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The San Francisco Film Society celebrates film culture in all its forms through a wide range of year-round Exhibition, Education and Filmmaker Services programs.

The San Francisco Film Society is now accepting submissions for the 57th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 24–May 8, 2014), recognized throughout the world as an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation in one of the country’s most beautiful cities. Works in all genres, forms and lengths are considered. The final deadline for short films is Monday December 2, and the final deadline for features is Monday December 9.

HOW TO ENTER  Entry form and information: sffs.org or withoutabox.com.

Founded in 1957, SFIFF is the longest-running film festival in the Americas. Refreshingly intimate for a festival of its size and scope, the Festival combines a range of marquee premieres, international competitions, compelling documentaries, new digital media work, live music performances and star-studded gala events.

SFIFF is dedicated to celebrating creativity, inspiration, collaboration and innovation and is deeply rooted in the finest traditions of film appreciation both as an art form and as a meaningful agent for social change. SFIFF 2013 presented 263 screenings of 158 films from 51 countries, and brought more than 200 filmmaker and industry guests to the Festival from more than 20 countries around the globe. Tens of thousands of enthusiastic filmgoers flocked to San Francisco to celebrate the best of international cinema.

The Festival’s awards and prizes recognize the best of international and Bay Area talent by honoring superior innovation in documentary, narrative, animation, experimental and television works.

Golden Gate Awards—Including juried awards for Best Documentary Feature with a $10,000 prize; Best Bay Area Documentary Feature with a $5,000 prize; and awards totaling more than $10,000 in other categories of shorts, youth-produced and family films.

New Directors Prize—A juried cash award of $10,000 to the director of a first narrative feature at the Festival.

FIPRESCI Prize—Awarded by the International Federation of Film Critics. SFIFF is only one of three festivals in the U.S. selected to present this prestigious award.

Audience Awards—For Best Narrative and Best Documentary Features

SFIFF is an Academy Award®–qualifying festival for all three short film categories: documentary, live action and animated. New in 2014, the festival is also a qualifying festival for the 7th annual Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction filmmaking, which were founded in 2007 to honor exemplary craft in documentaries.


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French Cinema Now

Name: 
San Francisco Film Society
Festival Director Name: 
Graham Leggat
Festival presentation: 

The San Francisco Film Society, in association with the
French-American Cultural Society, the French Consulate of San Francisco
and Unifrance USA, presents French Cinema Now, Thursday,
October 28Wednesday,
November 3, at Landmark’s
Embarcadero Center Cinema
, One Embarcadero Center, Promenade
Level. The weeklong annual festival brings the most significant new work
from one of the world’s most renowned filmmaking countries to
discerning Bay Area audiences. FCN covers a broad spectrum of subject
matter and genres, builds a comprehensive picture of the current moment
in French cinema and delivers some of the country’s most vital
filmmakers in person to San Francisco audiences.

Address: 
39 Mesa Street Suite 110
Festival Programmer Name: 
Rachel Rosen
City: 
San Francisco
State: 
CA
Festival Press Contact Name: 
Hillary Hart
Zip code: 
94129
Festival Press Contact Email: 
Country: 
United States
Telephone: 
415-561-5000
Next Festival Dates: 
10/28/2011 - 11/04/2011
Fax: 
415-440-1760

“French films play to packed houses at the San Francisco International
Film Festival, demonstrating both the wide range of quality work that
deserves to be seen by local audiences and the size of the Francophile
population in the Bay Area,” said Rachel Rosen, Film Society director of
programming. “It’s a wonder that a French film festival wasn’t launched
here years ago. This year’s FCN selection showcases the broad-ranging
thematic concerns and cinematic styles of directors working today from
acknowledged master Bertrand Tavernier to first-time helmer Katell
Quillévéré, who debuted at this year’s Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes.”

The
visceral and cerebral extremes of Gallic cinema in French Cinema Now
provide a snapshot of this moment in French filmmaking, culture and
society, from Alain Cavalier’s intimate, small-scale memoir Irène
to Tavernier’s sweeping historical drama The Princess of
Montpensier
. New and established talents share the acting
spotlight from newcomer Clara Augarde, playing a confused teenager in Love
Like Poison
, to Guillaume Depardieu, in one of his final
performances in Sarah Leonor’s A Real Life, to
Juliette Binoche, who won the Best Actress prize at Cannes for her
wonderful portrayal of an antique shop owner in Abbas Kiarostami’s Certified
Copy
.

Festival Nickname: 
FCN
Edition: 
2010
Festival Logo: 
Theme: 
French Films
Is the Festival open to the public ?: 
Yes
Does the Festival have a market?: 
No
Does the Festival have a competition ?: 
Yes
Category/Format: 
Mixed

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About SanFranciscoFilmSociety

Graham Leggat
(San Francisco Film Society)

The San Francisco Film Society encourages the progressive evolution of film culture and individual lives by celebrating the transformative power of the moving image in all its forms. Through a combination of intelligent programming and exemplary service, it creates singularly vital experiences for audiences of all kinds. 
The presenter of the longest-running film festival in the Americas, the Film Society is a world-class institution dedicated to elevating the artistic quality and social impact of the medium. It provides invaluable support to deserving filmmakers, touches and inspires film lovers of all ages, and acts as a leading light worldwide for the presentation of peerless programs and events.

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