This press release just came in... As a fan of both outlets, I am jazzed. As a fan of specialized film and a dreamer of a land where we have the filters and curators necessary to deal with the challenge of The Grand Abundance (of Films), I am hopeful. As a producer of films far too cognizant of the challenges we all face, I am happy to share this news!
Filmwax Radio, a weekly talk show about independent film, is increasing its focus to include Video On Demand (VOD) subject matter and guests. The radio show, hosted by Filmwax's Adam Schartoff, is partnering with popular online publicationOn Demand Weekly to devote a monthly episode to movies on demand. Adam has interviewed film notables such as Ed Burns, William H. Macy and Joe Swanberg for On Demand Weekly in the past.
“We recognized Adam’s passion for film and gift of conversation with filmmakers. Working with Adam on the radio will shed a stronger light to our coverage of upcoming movies on demand. We’re looking foward to expanding our reach,” said Britt Bensen, Editor-In-Chief, Co-founder, On Demand Weekly.
“With the pre-theatrical and day-and-date models, the number of VOD releases is increasing and film fans are taking notice. Working with On Demand Weekly will help us identify the best new movies and talent for our audience,” said Adam Schartoff, Filmwax Radio.
Watch the Angulo Brothers from #TheWolfpack in the hilarious mashup of Mrs. Doubtfire, Sister Act, and Dirty Harry commissioned by #SFFS featured on our site sffs.org
Two weeks left until the Early Deadline for the #SFFS Hearst Screenwriting Grant on July 8th! Visit our site for details on the grant and deadlines www.sffs.org
Check out the #LizGarbus documentary #WhatHappenedMissSimone? available on Netflix June 26! Learn more about the legendary singer and her tumultuous career in this festival favorite. #SFIFF
#Advantageous is now on Netflix!Check out blog.sffs.org to read all about director #JenniferPhang's filmmaking experiences behind her Sundance 2015 Grand Jury Prize Winner. #SFIFF
Fun fest fact for this Friday: #SatyajitRay's #PantherPanchali is likely the most played film at #SFIFF! And with good reason, it is often listed as one of the greatest movies ever made. Not to miss: SFFS Programmer Rod Armstrong will give a special intro to a screening of it this Sunday, June 14, 7:15 at Shattuck Cinemas.
Did y'all hear that SFFS-supported #RomeoIsBleeding just won another Audience Award at #SIFF2015!? Plus they received a Special Jury Prize. Congrats to director #JasonZeldes (pictured), subjects & crew! Their next stop is @RooftopFilms.
Photo by #PatMazzera at 58th #SFIFF
Open to apply: SFFS FilmHouse Residencies! Our residency program provides filmmakers with a creative community and FREE collaborative work space in SF's Chinatown. Be sure to read our "How To" before applying and remember Filmmaker Pro members or above pay no application fee! Application and details at http://bit.ly/FilmHouseApp
#TBT: Standing ovation for the world premiere of #RomeoIsBleeding at El Cerrito High School during #SFIFF 58. Honored that the Film Society supports this powerful film through our Documentary Film Fund. It is a truly compelling and uniquely Bay Area tale of the role of art in community healing. Such a wonderful memory from this year's Festival. See all moments (new pictures up!) on SFIFF's Facebook page. Photo by Pat Mazerra. #SFFSsupports #CinemaByTheBay
See more #SFIFF: We are thrilled to have hosted the Bay Area premieres of a number of stunning new films by emerging and established directors at the 58th Festival. However, equally exciting for us is that many of these movies make their way into the world and reach audiences beyond our two-week celebration. Landmark Theatres in particular have picked up a variety of alums from this most recent Fest. To see which flicks are showing at their Bay Area venues for the remainder of this month and through June, visit SFIFF's Facebook page. Pictured: Albert Maysles' final film #Iris, now showing at Landmark's Clay Theatre and at Shattuck Cinemas.
No need to keep on the hush hush: the San Francisco Silent Film Festival kicks off tomorrow at the #CastroTheatre! So excited to copresent two gorgeous films screening in this year's program: All Quiet on the Western Front, Lewis Milestone's cinematic version of the classic antiwar drama, which will screen with live musical accompaniment by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra (May 28, 7:00), and Flesh and the Devil (pictured), an exquisitely photographed film starring John Gilbert, Lars Hanson, Barbara Kent and #GretaGarbo at her most alluring (May 30, 7:00). For full info & to buy tickets, visit silentfilm.org. #SFSFF
We are thrilled to have hosted the Bay Area premieres of a number of stunning new films by emerging and established directors at the 58th SFIFF. However, equally exciting for us is that many of these movies make their way into the world and reach audiences beyond our two-week Festival.