The San Francisco Silent Film Festival is a film celebration initially held in 1996 and displayed yearly at the Castro Theater in San Francisco, California, USA. It is the biggest quiet film celebration in the United States, in spite of the fact that the biggest quiet film celebration on the planet remains the Giornate del film muto in Pordenone, northern Italy. The celebration opened with the new rebuilding of Upstream 1927 coordinated by John Ford and conveyed back a year ago to the U.S. from the New Zealand Film Archive, where it was found.
As a major aspect of a cooperation between the Silent Film Festival and the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Matti Bye Ensemble performed three unique authorized scores to Mauritz Stiller's The Blizzard, Herbert Ponting's The Great White Silence, and the Closing Night Film, Victor Sjostrom's He Who Gets Slapped. The Silent Film Festival incorporates an emphasis in video form conservation. Every year the celebration incorporates a free program titled "Stunning Tales From the Archives," amid which film chroniclers screen and talk about uncommon and recently reestablished movies and pieces.
The celebration likewise offers a yearly Film Preservation Fellowship to an understudy at The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation, George Eastman House in Rochester, New York. The beneficiary of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival Preservation Fellowship deals with reestablishing a short film from the George Eastman House Motion Picture Collection, and after that screens the protected film at the San Francisco celebration.