In Focus: Peter Nicks on Escaping Morgantown

In Focus: Peter Nicks on Escaping Morgantown

Not only are there very few of us out there able to finance our own films, but more troubling is that this truly precludes talent from the lower end of the economic ladder from getting the opportunities they deserve.

Peter Nicks shares his inspiration, challenges, opportunities, and SFFS' impact on Escaping Morgantown, recent SFFS / KRF grant-winning film project.

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In Focus: Aurora Guerrero on Los Valientes / The Brave Ones

In Focus: Aurora Guerrero on Los Valientes / The Brave Ones

Word of mouth within the cyberworld has launched my career. I love it. I like the ability to engage with audiences from the very beginning. There's a momentum it creates that keeps filmmakers like me on the map and inspired to keep creating.

Aurora Guerrero shares her inspiration, challenges, opportunities, and SFFS' impact on Los Valientes / The Brave Ones, recent SFFS / KRF grant-winning film project.

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Screenings for Schools: Fruitvale Station

Screenings for Schools: Fruitvale Station

Last week, SFFS Education hosted six free screenings of Fruitvale Station—with director Ryan Coogler and other special guests in attendance—for a combined audience of just over 2,000 teachers and students in San Francisco and Berkeley, including four theater screenings, one school screening, and one visit to the SF Juvenile Justice Center.

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Open Vein Cinema Flows by the Bay

Open Vein Cinema Flows by the Bay

Cinema by the Bay director Zoran Lisinac guest blogs on his “cross media” casting in Along the Roadside and his development on “Open Vein Cinema” - featuring free-flowing storytelling without sweeteners, censors or gatekeepers.

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Gallery: The Inaugural Fall Celebration

Gallery: The Inaugural Fall Celebration

On Thursday, November 14 at The Battery, we rolled out the red carpet to honor creativity, innovation, collaboration, and inspiration in cinema at the Film Society's inaugural Fall Celebration!  

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Filmmaker360's Michele Turnure-Salleo on Grant Winning Secrets

Filmmaker360's Michele Turnure-Salleo on Grant Winning Secrets

In a follow up blog inspired by last month’s Film Independent Forum panel Fund-That-Doc, panelist and Filmmaker360 Director Michele Turnure-Salleo offers priceless insight into what can make a grant application's work samples stand out against the odds.

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