San Francisco’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 and 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 18th 2023 at the historic ROXIE cinema and 4 STAR theatre in San Francisco, CA. It will also take place on demand via Eventive and live on 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. 2023 will mark our 20th 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.
Awards & Prizes
Audience Awards (Feature, Featurette, and Short): Top Films Best US Films Best Foreign Films Best Local Films Best Student Films Best Action/Adventure Films Best Animated Films Best Art/Experimental Films Best Crime Films Best Documentary Films Best Fan Films Best Fantasy Films Best Horror Films Best Musical/Music Video Best Mystery/Noir Films Best Science Fiction Films Best Slasher/Splatter Films Best Thriller/Suspense Films Best Warped Comedy Films Best Western Films Staff Awards: Favorite Feature Favorite Featurette Favorite Short Best Trailer (entries limited to films screening in the festival)