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year the International awarded over $70,000 in prizes—one of the
largest cash totals distributed by a U.S. film festival—to emerging and
established filmmakers from ten countries around the world.
Due to unprecedented
demand, Steven Soderbergh has given The San Francisco Film Society
permission to release this video that was recorded initially only for
archival purposes. The full transcript is also provided.
Yesterday's San Francisco Chronicle Datebook featured some familiar faces with a double feature on the San Francisco Film Society. Executive Director Ted Hope made the cover(!) and Filmmaker360 Director Michele Turnure-Salleo talked about helping great films get made.
Also, make sure not to miss the bonus 16 capsules full of exciting SFIFF films and events! See you at Opening Night this Thrsday!
Whether you're hankering for gangster action or stunning non-fiction, SFIFF56 has something for every cinephile, especially in our focus on Asian films. Watch trailers here of some the best films in contemporary cinema from Indonesia, China, Japan, Cambodia, South Korea, and Hong Kong - including the award-winning Cold War. Don't miss their screenings at this year's festival!
Artists, musicians, creatives, and art lovers alike looking to find their SFIFF56 picks should check out our festival selections - from the Beatles to Peaches, magic to playwrights, and pop art to Dalí. Check out our arts & music film trailers here and don't miss them at the festival!
We are deeply saddened by the news that legendary film critic, journalist, and screenwriter Roger Ebert, passed away today. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. His work influenced many, and raised the bar high for film criticism.
"A great movie can involve not plot but life, and the daily living of it," he wrote in 2005. "Although movies can amuse and excite us, their greatest consolation comes when they understand us." -Ebert at the Movies by Jason Sanders
We are thankful to have honored him at the 53rd San Francisco International Film Festival with the Novikoff Award.
Yesterday we toasted to the 56th San Francisco International Film Festival with our Press Conference, Member's Night, and Festival website launch! Our trailer has gone public, film guides are out, and merchandise is in and on sale. Hats off to our amazing staff, volunteers, members and supporters who made last night a blast!
Just for fun, George joined Sean Penn, San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown and Bay Area writer Armistead Maupin in making a cameo appearance in the 41st San Francisco International Film Festival trailer at Tosca Cafe.
And just so you know - The press conference for our 56th San Francisco Interplanetary Film Festival is just a few days away (April 2)!!