In Focus: Musa Syeed on Doctor

In Focus: Musa Syeed on Doctor

I think it's awesome that there are so many mentorship and talent development programs out there now. While we all could use money, it's also cool when I get investments in my creative development.

Musa Syeed shares his inspiration, challenges, opportunities, and SFFS' impact on Doctor, recent SFFS / KRF grant-winning film project.

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In Focus: Ira Sachs on Love Is Strange

In Focus: Ira Sachs on Love Is Strange

I wanted to make a romantic film about how my own relationship—my own marriage—might feel 30 years from now, as imperfect as ever, but with its kindness intact. 

Ira Sachs shares his inspiration, challenges, opportunities, and SFFS' impact on Love Is Strange, recent SFFS / KRF grant-winning film project.

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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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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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