Jim Granato

Jim Granato is a self-taught filmmaker based in San Francisco. He has directed and produced several short films and music videos since 1996. His most recent shorts, A Day With My Boy: Slug War (2014), premiered on the PBS Online Film Festival, and Angels (2013), screened at the San Francisco International Film Festival and was nominated for a Golden Gate Award. Some of his other short films including So Long, Kodachrome (2010), Vivid Dreams (2008), and Designated Routes in Nature and Time (2008) have screened internationally.

D Tour (2009), his first feature film as director and producer, has won several awards including the Golden Gate Award for Bay Area Feature Documentary from the San Francisco International Film Festival and the Jury Prize for Best Documentary from the Bend Film Festival. D Tour premiered nationwide in America on the PBS Emmy award-winning program Independent Lens in November 2009.

As a freelance Director, Producer, Videographer and Editor, he has worked on projects for ITVS, The History Channel, Court TV, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Oakland Museum of California, The Exploratorium and dozens of independent filmmakers and organizations worldwide.

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Recent Reviews


Cute little commercial for the Roxy


Hokey, but probably worth watching if you live in SF or enjoy films about it. You'll see why.


Funny short film that resonates with all who have visited San Francisco in person or through the movie house (speaking of which, this was created to benefit SF's Roxie Theater)....