Welcome to the Liberation Film Festival (LFF) website, the official site of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. LFF in San Francisco. The Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation - NorcalMLK - hosts the film festival, in partnership with California Newsreel, as part of its yearly MLK celebrations.
LFF is dedicated to bringing human interest documentary works and short features to fresh, diverse audiences. It was launched in November of 2011 by the NorcalMLK Foundation and premiered its first screenings in January of 2012 and runs concurrently with the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday celebration events and takes advantage of the thousands of celebrants attending every year in January.
Companies and organizations can participate direclty by sponsoring the festival or a screening (by pressing the sponsor button above), which brings great visibility and other privileges.
Each January, during the weekend of the federal holiday, the NorcalMLK Foundations hosts the region's premier celebration events that brings thousands together to honor Dr. King. With programs and activities for all interests. the events culminate on the federal holiday, each third Monday in January, with our commemorative march, celebration and numerous festivals at the famed Yerba Buena Gardens, the crown jewel of San Francisco's arts and culture district and home to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Waterfall, the third largest monument in his honor in the United States.
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