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The Berlin & Beyond Film Festival (Sept 27-Oct 4) will honor legendary German acting talent Mario Adorf

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The Berlin & Beyond Film Festival (Sept 27-Oct 4) is excited to announce that it will honor legendary German acting talent Mario Adorf with a lifetime achievement award in acting and a four-film tribute as part of its 17th annual program. The festival will screen the actor’s classic films The Tin Drum (Saturday Sept 29th, 8:45PM), Ship of the Dead (Friday, Sept 28th, 4:30PM) and Lola (Tuesday, Oct 2nd, 6:00PM) and will present the award at the screening of his most recent film The Rhino an...

55th San Francisco International Film Festival wrapped

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Rachel Rosen, director of programming for the San Francisco Film Society, Benoit Jacquot, director of FAREWELL, MY QUEEN, and Melanie Blum, SFFS interim executive director, arriving at Opening Night of the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 19, 2012.  Photo © Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society The longest-Running Film Festival in the Americas Enjoys a Spectacular Year with Superb Programming, Numerous Spe...

SF Golden Gate Award winners

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This evening the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, presented by the San Francisco Film Society, announced the juried Golden Gate Award winners, New Directors Prize winner and FIPRESCI Prize winner at a ceremony held at Rasselas Jazz Club and Restaurant in the historic Fillmore district. This year the Festival awarded over $70,000 in prizes to emerging and established filmmakers from nine countries around the globe. Golden Gate Award Documentary Feature Winners Documenta...

The films in competition for the San Francisco International Film Festival New Directors Prize

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  11 Narrative Features From Nine Countries Contend for $15,000 New Directors Prize, 12 Documentaries From Nine Countries Contend for $35,000 in Cash Prizes The 55th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 19 - May 3) today announced the films in competition for the New Directors Prize and the Golden Gate Awards for documentary features. The International will award $70,000 in total prizes this year. The New Directors Prize of $15,000 will be given to a narrative first feature...

The SAN FRANCISCO GREEN FILM FESTIVAL Extended Submission Deadline to October 29!!

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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...

Call for Entries // 2012 San Francisco Green Film Festival

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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...

SFIFF54 Announces Award Winners

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  Golden Gate Award Documentary Feature Winners Investigative Documentary Feature:   Crime After Crime, Yoav Potash (USA 2011)  · Winner receives $25,000 cash prize Documentary Feature:   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...

Select SFIFF Films will be Made Available to Festival Scope Members Worldwide

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  Select SFIFF Films will be Made Available to Festival Scope Members Worldwide The San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21-May 5) is excited to announce that the Festival has been invited to join Festival Scope, a new Internet platform that allows programming of selected film festivals to be viewed online by film professionals around the world.   "We see the participation of SFIFF in Festival Scope as a substantial benefit for the works programmed...

54th San Francisco International Film Festival Will Present Founder's Directing Award to Oliver Stone

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Director Will Receive Honor at Film Society Awards Night at Bimbo’s 365 Club and Onstage Tribute at Sundance Kabuki CinemasThe San Francisco Film Society announced today that Oliver Stone will be the recipient of the Founder’s Directing Award at the 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21–May 5). The FDA will be presented to Stone at Film Society Awards Night, Thursday, April 28 at Bimbo’s 365 Club.The Film Society’s highly regarded Youth Education program wi...

54th San Francisco International Film Festival Presents Midnight Award to Clifton Collins Jr.

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Late Night Awards Ceremony Celebrates Compelling Actor of 'Capote' and 'Star Trek' The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21–May 5) is excited to announce that Clifton Collins Jr. will be honored at the fourth Midnight Awards,10:30 pm, Saturday, April 23 at the W San Francisco. The Midnight Awards takes the form of a late night talk show, hosted by Beth Lisick, New York Times best-selling author and coorganizer of the Porchlight Storytelling Series, with live mus...

54th San Francisco International Film Festival Presents New Series of Master Classes and Salons

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Conversations Offer Opportunities for Deeper Audience Engagement with Festival Films and Filmmakers The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21–May 5) will present two new Conversations series designed to deepen and enhance the Festival experience, giving filmgoers the opportunity to go a step beyond the post-screening Q&A. An extension of the Film Society’s year-round Film Craft & Film Studies program, Master Classes are an opportunity to engage with special ...

Oliver Stone to receive Honor at San Francisco Film Society Awards Night

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  Director Will Receive Honor at Film Society Awards Night at Bimbo's 365 Club and Onstage Tribute at Sundance Kabuki Cinemas   San Francisco, CA -- The San Francisco Film Society announced today that Oliver Stone will be the recipient of the Founder's Directing Award at the 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21 - May 5). The FDA will be presented to Stone at Film Society Awards Night, Thursday, April 28 at Bimbo's 365 Club.     ...

54TH SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WILL PRESENT KANBAR SCREENWRITING AWARD TO FRANK PIERSON

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 Screenwriter/Director Will Receive Honor at Film Society Awards Night and an Onstage Tribute Featuring Dog Day Afternoon   San Francisco, CA – The San Francisco Film Society announced today that Frank Pierson will be the recipient of the Kanbar Award for excellence in screenwriting at the 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21–May 5). The Kanbar Award, which acknowledges the crucial importance of a script in the production of an exceptional film, will b...

54TH SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WILL PRESENT MEL NOVIKOFF AWARD TO SERGE BROMBERG

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 French Collector, Archivist and Showman Extraordinaire Will Present Retour de Flamme: Rare and Restored Films in 3-D at the Castro Theatre   San Francisco, CA – The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21–May 5) will present the 2011 Mel Novikoff Award to the extraordinary showman Serge Bromberg for his invaluable work as a collector, preservationist, exhibitor, programmer and enthusiast of cinematic treasures, Sunday, May 1 at 5:00 pm at the Castro Th...

San Francisco International Film Festival

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

 

Call for Entries: 6th Annual ATA Film & Video Festival

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Hello! Here is the call for submissions for ATA's 2011 Film & Video Festival Festival. Please, note that this year we are also open to proposals for workshops, installations and media performances. Could you post it in the opportunities section of your blog? Thanks! Isabel ATA Film & Video Festival Artists’ Television Access invites experimental film and video makers to submit their work to its 6th Annual ATA Film and Video Festival. Short works including but not limited to...

French Cinema Now

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.

San Francisco Ocean Film Festival will go for 8

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8th Annual Festival to be Held March 9-13, 2011 The San Francisco Ocean Film Festival will run the eighth annual festival, March 9-13, 2011. Presented by Aquarium of the Bay and The Bay Institute and NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuaries, the Festival will again take place adjacent to the Aquarium’s entrance at Theatre 39 on PIER 39.With a reputation as the largest and most diverse festival of its kind, the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival features documentaries, animations, narratives and ot...

Cinema by the Bay festival set dates

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The San Francisco Film Society announced today that the second annual Cinema by the Bay festival, a highlight of the expanded SFFS Fall Season, will run November 5 - 7. CBTB is a celebration of the passion, innovation and diversity of Bay Area filmmaking, the pioneering spirit of local directors and the incredible depth and breadth of the region's film and media production. The three-day festival will feature the best new work produced in or about the San Francisco Bay Area and provide audiences...

The San Francisco Film Society wrapped its 53rd San Francisco International Film

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The San Francisco Film Society wrapped its 53rd San Francisco International Film Festival (April 22 - May 6) with 293 screenings of 181 films from 46 countries, with 188 filmmakers and 104 industry guests from 23 countries in attendance and more than 75,000 filmgoers. The Festival sold out 92 screenings during its 15-day run, including five sellouts of the 1,400-seat Castro Theatre (An Evening with Roger Ebert & Friends, An Evening with Robert Duvall, world premiere of All About Evil, 20...

5th Annual ATA Film & Video Festival> Call for Entries

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Artists' Television Access is accepting submissions for its 5th Annual ATA Film and Video Festival. We are looking for experimental film and video, including but not limited to, animation, documentary, narrative, abstract and found footage. The ATA Film and Video Festival is committed to showcasing short films and videos that use an unconventional stylistic and technical approach and bring up subjects or concepts that not only entertain, but also provoke, our diverse audience. En...

If You're Going to San Francisco ... International Film Festival

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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...

If You're Going to San Francisco ... International Film Festival

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If You're Going to San Francisco ... International Film Festival 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. The festival logo, inside the historic Castro TheatreThen there's the topography of San Francisco,...

San Francisco International Film Festival (April 22 - May 6) will close with Joan Rivers--A Piece of Work,

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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 ...

50th Anniversary of San Francisco Mime Troupe at Mill Valley Fest

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Since I call myself "interested in theatre" and I lived in San Francisco for four years,it's probably some sort of sin that I had never heard of the San Francisco Mime Troupe before Friday.  When I sawthe Mill Valley Film Festival was having an event: Troupers: 50 Years of the San Francisco Mime Troupe I was intrigued, but also sincerely thought I was infor a night of miming- in my mind silent acting.   The illustrious Peter Coyote introduced the event by reading a section from his ...

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