Creating Just Cities

Difficult to confront, tempting to look away, we encourage you to experience with courage, the films at the 3rd annual SF Urban Film Fest which unflinchingly pose to audiences the challenge of creating just cities. The films leave it up to us to arrive at our own conclusions, and simultaneously provoke us to take action.

"Why Create Just Cities?" | Opening Night Keynote and Storytelling Workshop | November 14

Keynote Speaker: Malo Hutson, UC Berkeley Professor & Author

Including Randy Rentschler, Director of Legislation & Public Affairs, Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)

Storytelling for Social Impact Workshop: Driving Change Through Video: Featuring Bay Area filmmakers/educators Dimitri Moore and Keith Battle. Plus screenings of 4 short videos from last year's Bay Area Video Coalition workshop

"Who Rules San Francisco?" | Comedy Night | November 15

Hosted by Nato Green

Late Night Talk Show format with special guests Joe Eskenazi - San Francisco Magazine, Malcolm Yeung - Chinatown Community Development Corporation, and Francesca Fiorentini - Producer & Presenter at AJ +

"Another Way of Living: The Story of Reston, VA" | Film Screening and Panel Discussion | November 16

Including Ben Lillienthal, former resident of Reston, VA

"Occupy the Farm" | Film Screening and Panel Discussion | November 17

No-host bar and farm fresh treats from a community-run urban farm in Berkeley

"Adventures in Urban Storytelling" | November 18

Featuring a hip hop recording artist, a blogger with a global footprint, and a producer of a crowd-filmed video series on cities

HBO's "Show Me a Hero" Weekend Marathon | November 19 & 20

6 episodes, plus panel discussions and short film screenings in between episodes

Our Mission

The SF Urban Film Fest (SFUFF) is a unique film festival that focuses on cities and civic engagement inspired by great storytelling. The festival believes compelling stories can help shape urbanist ideas, practice, and project implementation to improve our cities.

SFUFF is organized by urban planners and screens films in tandem with panel discussions and storytelling workshops. Our 3rd annual week-long festival will be November 14-20, 2016.

Our Team

Fay Darmawi

Founder & Executive Producer

Kim Curran

Web Developer & Designer

Sarah Danson

Operations Intern


    Dimitri Moore

    Mark Hogan

    Lydia Tan

    Noah Christman

    Renée Elaine Sazcı

    Leah Nichols

    Georgia Antonopoulos