"It seems when you give people easier ways to share information, more good things happen"
Twitter Co-founder Evan Williams speaks at the Ted Conference. I have been playing with Twitter for about a month now I think. I still remain unsure of ultimate opinion on it, but Williams makes enough good points for me to keep the experiment going.
The most exciting thing about Twitter is the possibility of real time searches. What are people thinking about whatever it is you are concerned about right now? Granted it is a bit like the problem of documentary film: you can only ever film someone being filmed. Here, with Twitter, it is only what are people who like to tell people what they are thinking about, thinking about X right now. Still, when my film opens, you know I am going to be doing Twit Searches on the hour.
There seems to be four main types of tweeters: 1) the too much info addict - those that share all they are doing all the time; 2) the large conversation networkers - whether it is subjects or activities shared among large groups (mind you in 140 characters or less); 3) the pushers - sellers and marketers that want you try what ever they have; and 4) the curators and referral service sorts that offer up what they found. It's this latter group I subscribe to and follow and so far like where they take me. I can't consume as much that is out there but like the quick hits I get. Williams discussion of the intersection of the final two in social action and charitable giving gives me a lot of hope for the platform.
And in this latter group though, I see tremendous growth opportunity. There's many services that could be provided. I am excited for what the future will bring.
SF Film Society Blog
#SFFSmembers: Join us and the The New York Times Film Club for a screening of #Race, a film on the incredible #JesseOwens and his journey to the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany.
7:00 Wednesday, February 17 at AMC Van Ness. RSVP at sffs.org.
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.