In Focus: Kat Candler on Hellion

In Focus: Kat Candler on Hellion

But honestly in the end, it still boils down to proving yourself as an artist and working your ass off to get your work on screen. I feel like you can never give up.

Kat Candler shares her inspiration, challenges, opportunities, and SFFS' impact on Hellion, recent SFFS / KRF grant-winning film project.

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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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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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On Bay Area Screens: SFFS-Supported Fruitvale Station

On Bay Area Screens: SFFS-Supported Fruitvale Station

Anticipation has risen to a fever pitch with Ryan Coogler's Fruitvale Station finally opening in Bay Area theaters this Friday! The Film Society has had the great honor of bearing witness to and supporting the development of this award-winning film from its earliest stages to its completion and we are all immensely proud of Ryan. 

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