Educating Onscreen: Civil Rights & Activism

Educating Onscreen: Civil Rights & Activism

Much of our educational programming this past fall centered on social justice issues in cinema. We brought films—from docs about local civil rights groups to Hollywood productions about the fight for gay rights—and the filmmakers behind these movies together with Bay Area students and educators.

All in all, a very busy fall.
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2016 Producer Fellows Announced

2016 Producer Fellows Announced

We are thrilled to announce the latest recipients of SFFS Producer Fellowships, which are designed to highlight the producer’s craft by providing tangible assistance to emerging filmmaking talent.

Four new Fellows will receive funding, FilmHouse residencies, unique access to the Bay Area filmmaking community and more.
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Inaugural Sloan Science in Cinema Prize: The Martian

Inaugural Sloan Science in Cinema Prize: The Martian

We are pleased to share that Ridley Scott’s The Martian is the inaugural recipient of the Sloan Science in Cinema Prize, which celebrates the depiction of science in narrative feature filmmaking.

Honoring an adventurous, accurate and remarkably witty story about human resourcefulness and the technology we utilize to explore the vast galaxy we inhabit.
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Essential SF Q&A: Jenni Olson

Essential SF Q&A: Jenni Olson

"My background, initially, is as a film festival programmer. It was how I came out, so I’ve always had this sense of how essential it is, how life-changing, how lifesaving it can be to see images of ourselves on screen, for all identity-based groups where you’re not represented in mainstream film."

Meet the remarkable Jenni Olson. Officially Essential SF.
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Essential SF Q&A: Michael Fox

Essential SF Q&A: Michael Fox

Michael Fox began writing about movies in 1987, a year and a half after he moved to San Francisco for a job in a completely unrelated field. He has contributed to dozens of regional and national publications, with extended runs at Release Print, Film/Tape World, SF360, the East Bay Monthly, j. and KQED Arts.

Meet journalist Michael Fox, one of our 2015 Essential SF inductees.
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