See More SFIFF: Afternoon Delight, Good Ol' Freda and Populaire

See More SFIFF: Afternoon Delight, Good Ol' Freda and Populaire

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.

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RIP Ray Dolby, Pioneering Sound Engineer

Ray Dolby (1933-2013) at the San Francisco Film Society Awards Night, May 7, 2013. Recipient of the inaugural Gearge Gund III Award for lifetime achievement in cinema.  PHOTO: Pamela Gentile

Ray Dolby (1933-2013) at the San Francisco Film Society Awards Night, May 7, 2013. Recipient of the inaugural Gearge Gund III Award for lifetime achievement in cinema.  PHOTO: Pamela Gentile

When I think of movies, the Dolby logo comes up in front of my face, but what is unique about him is that he took what was everyday in film - sound - and made it extraordinary.
— Ted Hope, SF Film Society Executive Director

Through the Eyes of a Filmmaker: Tommy Oliver

Through the Eyes of a Filmmaker: Tommy Oliver

"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, Filmmaker360

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A Story from Behind the Scenes: Short Term 12

A Story from Behind the Scenes: Short Term 12

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.

 

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Young Filmmakers Camp Featured in SF Chronicle

Liiy Cunningham, center, pictures a shot with Daryl Fallon, left, and Meave Cunningham, right, during a day of shooting their films for the San Francisco Film Society's Young Filmmakers Camp at the University High School in San Francisco, Calif. on July 17, 2013. Photo: Ian C. Bates, The Chronicle

Liiy Cunningham, center, pictures a shot with Daryl Fallon, left, and Meave Cunningham, right, during a day of shooting their films for the San Francisco Film Society's Young Filmmakers Camp at the University High School in San Francisco, Calif. on July 17, 2013. Photo: Ian C. Bates, The Chronicle

The main reason I went to camp was to learn about the other fields of filmmaking. The first week was fun and informative. The second week was super rushed, like I would imagine on future film sets. It literally took a whole day to shoot 45 minutes. And we used five minutes.
— Spencer Collantes, 13