The San Francisco Film Society, in partnership with the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, just announced that Lea Nakonechny has been awarded the 2014 Djerassi Residency Award / San Francisco Film Society Screenwriting Fellowship, for continuing development of her script A Sweeter World!Read More
Come celebrate the amazing photographer behind documenting most of our festival history at the opening reception for Pamela Gentile's Photos from the Archives: San Francisco International Film Festival, Thursday October 17, 6:30–8:30 pm at Sundance Kabuki Cinemas!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
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.