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.
We launched our A2E (Artist To Entrepreneur) program at the San Francisco Film Society with OnRamp (The Direct Distribution Lab). This is a pilot lab of a pilot program designed to give filmmakers the necessary entrepreneurial skills to achieve a sustainable creative life amidst this changing paradigm.Read More
"We are story animals. And we need to tell our stories in as direct, as
unmediated, and as emotionally resonant a way as possible."
-Stephen Apkon, from The Age of the Image: Redefining Literacy in a World of Screens
Photos by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of the San Francisco Film Society
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Filmmaker360 provides unparalleled assistance and opportunities including grants, prizes, development assistance, and residencies for working filmmakers at all stages of their careers.
Yesterday's San Francisco Chronicle Datebook featured some familiar faces with a double feature on the San Francisco Film Society. Executive Director Ted Hope made the cover(!) and Filmmaker360 Director Michele Turnure-Salleo talked about helping great films get made.
Also, make sure not to miss the bonus 16 capsules full of exciting SFIFF films and events! See you at Opening Night this Thrsday!
Whether you're hankering for gangster action or stunning non-fiction, SFIFF56 has something for every cinephile, especially in our focus on Asian films. Watch trailers here of some the best films in contemporary cinema from Indonesia, China, Japan, Cambodia, South Korea, and Hong Kong - including the award-winning Cold War. Don't miss their screenings at this year's festival!
Artists, musicians, creatives, and art lovers alike looking to find their SFIFF56 picks should check out our festival selections - from the Beatles to Peaches, magic to playwrights, and pop art to Dalí. Check out our arts & music film trailers here and don't miss them at the festival!