San Francisco's Another Hole in the Head Film Festival will run December 1st - December 15th 2019, at New People Cinema in San Francisco.
With this festival, we seek broader horizons than our original genre festival 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. 2019 will mark our 16th 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, Twitch, and Way Too Indie, 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)
*In the event that there are fewer than three eligible films in a category, that award will be suspended during that festival. When there are a sufficient number of both features and shorts in a category, one of each will receive an award.