SFIFF57 Wraps!

SFIFF57 Wraps!

The San Francisco Film Society wrapped its 57th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 24–May 8) with 263 screenings of 168 films from 56 countries, which were attended by over 300 filmmakers and industry guests from over 20 countries. Over 15 days, SFIFF57 showed 74 narrative features, 29 documentary features and a total of 65 short films.  See all the highlights and photo galleries!

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From the Archive: 2014 Oscar Nominees at SFIFF

From the Archive: 2014 Oscar Nominees at SFIFF

Four SFIFF alumni are nominated for this year's Oscars. Four of them - Morgan Neville, Joshua Oppenheimer, Richard Linklater, and Zachary Heinzerling - brought their currently nominated films to the 56th SFIFF last year. Try to spot them at the awards on Sunday!

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From the Archive: Oscar Winners at SFIFF

From the Archive: Oscar Winners at SFIFF

Oscar-winning actors, actresses, directors, writers, and producers have graced the San Francisco International Film Festival many times in years past. Quite a few of them picked up SFFIF's own awards while here, including the Peter J. Owens Award for excellence in acting, the Akira Kurosawa Award in directing, and the Founder's Directing Award. Let's take a trip down a red-carpet-lined memory lane.

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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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School Scene: Animator Jonathan Ng

School Scene: Animator Jonathan Ng

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.

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Hong Kong Cinema: Kung-fu Gif-away

Hong Kong Cinema: Kung-fu Gif-away

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!

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