Four SFIFF alumni are nominated for this year's Oscars. Four of them - Morgan Neville, Joshua Oppenheimer, Richard Linklater, and Zachary Heinzerling - brought their currently nominated films to the 56th SFIFF last year. Try to spot them at the awards on Sunday!Read More
Oscar-winning actors, actresses, directors, writers, and producers have graced the San Francisco International Film Festival many times in years past. Quite a few of them picked up SFFIF's own awards while here, including the Peter J. Owens Award for excellence in acting, the Akira Kurosawa Award in directing, and the Founder's Directing Award. Let's take a trip down a red-carpet-lined memory lane.Read More
Last week, SFFS Education hosted six free screenings of Fruitvale Station—with director Ryan Coogler and other special guests in attendance—for a combined audience of just over 2,000 teachers and students in San Francisco and Berkeley, including four theater screenings, one school screening, and one visit to the SF Juvenile Justice Center.Read More
By Keith Zwolfer, SFFS Youth Education Manager
One of our many Youth Education programs brings visiting filmmakers into the classrooms - it is our crusade to inspire the next generation of mediamakers as well as cultivate lasting cinema appreciation. Last Thursday we had a classroom visit with Montreal animator Jonathan Ng and his short film Requiem for Romance.Read More
With deep respect and in honor of Hong Kong Cinema's tribute to Lau Kar-leung (aka Liu Chia-liang), we're offering two pairs of tickets (4 tickets total) to both The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter and The 36th Chamber of Shaolin for Best Original Kung-fu Gif and one ticket to each (2 tickets total) for Best Found Kung-fu Gif!Read More
"We are so proud to support Tommy and his personal and very moving film, 1982. I'm excited to follow his TIFF experience…His energy and enthusiasm is contagious and I know it will be a thrill seeing the premiere of his film unfold." - Michele Turnure-Salleo, Director, Filmmaker360Read More
by Team Short Term 12
Making an independent film is no easy task. It is truly a never-ending process, one that takes you through the highest of highs and sometimes the lowest of lows. The only way to make it through, alive (and a little sane) is with the helping hand of friends, family, and sometimes the kindness of strangers. For us, our kind stranger was the San Francisco Film Society, who over the course of time has become a very close friend.
Here's a throwback for you: when you search for Castro Theatre on Google Maps, SFIFF54 is on the marquee! Accompanying the fun find is John Waters Birthday Weekend and a special feature of Black Swan.