We are excited to announce the projects that will receive a total of $335,000 in funding in the latest round of San Francisco Film Society / Kenneth Rainin Foundation Filmmaking Grants.Read More
Joel Shepard, Film/Video Curator at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts might have begun his career in his native Minnesota, but in the two decades plus that he’s been in the Bay Area, he has woven himself into the fabric of our cinema lives.Read More
In the late 1990s, Carrie Lozano was the copy editor for the San Francisco International Film Festival, and for other Bay Area film festivals. Those were baby steps on the road to a storied career in documentary filmmaking.Read More
The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), originally called the National Asian American Telecommunications Association (NAATA), founded in 1980, began with a conference on the UC Berkeley campus.Read More
An active member of the SF Film Society community, Elena Greenlee has been working to develop a screenplay for her film Dark Forest, which follows a hipster millennial—equally versed in neuroscience and party drugs—who steps out of her depth into the complex world of Amazonian shamanism.
Venture from our FilmHouse space to the Amazon with this hugely talented young filmmaker.Read More
We're pleased to reveal the ten finalists for this year's SF Film Society Documentary Film Fund awards—which total total $75,000 and support feature-length documentaries in postproduction.
200 applications. 10 finalists.Read More
A fourth-generation San Franciscan, Julie Soo always clears her schedule for our fall festivals. Apart from brushing up on her Cantonese and Mandarin through our Hong Kong and Taiwan film series, what she enjoys most about our programs is the chance to watch films with an audience.Read More
Last fall, filmmakers Silas Howard and Antonia Crane won $35K from us for The Lusty, a film on the first exotic dancers' union. Since then, Howard has been, well, busy. (He's directed Transparent, made music videos for Peaches and scored a Guggenheim Fellowship, to name but a few things.) We caught up with him—and stole a few words from Crane, too—about The Lusty and indie filmmaking on the whole.Read More