I was bummed that I missed the Sundance panel on the New World of Indie Distribution.
Luckily, Scott Kirsner has the audio for download on his CinemaTech site. If you see me walking to work, crossing on the orange hand, headphones burrowed into my ears, you know they are speaking well of the future. Check it out (and I guess I should take a cue from Scott and start to record the panels I partake on...).
The Film Panel Notetaker has a few posts up too on some of the other panels. There is enough going on in the panels to fill a full year of film school curriculium. Still, I was hoping to find some more sparks.
I participated in "The Panic Button" and for all the heavyweights participating, I would've thought they'd be more coverage; I guess The Inauguration pulled the press away. Go figure. Maybe the biz is getting tired of hearing the old white guys speak. Reuters was there though. IndieFlix too. I did my best to get the business side (I was the only filmmaker) to recognize that they have to start giving back to the community a bit more if they don't want to see what's vibrant vanish, but Reuters only got the start of that argument.
SF Film Society Blog
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