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It's Showtime @ the 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco

  Tickets on Sale Now! Films . Schedule/Tickets * Due to the current pandemic situation, and the safety of the attendees, the Iranian Film Festival will be VIRTUAL this year, presenting a record-breaking 60 films at its 14th annual event, September 18-19, 2021. The on-Demand option [VOD] is also available from September 20 to 26, 2021. The films range from fiction, documentary, animation, shorts, children....to m...

Golden Mulberry at Udine Far East Festival goes to Derek Tsang's 'Better Days'

22nd Far East Film Festival Opens Online in Udine Victim(s) Layla JI (Malaysia 2020) ©FEFF Reprinted from © Movie Magazine International , San Francisco By Moira Jean Sullivan The 22nd Far East Film Festival (FEFF) located in UDINE ITALY is held online this year using the same platform as the Cannes Film Market  (Marché du Film) at the end of June. 46 films  are to be screened June 26 - July 4, 2020  (4 ...

San Francisco Green Film Festival seeks Executive Director, Founder Rachel Caplan stepping down

SF Green Film Festival Seeks Executive Director to Lead the Organization into its Second Decade. Founder Rachel Caplan to Step Down After 10 Years of Leadership. SF Green Film Festival, the West Coast’s leading event for films and conversations about people and the planet, is seeking its first Executive Director. This decision follows the announcement of the departure of Founder Rachel Caplan who will be leaving the organization this year. ...

The 2019 San Francisco International Film Festival wrapped with 209 screenings from 52 countries

   Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart and Alfred George Bailey’s Show Me the Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall Win Audience Awards for Best Narrative Feature and Best Documentary San F...

San Andreas, Review: Earth, fire, water, disaster

San Andreas, Review: Earth, fire, water, disaster Almost all disaster films rely on one or more of the following elements: earth (quake), fire (inferno), water (flood, tsunami, sharks, piranha), wind (hurricane, tornado) and virus (epidemic). Since all of them have been done to death, we now have a category of alien invasions and inter-galactic warfare that has become extremely popular over the last 25 years or so. One wonders how much longer will this one last, though many of the films based...

Inaugural Recipients Announced for SFFS Women Filmmaker Fellowships

        Three Narrative Feature Filmmakers Wor...

Winners of the 2013 Sepanta Awards @ 6th Annual 'Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco'

Winners of 2013 Sepanta Awards @ 6th Annual 'Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco' Announced: Best Film: Parviz Best Director: Majid Barzegar for Parviz Best Actor: Levon Haftvan for Parviz Best Actress: Leila Hatami for Meeting Leila Best Screenplay: Hamed Rajabi, Bardia Yadegari, Majid Barzegar for Parviz Best Cinematography: Amin Jafari for Parviz Best Documentary: No Burqas Behind Bars, dire

8th Queer Women of Color Film Festival, San Francisco

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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

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  

5th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco

September 8-9, 2012 - www.IranianFilmFestival.org

2012 Submissions Open for the 5th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco

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 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...

Interview with "Saeed Shafa" founder of Iranain Film Festival - San Francisco

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Radio France International interview with "Saeed Shafa" about the 4th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco [September 10-11, 2011]. http://www.persian.rfi.fr/%D9%81%D8%B1%D9%87%D9%86%DA%AF-%D9%88-%D9%87%D9%86%D8%B1/20110827-%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%87-%D8%A7%D8%A8%D8%B1%DB%8C%D8%B4%D9%85 ...

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...

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

 

Santa Catalina Film Festival

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.

NY/SF International Children's Film Festival

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.

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.”

New Italian Cinema

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.

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