Make Your Own Fest
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
By Jacob Kornbluth
So there I was. I had totally given up on my film career in LA, and gone to live in Berkeley, CA. In trying to put together a fiction film, I had met Robert Reich and become friends with him. Reich and I had started making short videos together, they were successful, and I had begun thinking about how to make a film about what had happened to the American economy and the Middle class. But I had no idea where to start.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
By Jacob Kornbluth
My first documentary, Inequality For All, opens theatrically on September 27 in the top 25 markets. This is an extraordinary release for a doc, and I couldn’t be any more proud of the film.
As I go from film fest to film fest, people ask me all the time – when did you get the idea for the film? The strange but true answer is this: I got the idea for the film when I gave up on the film industry.
Jill Soloway's Afternoon Delight, produced by SFFS Board Member Jen Chaiken, Beatles documentary Good Ol' Freda, and SFIFF56 Audience Award winner Populaire are now screening in Bay Area theaters.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.