I remember reading someplace that a good story often just falls into your lap fully formed. Now I don’t want to speculate over whether my story is a good one or not, that conjecture is now in the capable hands of film going audiences everywhere, so you can make your own decision, but that’s how it came to me – fully formed. However it still took four years to shape into a script that anyone was willing to finance.Read More
Alfred Hitchcock has defined much for classic cinema. A short list consists of making his name a style unto itself and actors legendary icons. Though we see so much of his influence, little has been watched from his early career...as a silent film director! Sir Alfred's rare silent films are fascinating celluloid predecessors and gems to behold at SF Silent Film Festival's premiere of Hitchcock 9. The gallery below is our homage and a deeper token of appreciation is to see them on that glorious theatre screen with musical accompaniment, June 13-16 at Castro Theatre.
The San Francisco Film Society wrapped its 56th San Francisco International Film Festival with 263 screenings of 158 films from 51 countries, which were attended by over 210 filmmakers and industry guests from over 21 countries around the globe. During its 15-day run, SFIFF56 showed 67 Narrative Features, 28 Documentary Features and a total of 63 short films.
This year the International awarded over $70,000 in prizes—one of the largest cash totals distributed by a U.S. film festival—to emerging and established filmmakers from ten countries around the world. Below are the award winning films.Read More
The Weinstein Company has finally unveiled the trailer for SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grant Winner Fruitvale Station - watch it below. With a Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award in tow, we anticipate a fantastic reception for its upcoming international debut at Festival de Cannes' 'Un Certain Regard.' After the film will finally be in theaters July 12; Bay Area screening party TBD.
Our warmest congratulations and support to director Ryan Coogler - you've made our Bay Area community well-up from film joy!
A2E OnRamp (The Direct Distribution Lab) filmmakers, tech partners and consultants after 4 intense days working on plans for the direct distribution of the 12 A2E films (they look tired but happy yes?). Standby for more exciting news!
In the meantime, fill yourself in with Alison Willmore's "Is Direct Distribution the Future for Indie Film? Notes From A2E at the 2013 San Francisco International Film Festival" on Indiewire.