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SanFranciscoFilmSociety


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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San Francisco International Film Festival

Festival
Festival presentation: 

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

 

Festival Nickname: 
SFIFF
Edition: 
54
Festival Logo: 
Theme: 
African Films
American Films
Art-house films
Asian Films
Awards
Documentary
Education
European Films
Independent
International
Latin American Films
Category/Format: 
Documentaries
Fiction Features
Independant
Mixed
Short films
Festival Info
Price info: 
http://www.sffs.org/tickets
Last attendance: 
80000
Number of journalists: 
400
Next Festival Dates: 
04/21/2011 - 05/05/2011
Is the Festival open to the public ?: 
Yes
Does the Festival have a market?: 
No
Does the Festival have a competition ?: 
Yes
Festival Submission
Submission accepted on Fest21.com: 
No
Film call for entry start day: 
10/14/2011
Film call for entry deadline: 
12/12/2011
Festival Contact
Festival Director Name: 
Graham Leggat
Festival Programmer Name: 
Rachel Rosen
Festival Press Contact Name: 
Hillary Hart
Festival Press Contact Email: 

Highly anticipated by its loyal and passionate audiences, championed by civic and
community leaders, admired and adored by filmmakers and closely watched by
industry professionals, SFIFF is one of the most important events in the Bay
Area’s cultural calendar and an important stop on the international festival
circuit.

The International is deeply rooted in the strongest and finest traditions of
appreciation of film both as an art form and as a meaningful agent for social
change. It is a cultural treasure for Bay Area audiences, who embrace new
ideas, compassionate humanity and world citizenship. SFIFF features a bonanza
of narrative feature films, live action and animated shorts, television and
theatrical documentaries, experimental work and a variety of new digital media,
as well as a smart lineup of industry panels and seminars, awards events, onstage
tributes, retrospectives and the highly acclaimed Schools at the Festival
program, which brings 4,200 students in grades 1–12 into the festivities.

Remarkably intimate for a festival of its size and scope, the International combines a
range of marquee premieres, international competitions, hard-hitting
documentaries, digital media work and star-studded gala events.

Festival Organization
Name: 
San Francisco Film Society
Address: 
39 Mesa Street Suite 110
City: 
San Francisco
State: 
CA
Zip code: 
94129
Country: 
United States
Telephone: 
415-561-5000
Fax: 
415-440-1760

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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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