|Where are classes held? |
Classes are held at FilmHouse, 1426 Fillmore Street, Suite 300 (O'Farrell/Eddy).
Why are there two prices listed for classes?
The first price listed is for year-round members of the San Francisco Film Society. You can join at sffs.org at the Film Enthusiast level ($60) or better yet at the Filmmaker Pro level ($90), which includes access to Filmmaker360 benefits including eligibility for SFFS grants, fiscal sponsorship, FilmHouse Residencies and discounts to SFIFF calls for entry and much more.
How do I sign up for a class?
You can sign up online or by calling 415-561-5048.
Can I sign up for classes via email?
No. You must sign up online or by calling 415-561-5048 during business hours (Monday–Friday, 9:30 am-6:00 pm).
Can I reserve a space in a class before I pay for it?
No. Space cannot be reserved until payment is made in full.
How far in advance are classes scheduled?
Classes are scheduled in two six-month sessions and as opportunities arise, so check back often for updates.
How do I know when a class is full?
If a class is full, it will be noted on sffs.org. You will have the option of being placed on a waiting list.
Can I sign up for a class at the first session?
No. All orders must be placed by 3:00 pm the day of the class and by Friday at 3:00 pm for weekend classes.
Can I be placed on a waiting list for a class?
If the class you want to register for is full, you may request via email to be put on the waiting list, after which you will receive an email confirmation. The waiting list is populated on a first-come, first-served basis. You will only be contacted if a space in the class becomes available. You will be notified of an available space before 12:00 noon on the day of the class. Your chances of being able to take the class during the next session are good if you sign up early.
Can I purchase a class for a friend online?
Members may purchase one class for a friend at the member price. Because we track all students by email, you must create a separate account for your friend, then choose the member price at checkout. Let us know in the notes section that you have signed up a friend. We will process the order accordingly.
Why is class enrollment limited?
Class sizes are in most cases limited to 16 and in some cases to eight participants. Enrollment is limited to ensure a quality educational experience. Classes fill quickly and are first-come, first-served. Students are encouraged to sign up early and to notify SFFS if they are going to miss a class. The cancellation policy is designed to keep administrative costs down and to ensure that students on the waiting list have an opportunity to attend.
What is the cancellation policy? If I need to cancel out of a class, can I get a refund?
Cancellations made 14 calendar days before the start date of the class will receive a full refund or full credit toward a future class. Cancellations made seven calendar days before the start date of the class will receive a 50 percent refund or full credit toward a future class. Cancellations received fewer than seven days before the class will not be credited or refunded. If SFFS cancels a class due to a scheduling conflict, instructor illness or low enrollment, you will be refunded in full.