From the Archive: Oscar Winners at SFIFF

From the Archive: Oscar Winners at SFIFF

Oscar-winning actors, actresses, directors, writers, and producers have graced the San Francisco International Film Festival many times in years past. Quite a few of them picked up SFFIF's own awards while here, including the Peter J. Owens Award for excellence in acting, the Akira Kurosawa Award in directing, and the Founder's Directing Award. Let's take a trip down a red-carpet-lined memory lane.

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George, Sean & Willie Welcome the Annual SFIFF UFO

George Gund III was an avid film lover and distinguished philanthropist, and his unwavering support of the San Francisco Film Society spanned more than four decades. He led SFFS and its annual San Francisco International Film Festival into a period of unprecedented growth and success, resulting in a robust year-round cultural organization that now reaches more cinema enthusiasts and supports more filmmakers than any other time in its history.

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)!!