SF Urban Film Fest in Residence at YBCA

In early 2020, YBCA invited multidisciplinary collective SF Urban Film Fest to join the organization as a two-year resident to reimagine the role of film in civic engagement. This partnership offers both organizations the opportunity to harness the power of creativity through film and inspire the public to engage with their city with a critical and communal lens.

Through community-led film screenings, public-facing exhibitions and conversations with artists, activists and filmmakers, SFUFF and YBCA are dedicated to creating new pathways for partnerships and reimagining film programming at arts institutions.

Explore all SFUFF’s work with us below as they continue to experiment with how the arts can open gateways to civic engagement and urban planning.

Explore SF Urban Film Fest’s Programs


Reopening Celebration

August 7, 2021 11:00am – 6:00pm


Echo Location: The Cultural Geopolitics in South of Market

SF Urban Film Fest

August 5-October 3, 2021


SF Urban Film Fest 2021

SF Urban Film Fest

February 14–21, 2021

Public Art


SF Urban Film Fest

February 12—May 10, 2021

Screenings & Films

Bayview is Alive: Film Screening & Panel

Presented by SF Urban Film Fest

December 17, 2020, 4-5:30 PM

Digital Experience

City Is Alive

Presented by SF Urban Film Fest & YBCA

October 17, 2020, 7–9 PM

Digital Conversations

Count Us In: Showing Up For the Census Right Now

Presented by SF Urban Film Fest & YBCA & Art+Action

June 30, 2020, 4–5 PM

Art & Civic Experience

Come to Your Census: Who Counts in America?

A Digital Art & Civic Experience

April 1–October 1, 2020