Hollywood Reporter Names SF State the 21st Best Film School in America

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Photo of student shooting film with Bolex camera on soundstage

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER -- No. 21. San Francisco State University

The undergrad film program 
has ballooned to more than 1,200 students (it had only 800 four years ago), although the much more competitive M.F.A. program keeps the head count to 15 a year. What’s attracting more applicants isn’t just the school’s broad curriculum covering everything from theory to production but also 
its San Francisco-y attitude about filmmaking and creativity.

“It’s a very open-minded university in an industry that can be regimented,” says documentarian Kimberly Reed (’95), whose latest project, Dark 
Money, is currently in theatrical release and will air on PBS’ POV 
in October. “That really appealed to me.”