The new FilmHouse Residencies begin in August and last 12 months, though the filmmakers could have chosen to stay for half that time if preferable. Made possible by support from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation and the San Francisco Film Commission, the program features guest lecturers, workshops, screenings, networking events and the free office space to all its residents (see below). Filmmakers can also receive individual project consultation with SFFS Executive Director Ted Hope. Hope has also produced "Martha Marcy May Marlene," "21 Grams," and "In the Bedroom," among other fine films over the course of his 26-year career.
Interested filmmakers can apply for the next residency program in October for a February 2014 start date. More information on the program can be found at the San Francisco Film Society website.