SFFS at the 2015 Spirit Awards

We are so excited to see a slew of SFFS-supported films and SF International Film Festival vets nominated for Film Independent Spirit Awards! Among them are five films that the Film Society has supported through Filmmaker360 grants and services. Three of the films are SFFS / KRF Filmmaking grant winners; one is fiscally sponsored through Project Development and won a Golden Gate Award for Best Bay Area Documentary; and one was a participant in Off the Page screenwriting workshop.  In congratulating these filmmakers we'd also like to give a special shout out to FilmHouse resident and Producer Fellow Laura Wagner for It Felt Like Love. More details about these fantastic films and filmmakers below:

Directed by Ira Sachs
Fall 2013 SFFS / KRF Filmmaking Grant winner

Nominated for Best Feature, Best Screenplay and Best Male Lead (John Lithgow)



Directed by Sara Colangelo
Fall 2013 SFFS / KRF Filmmaking Grant winner and SFIFF57 alum

Nominated for Best First Screenplay


Directed by Chris Mason Johnson
Fall 2011 SFFS / KRF Filmmaking Grant winner and previous FilmHouse resident

Nominated for the John Cassavetes Award


Directed by Sara Dosa
Fiscally Sponsored Project, GGA winner for Best Bay Area Documentary, and the director is a former SFFS employee

Nominated for the Truer than Fiction Award


Directed by Gillian Robespierre
Off the Page Participant and SFIFF57 alum

Nominated for Best First Feature and Best Female Lead (Jenny Slate)