Tech Savvy: Collaborating with Pixar & Other Media Giants in the Bay

Tech Savvy: Collaborating with Pixar & Other Media Giants in the Bay

Developments in technology have altered everything from film production to the movie-watching experience. Here in the Bay Area, we share a home with many of the industry giants who have pioneered these changes, including Netflix, Lucasfilm and Pixar.

Reflecting on some recent collaborations with Pixar Animation Studios.
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Educating Onscreen: Civil Rights & Activism

Educating Onscreen: Civil Rights & Activism

Much of our educational programming this past fall centered on social justice issues in cinema. We brought films—from docs about local civil rights groups to Hollywood productions about the fight for gay rights—and the filmmakers behind these movies together with Bay Area students and educators.

All in all, a very busy fall.
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Roundup: Animation & SFFS Education

Roundup: Animation & SFFS Education

SFFS Education has been busy bringing leaders in animation to Bay Area schools. In recent weeks, Disney animation legend Glen Keane & Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Tomm Moore visited with SFFS and local students.

I felt emotional and happy when I saw this artist draw a beautiful piece of art and tell an inspiring love story. I learned that you can't give up on anything. If you keep trying, you can do anything you want. –Creative Arts student
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In Focus: Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider on Havana Curveball

In Focus: Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider on Havana Curveball

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!

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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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