On the Scene: Exclusive Interview with Destin Daniel Cretton

We caught up with Destin Daniel Cretton, who is riding high from his recent sweep at SXSW -- his world premiere of Short Term 12 won both 2013 Grand Jury Award and the Audience Award for Narrative Feature competition!  Short Term 12 was a 2012 SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grant winner for postproduction. The video features an insightful interview with Destin about his filmmaking background and creative process, and includes behind-the-scenes footage from the film!


A film by Patrick Trefz for the San Francisco Film Society
Edited by Rosendo Ayala

SFFS to Austin! 3 Films Premiere at SXSW

Short Term 12

Short Term 12

SXSW's 2013's lineup was just announced and among them are three films that the Film Society has supported through grants and fiscal sponsorship as they've developed into feature-length films:

Short Term 12

directed by Destin Cretton
Narrativ
e Competition
2012 SFFS/KRF Filmmaking grant winner:  $79,000 for postproduction

The film follows Grace, a young supervisor at a foster-care facility, as she looks after the teens in her charge and reckons with her own troubled past. An unsparingly authentic film, full of both heart and surprising humor.

Spark: A Burning Man Story

directed by Steve Brown and Jessie Deeter
Documentary Spotlight
Currently in SFFS Project Development program

What happens when you allow yourself to act on your dreams? Spark takes us behind the curtain with organizers and participants of Burning Man, revealing a year of unprecedented challenges and growth.

This Ain't No Mouse Music

directed by Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling
Special Events
Currently in SFFS Project Development program

Roots music icon Chris Strachwitz (Arhoolie Records) takes us on a hip-shaking stomp from Texas to New Orleans, Cajun country to Appalachia, searching for the musical soul of America.