Accreditation Policy

SAN FRANCISCO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL MEDIA ACCREDITATION POLICY

The Jewish Film Institute (JFI) welcomes journalists and media representatives to San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 38, taking place July 19 - August 5, 2018 in San Francisco at the Castro Theatre; Palo Alto at CineArts at Palo Alto Square; Albany at the Albany Twin Theatre; San Rafael at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center; and in Oakland at the Piedmont Theatre. Larsen Associates handles all Festival press and is the contact for any questions. Due to demand for press tickets and anticipated sellouts, please observe the following guidelines:

Journalists, photographers, television crews and media representatives wishing to attend screenings and events must be on the Larsen Associates press list. Those currently on the list need not send a letter requesting accreditation. Those who are not on Larsen Associates' press list must email a letter from your editor or producer that confirms your assignment to cover SFJFF38 and indicates the proposed date/s that your coverage will appear online, in print or on the air. (If you are not sure whether you are on their press list, please email publicity@larsenassc.com or call Larsen Associates at 415.957.1205). We are unable to permit any press to enter screenings unless they are on the Larsen Associates press list.

Due to the high demand for press tickets and the number of sold-out events anticipated, we kindly request that you observe these guidelines:

For all Festival screenings, you may attend, pending available space, by emailing Larsen Associates 24 hours before the show you want to attend. Your written request must include the name of the film, screening play date, venue and time. (Please bear in mind that the office is closed on the weekend - so if you want to attend Saturday, Sunday or Monday screenings you must email before noon on Friday.)

SFJFF Box Office Policies
If confirmed, your tickets will be available for pick up at the Festival Venue Box Office Will Call at the day/date of the first screening in the order under your last name. Tickets requested in separate orders will not automatically be packaged together. Ticket holders must arrive 20 minutes prior to showtime to guarantee admission. Ticket holders arriving less than 20 minutes prior to showtime cannot be guaranteed a seat, even with a ticket. Upon arrival, look for the ticket holder line and wait until the theater is ready for seating. Venue Box Offices opens 1 hour prior to the first screening each day and closes 15 minutes following the last screening of the day. You may pick up your tickets anytime during this window. You may bring one guest to any SFJFF38 screening that begins before 4:00pm, however all guest tickets must be requested in advance. For all shows beginning after 4:00pm, you must inquire about additional ticket availability with Larsen Associates when making initial ticketing requests.

1. Castro Theatre Screenings: The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival will present 10 days of cinema at the Castro Theatre, including Opening and Closing Nights, Centerpiece Narrative and Documentary, the Freedom of Expression Award, Local Spotlight and Next Wave Spotlight. Email Larsen Associates 24 hours in advance to either marquee presentations or regular screenings at the Castro. If confirmed, your tickets will be available for pick up at the Festival Venue Box Office Will Call at the day/date of the first screening in the order. Tickets requested in separate orders will not automatically be packaged together. Ticket holders must arrive 20 minutes prior to show-time to guarantee admission. Ticket holders arriving less than 20 minutes prior to showtime cannot be guaranteed a seat, even with a ticket. Upon arrival, look for the ticket holder line and wait until the theater is ready for seating. Venue Box Offices opens 1 hour prior to the first screening each day and closes 15 minutes following the last screening of the day. You may pick up your tickets anytime during this window.

*Please note that tickets for Opening Night, Closing Night, and the Freedom of Expression Award will not be held at will call. These tickets will be available from a press representative 30 minutes prior to the show time. Press representatives will be stationed in front of the theater with a clipboard that reads PRESS

2. Albany Twin, Piedmont Theatre, Smith Rafael Film Center, CineArts Screenings: You may attend screenings by emailing Larsen Associates 24 hours in advance of the screening you want to attend. If you wish to attend a Saturday or Sunday screening, please email by noon on Friday. You may not bring a guest except by special permission.Thank you for your interest in this year's Festival, and we look forward to seeing you there!   

Any questions? Please contact:

Larsen Associates 
T: (415) 957-1205
E: publicity@larsenassc.com