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Opening Night at San Francisco International Animation Festival

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Last night's 'Glitch' was wonderful-the animation by Eric Leiser, and music by his brother Jeff, were both superb, and Jay Masonek gave a poignant and very expressive performance as himself! Truly was glad I made it to the opening night to see this stunner-the animation really was spectacular! The film was unusual as far as having a kind of flowing structure- the best way I can describe it is as a somewhat dream-like collage of symbolic images, natural beauty, and a yearning for more innocent ...

NY/SF International Children's Film Festival awards

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  The second NY/SF International Children's Film Festival, presented by San Francisco Film Society and New York International Children's Film Festival, wrapped a highly successful three-day celebration of diverse, enlightening, inspiring and entertaining films for kids ages 3 - 18 and their families on Sunday and announced the winners of the best feature film and the best short film, as selected by the audiences who attended screenings at San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema and t...

San Francisco International Animation Festival

The Decemberists’ 'The Hazards of Love' Visualized, The Best of Annecy, Semiconductor Live, Animated Music Videos and Award-Winning Shorts from Around the World

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.”

Most Memorable Shorts: SF Int'l Animation Festival 2010

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What follows are the short films from this weekend's San Francisco International Animation Festival that in my opinion were most fantastic and that I think in one way or another stick with me forever. I Forgive You (Pierre Mousquet, Cauwe Jerome, Belgium 2009)Played as part of the Best of Annecy Program. An animation style reminiscent of The Simpsons. Two wrestlers fight, plot turns unexpectedly and the result is hilarious. San Francisco crowd chuckled with glee. Jean-Francois (Tom Haugomat, Bru...

San Francisco International Animation Festival

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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...

Finalists for the fourth round of SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grants

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The San Francisco Film Society and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation today announced the ten finalists for the fourth round of SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grants of up to a total of $225,000, to be given to one or more feature films that through plot, character, theme or setting significantly explore human and civil rights, discrimination, gender and sexual identity and other urgent social justice issues of our time. Additionally, the grants support films that have a significant economic or professional imp...

San Francisco International Animation Festival!

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Today is the Final Day of the SFIAFF, and the weekend has been exciting!  After seeing Sita Sings the Blues and getting the chance to talk with Nina Paley, seeing a series of Encylclopedia Pictura's work including their Bjork music video Wanderlust and hearing from the three young men about the ideas by which they operate, and seeing Waltz with Bashir, my mind is boggled and thoughts provoked, and I can only think about the endless possibility, magic and wonder of animation.   ...

The 3rd Annual San Francisco International Animation Festival!

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One week from today is opening night... THIRD ANNUAL SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 13–16, This year the festival includes: Opening Night Nina Paley’s Sita Sings the Blues, Cannes Highlight Waltz with Bashir, Bill Plympton’s Idiots and Angels, Retrospective of Gene Deitch’s Films for Children and Award-Winning Shorts from Around the World The San Francisco Film Society presents the third annual San Francisco International Animation Festival (SFIA...

3rd san francisco international animation festival

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We will be reporting live from the festival Currently one of the most fertile, creative and productive forms in cinema and television, animation occupies a pressure point between artistic, experimental, commercial and industrial media. It ranges from the latest visual FX-based arthouse films to family-friendly cartoons. The four-day San Francisco International Animation Festival celebrates San Francisco’s preeminence as a hub for one of the most creative form...

NEWSLETTER N° 386: October 22, 2008

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LIVE FROM THE LONDON FILM FESTIVAL LFF - Incendiary LFF - American Teen LFF - 1234 LFF - Dean Spanley SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE will be Closing Night Gala of The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival LFF - Miracle at St Anna Victoire Terminus, winner of this year's Grierson Award Galas and Special Screenings at London Fest Watch our daily video podcasts _______________________________________________________...

San Francisco International Animation Festival preview

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The San Francisco Film Society presents the third annual San Francisco International Animation Festival (SFIAF), a four-day event celebrating one of the most fertile, creative and productive forms of artistic, experimental, commercial and industrial media. The International Animation Festival ranges from the latest award-winning features to family-friendly short cartoons and celebrates San Francisco's preeminence as a hub for one of the most vital forms in cinema today. SFIAF will screen Novembe...
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