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At a new venue at the YBCA - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the 8th Queer Women of Color Film Festival (QWOCMAP) kicked off June 8 with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by State Senator Mark Leno and from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, David Chiu.
The festival founders, Madeleine Kim and T. Kebo Drew were presented with honors for the festival by the two politicians. Also present during the opening was San Francisco Supervisor Scott Weiner.
In what they hope to be the new he...
Call for entries for the 5th Annual San Francisco Iranian Film Festival
[September 2012], a showcase for the feature and short films made by or
about Iranians from around the world is open. Deadline: August 1, 2012. www.IranianFilmFestival.org
September 8-9, 2012 - www.IranianFilmFestival.org
2012 submissions are open for the 5th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco, a showcase for the independent feature and short films made by Iranian filmmakers on any subject or by any filmmaker about Iran, from around the world. Deadline: August 1, 2012. www.IranianFilmFestival.org
The SAN FRANCISCO GREEN FILM FESTIVAL announces its call for submissions for the 2nd Annual SFGFF taking place March 1-7, 2012 at the SF Film Society | New People Cinema. SFGFF is the Bay Area's leading festival for innovative film, television, and digital media that inspire environmental action and advocacy. The 2012 festival will take place over one week with special film premieres and green related programs and events. Festival screenings are at the SF Film Society | New People Cinem...
September 10-11, 2011
IFF 2011 Poster
Radio France International interview with "Saeed Shafa" about the 4th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco [September 10-11, 2011].
The SAN FRANCISCO GREEN FILM FESTIVAL announces its call for submissions for the 2nd Annual SFGFF taking place March 1-4, 2012.
SFGFF is the San Francisco Bay Area's leading festival for innovative film, television, and digital media that inspire environmental action and advocacy. The 2012 festival will take place over four days with special film premieres and green related programs and events in San Francisco's downtown Financial District. Festival screenings are at the Landmark...
Golden Gate Award Documentary Feature Winners
Investigative Documentary Feature:
Crime After Crime, Yoav Potash (USA 2011)
· Winner receives $25,000 cash prize
Better This World, Kelly Duane de la Vega and Katie Galloway (USA 2011)
· Winner receives $20,000 cash prize
Bay Area Documentary Feature:
Better This World, Kelly Duane de la Vega and Katie Galloway (USA 2011)
· Winner receives $15,000 cash p...
Founded in 1957, the San Francisco International Film Festival is the longest-running
film festival in the Americas. Held each spring for two weeks, the
International is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and
innovation in the country’s most beautiful city, featuring some 150 films and
live events with more than 100 filmmakers in attendance and nearly two dozen
awards presented for cinematic excellence. The Festival attracts an annual
audience of more than 80,000.
“Few festivals are more suited to their city than the International. It’s clearly a
festival programmed by those who love film for people who love film.” — Alex
Romanelli, editor, Variety
The SANTA CATALINA FILM FESTIVAL is a film festival that not only celebrates the art and entertainment of film in all of its forms, but also Santa Catalina Island in all of its rich history, glory, and beauty.
Through screenings and associated events, the festival aims to present a wide spectrum of filmmaking - feature films, documentaries, screenplays, animation, short films, experimental, student work, big budget, micro-budget, trailers and soon…
The SANTA CATALINA FILM FESTIVAL awards mainstream films in various categories, but the Isla Earth Award, for the Conservation Series, is presented by the Catalina Island Conservancy, our beneficiary, honoring filmmakers that have their similar mission in protecting, educating and promoting the power of nature.
The SANTA CATALINA FILM FESTIVAL brings film enthusiasts and filmmakers together to better enjoy the art and fun of filmmaking, but also to enjoy the beauty and hospitality of Santa Catalina Island.
The Film Festival offers our guests the opportunity to learn, grow and exhibit films within the unique and romantic setting of Los Angeles County’s Pacific treasure. The festival will also offer attendees quality films that will entertain, educate, and inspire their own interests. Film professionals, and the interested public, will have the opportunity to gain industry knowledge through festival activities,
education centers, and seminars with our guest speakers.
The SANTA CATALINA FILM FESTIVAL is about the filmmakers’ opportunity to entertain, educate and inspire their audience, just like the island itself.
The San Francisco Film Society and the New York International Children's Film Festival present the first NY/SF International Children’s Film Festival, a three-day celebration of diverse, enlightening, inspiring and entertaining films for kids ages 3–18 and their families, September 24–26 at Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema. NY/SFICFF features short, feature, animated and documentary films from around the world with filmmaker guests in attendance, a special Opening Night party and an interactive director’s workshop.
The San Francisco Film Society presents the fifth annual San Francisco International Animation Festival (SFIAF), a four-day celebration of the Bay Area’s preeminence as a hub for one of the most creative forms in cinema, November 11–14 at Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema. This year’s International Animation Festival ranges from FX-based features to family-friendly cartoons and includes Hayao Miyazaki protégé Sunao Katabuchi’s Mai Mai Miracle, the Decemberists-inspired Here Come the Waves: The Hazards of Love Visualized, six wildly diverse shorts programs and a live animation and musical performance by artist duo Semiconductor.
“SFIAF explores the many forms of animation as both an artistic practice and a mode of production,” said programmer Sean Uyehara. “Each year it’s exciting to discover and present a range of work from established artists such as anime director Sunao Katabuchi and this year’s Golden Gate Persistence of Vision Award recipient Don Hertzfeldt to works by emerging talents such as Brent Green and Skye Thorstensen to the unique work of the innovative duo Semiconductor.”
The San Francisco Film Society, New Italian Cinema Events of Florence, Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco present New Italian Cinema, November 14–21 at Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema. The eight-day festival is dedicated to bringing Italy’s newest directors and films to Bay Area audiences and celebrating the country’s rich cinematic tradition. The 2010 edition opens with Ferzan Ozpetek’s humorous drama Loose Cannons and a three-film retrospective of this talented and prolific auteur’s work, and closes with Paolo Virzì’s moving new film The First Beautiful Thing. The core program of New Italian Cinema features seven recent films by breakthrough filmmakers vying for the City of Florence Award.
The San Francisco Film Society will present the second annual Cinema by the Bay, a celebration of the passion, innovation and diversity of Bay Area filmmaking, the intelligence and probing spirit of local directors and the incredible depth and breadth of America’s film and media frontier, November 5–8 at the Roxie Theater, Southern Exposure and the Lab. The four-day festival will feature new work produced in or about the San Francisco Bay Area and provide a compelling window into Bay Area film culture and practice at its best. CBTB includes features, shorts, narratives and documentaries from well-known and emerging local talent.
Today is a very exciting day! The San Francisco International Film Festival begins, it runs November 11–14, 2010.This year is the fifth annual. Last year I had to miss it, but two years ago I met Gene Dietch and pondered the differences between hand drawn animation and digital, talked with Nina Paley about children's animation, and was introduced to the mind-blowing world of Encyclopedia Pictura, among other things. That year I also interviewed founder Sean Uyehara about animation...(...
New Media Film Festival is pleased to announce its newest program New Media Film Festival-SF Bay Area, Friday, November 5 & Saturday, November 6 at VizCinema in Japantown, San Francisco. This event brings together Industry Professionals and Content Creators across Film, TV, Games, Publishing, Mobile, Web and Technology. We’re presenting The Best in New Media - What’s New, What’s Next and honoring stories worth telling in emerging platforms. Our premiere event that took place in ...
Persianesque: Set to take place September 18-19, 2010 at the San Francisco Art institute, the 3rd Annual Iranian Film Festival San Francisco has a great roster of films on hand.
The Iranian Film Festival, San Francisco-an annual event showcasing the independent feature and short films made by or about the Iranians from around the world and aims to support the Iranian film culture.
One film in particula...
Four thousand film festivals populate the globe. But more than many, the San Francisco International Film Festival may satisfy a collective hunch of what such a gathering should be. Perhaps age has something to do with it; at 53 years old, SFIFF, held this year from April 22 to May 6, 2010, is the oldest film festival in the Americas.
Then there's the topography of San Francisco, which rises, falls and yields vistas that themselves cop filmic metaphors. Or maybe it's because San Francisc...
The 53rd San Francisco International Film Festival (April 22 - May 6) will close with Joan Rivers--A Piece of Work, Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg's surprising look at the iconic performer, 7:00 pm, Thursday, May 6 at San Francisco's landmark movie palace the Castro Theatre. Joan Rivers is expected to attend, along with codirector Stern. A Closing Night celebration 9:30 pm at 1015 Folsom will bring the 53rd International to a rousing finish.
"We're thrilled to have Ricki Stern and Annie ...