Wednesday, January 28, 2015
SF WEEKLY -- "Superfest is the oldest disability film festival in the world," says Jennifer Sachs, Director of Development at the San Francisco Lighthouse for the Blind. She tells us that Superfest has been around since the 1970s, and until recently the annual event was run by a group in Berkeley. "They needed to pass the torch," explains Sachs. "Two organizations stepped in, the Paul K. Longmore Institute at San Francisco State University and the Lighthouse. This is our third year." While Superfest 2015 won’t commence until November, with a kickoff event at San Francisco Lighthouse For the Blind — submissions will be accepted until March 15. There's a $40 submission fee, which is reduced to $20 if the film is low budget or submitted by February 15. Sachs invites filmmakers to visit the festival’s official site for submission guidelines and instructions.