In Focus: Elena Greenlee and her Dark Forest

In Focus: Elena Greenlee and her Dark Forest

An active member of the SF Film Society community, Elena Greenlee has been working to develop a screenplay for her film Dark Forest, which follows a hipster millennial—equally versed in neuroscience and party drugs—who steps out of her depth into the complex world of Amazonian shamanism.

Venture from our FilmHouse space to the Amazon with this hugely talented young filmmaker.
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A Conversation with Silas Howard

A Conversation with Silas Howard

Last fall, filmmakers Silas Howard and Antonia Crane won $35K from us for The Lusty, a film on the first exotic dancers' union. Since then, Howard has been, well, busy. (He's directed Transparent, made music videos for Peaches and scored a Guggenheim Fellowship, to name but a few things.) We caught up with him—and stole a few words from Crane, too—about The Lusty and indie filmmaking on the whole.

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Supported Films at the 2016 Spirit Awards

Supported Films at the 2016 Spirit Awards

Each year, the Film Independent Spirit Awards honor the best in indie cinema—and right up against the Oscars, which almost always take place the following day. We are immensely proud to support a diverse array films from a diverse array of filmmakers up for awards at this year's February 27 ceremony.

Five supported films are up for Spirit Awards this year.
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Introducing Our Fall 2015 SFFS / KRF FIlmmaking Grant Finalists

Introducing Our Fall 2015 SFFS / KRF FIlmmaking Grant Finalists

We are excited to share that, in partnership with the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, the Film Society has selected 14 finalists for the latest round of SFFS / KRF Filmmaking Grants.

Winners of the fall 2015 prize will be announced in November and are in contention for $300,000.
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