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by Indiewire
January 25, 2007 4:55 AM
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San Francisco Film Society Unveils New Online Network; Details of 50th Festival

The San Francisco Film Society has announced that it will present the world premiere of "Fog City Mavericks," directed by Gary Leva, during the 50th San Francisco International Film Festival, The U.S.'s oldest film fest. The film explores and celebrates the achievements of Bay Area filmmakers. George Lucas, in addition to other "Fog City Mavericks," will be on stage for the introduction of the premiere, and as previously announced, Lucas will also be the recipient of the one-time-only Irving "Bud" Levin Award, which will be presented at the Gala Awards Night. The Levin Award, named after the festival's founder, honors one who has a deep appreciation for movies as an art form and a recognition of the role that San Francisco plays in the world of art and cinema. The SFIFF together with Jaman will also present The International Online, a new online community for world cinema which will offer online screenings of selected feature films from the festival. [Amy Bronson]

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