Board of Directors Chairman George Gund and Margot deWildt at the 28th San Francisco International Film Festival, 1985. Photo by Bruce Forrester.
George Gund III and George Gund IV, 1986. Photo by Pamela Gentile.
George Gund III and George Gund IV, 2008. Photo by Pamela Gentile.
George Gund III and Jeanette Etheredge, 1986.
George Gund III and Jeanette Etheredge, 2009. Photo by Tommy Lau.
GGIII with SFFS staff and Toshiro Mifune at the 33rd SF International Film Festival in 1990. Photo by Pamela Gentile.
Mayor Willie L. Brown Jr. and George Gund III at the 44th San Francisco International Film Festival, 2001. Photo by Pamela Gentile.
George Gund III and fellow SFFS board member Maurice Kanbar at the 47th San Francisco International Film Festival, 2004. Photo by Pamela Gentile.
George Gund III arrives at the Castro Theatre for the Opening Night of the 49th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 20th, 2006. Photo by Pamela Gentile.
Terence Stamp, recipient of the Peter J. Owens Award, Oliver Stone, recipient of the Founder's Directing Award, George Gund III, Chairman of the Board of the San Francisco Film Society and Frank Pierson, recipient of the Kanbar Award at Film Society Awards Night at the 54th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 28, 2011. Photo by Pamela Gentile.
Yesss: SF IndieFest kicks off in just over a week! Fifteen days of new independent features from around the world (and around the Bay, too). See sfindie.com for details.
Pictured: Diamond Tongues, February 20 & 22 at the Roxie Theater.
Much of our recent educational programming has centered on social justice issues and activism in film. In the past few months, we've brought an array of filmmakers and their movies together with Bay Area school groups. Scoot over to blog.sffs.org to learn just what we've been up to.
Terry Zwigoff at #SFIFF 28 with swag from his film #LouieBluie. Excited to see him at Alamo Drafthouse this Wednesday with #Ghostworld. Photo by Bruce Forrester.
Pleased to announce the phenomenal films up for the latest round of SFFS / Kenneth Rainin Foundation Filmmaking Grants. Meet the fourteen narrative features in contention for $300,000 in funding and more at blog.sffs.org.
Pictured: Barry Jenkins, writer/director of #Moonlight.
Announcing our new Producer Fellows: Four indie filmmakers who will receive funding, residencies, unique networking opportunities and more. Head over to blog.sffs.org to meet this scrappy crew of creatives.
Pictured: Kyle Martin, a 2016 Fellow whose films include #TheGreatInvisible, #TinyFurniture and more.
Ryan Coogler is an incredibly talented and generous filmmaker. Pictured here at a Screenings for Schools event we programmed with his film #FruitvaleStation back in 2013.
Wishing his latest, #Creed, got a little more love from The Academy. Nonetheless, we of all orgs know that the #Oscars miss tons of amazing films each year. Catch a spotlight of Coogler's work at the Roxie Theater starting tomorrow.
Photo by Lizzy Brooks.
You may remember #TheDamKeeper from the 57th SFIFF, but we've been doing much work with the minds behind this Academy Award-nominated short since then. Head to blog.sffs.org to read about an educational program we designed in collaboration with the filmmakers from #TonkoHouse.
Parker Posey before presenting Richard Linklater with our directing award at #SFIFF 57.
Catch her TOMORROW at SF Sketchfest in conversation with the hilarious and multi-talented John Lurie (Stranger Than Paradise, Down by Law and other Jarmusch gems). Photo by Pamela Gentile.
Mark yr brand new 2016 calendars: #SFIFF 59 runs April 21–May 5. Photo by Tommy Lau.
Castro marquee announces the 43rd San Francisco International Film Festival. 📷 by Pamela Gentile. #TBT