Foundations that recognize the cultural necessity of supporting an artist’s vision often get the ball rolling and enable you to get started and create the work that you end up providing to your 'curators' further down the line.
Filmmaker Tom Gilroy shares his spiritual inspiration for his latest feature project Our Lady of the Snow, and his personal experience in navigating the new waters of independent filmmaking and grant-giving organizations.Read More
Making a film like this back home is a big risk, especially when there is a possibility that a higher authority could stop the film. I needed this kind of support to kickstart the project and to show financiers that there will be international interest and support for this project.
Egyptian writer/director Mohamed Diab shares the politically charged inspiration for his latest feature project Clash, and reflects on his current status as a "revolutionary" filmmaker.Read More
Havana Curveball directors Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider share their SFIFF Schools at the Festival screening experience and the resounding impact of their son's Bar Mitzvah service project. Don't miss its World Premiere at San Francisco Jewish Film Festival!Read More
I think you have to imagine yourself as an entrepreneur as much as an artist. Even at the micro indie level, making a film is like starting a small business.
Travis Mathews, cowriter/director, and Keith Wilson, cowriter/producer, reflect on the early stages of their latest project Oscillate Wildly.Read More