Preview of Fall Season 2013

We just announced an exciting array of programs scheduled for Fall 2013, kicking off in October with the residency of Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Diab and continuing with six in-depth festivals spotlighting regional cinemas from around the globe. Announcements with complete details about each program will be made in the coming weeks.  Keep your eye on our Fall Season page!

Artist in Residence: Mohamed Diab, October 1–15

Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Diab’s two-week residency features a screening of his directorial debut Cairo 678 with a moderated Q&A (Oct 10 at New People Cinema), a free artist talk (Oct 14 at FilmHouse), numerous visits to Bay Area high school and college classrooms and networking events with the local film community.

Hong Kong Cinema, October 4–6, Vogue Theatre

The third annual festival of recent works from one of the world’s most exciting filmmaking hubs offers a wild mix of genres, presents retrospective classics and features performances from the region’s biggest stars.

Sister Cities Cinema: Zurich / SF, October 18–20, New People Cinema

This brand new series celebrates the tenth anniversary of the sister-city relationship between Zurich and San Francisco by highlighting some of the most exciting cinema depicting each city and exploring their shared sensibilities through film.

Taiwan Film Days, November 1–3, Vogue Theatre

From their melodramatic heights to their gritty crime-ridden depths, the films featured in this weekend celebration of new work from Taiwan provide a comprehensive picture of the diverse island state.

French Cinema Now, November 7–10, Landmark’s Clay Theatre

Now in its sixth year, French Cinema Now consists of four glorious days dedicated to significant new works of francophone cinema from France, Belgium, Quebec and anywhere else you hear the sweet sounds of the French language.

New Italian Cinema, November 13–17, Landmark’s Clay Theatre

Exploring the rich cinematic tradition of Italy and discovering its newest generation of filmmakers, this 17th edition features a tribute to Neapolitan cinema and a seven-film competition for the prestigious City of Florence Award.

Cinema by the Bay, November 22–24, Roxie Theater

The Film Society’s fifth annual celebration of new work by homegrown talent highlights the passion, innovation and diversity of Bay Area filmmaking and inducts a new group to our expanding pantheon of local cinematic luminaries at Essential SF.

Artist in Residence: Sebastián Silva, December 2–16

A recent guest of the San Francisco International Film Festival, acclaimed Chilean filmmaker Sebastián Silva (Crystal Fairy) returns to the city for a two-week residency which includes a screening of one of his films, a free artist talk and a full slate of visits to Bay Area high school and college classrooms and networking events with the local film community.