle for independent cinema. This year’s festival takes place December 1st - December 13th 2021 at the THX certified New Peoples Cinema in San Francisco, CA. It will also take place online on  Eventive and Zoom for those who can't make the live theater screenings.

With this festival, we seek broader horizons than the common interpretation of "genre film" allows. All styles of independent film are welcome to compete: whether it's a major production from a professional company, a student film, or a micro-budget labor of love, we are committed to giving each film due consideration.

We are located in a very receptive town for film, and we've built a passionate following over the years. 2021 will mark our 18th year among the most highly rated festivals in the world, and we're still growing!

San Francisco is the second largest film market in the country, and a great promotional platform for indie filmmakers who are trying to get their film out into the world. Many films that screen at our festival spark the attention of other film festivals and film brokers/buyers. In addition, the films and the festival are reviewed by some of the top players in the industry, such as Variety, The San Francisco Chronicle, Dread Central, Bloody Disgusting, and Fangoria, just to name a few.

Our theatrical home is New People Cinema in San Francisco's Japantown. A 143-seat underground venue located in the New People Building, the Cinema is equipped with cutting-edge HD digital projection, 35mm film projection and a THX®-certified sound system. New People Cinema hosts many local film festivals including the San Francisco International Film Festival, CAAMFest, Green Film Festival, and the Japan Film Festival of San Francisco.

Awards & Prizes
*Audience Awards:

(Genre Division) 
Top Film 
Best US Film 
Best Foreign Film 
Best Local Film 
Best Student Film 
Best Action/Adventure Film 
Best Animated Film 
Best Art/Experimental Film 
Best Comedy Film 
Best Crime Film 
Best Documentary Film 
Best Fan Film 
Best Fantasy Film 
Best Horror Film 
Best Music Video 
Best Mystery Film 
Best Noir Film 
Best Science Fiction Film 
Best Thriller/Suspense Film 
Best Western Film

(Non-Genre Division) 
Top Film 
Best US Film 
Best Foreign Film 
Best Local Film 
Best Student Film 
Best Comedy Film 
Best Documentary Film 
Best Drama Film 
Best Music Video

Staff Awards: 
Best Genre Feature 
Best Genre Short 
Best Non-Genre Feature 
Best Non-Genre Short 
Best Trailer (entries limited to films screening in the festival)