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    San Francisco Int'l Film Fest Names Doc and Feature Titles Competing for Cash Prizes

    The 56th San Francisco International Film Festival, which runs April 25 - May 9, announces the films competing for its New Directors Prize and the Golden Gate Award. A total of $70K will be awarded by the festival this year...

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    Interview: Real Lives Beneath a Shifting Surface--Director Zhang Yuan on Beijing Flickers

    Rob Avila talks with the legendary director about more than two decades of filmmaking in China, and Zhang's outsider generation...

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    Truly Free Film

    Ted Hope has landed a peach of a job with the San Francisco Film Society. Here is his much distributed news on the Sundance track record of SFFS!

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    Ojos! 5 Hot American Latino films to discover in 2013

    Peep this and pay mind folks, especially Festival Programmers and Distributors. Here’s my list of the most exciting American Latino independent fiction films coming through the pipeline ready to break out and make noise in 2013.

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    Five Sundance 2013 Titles Hail from San Francisco Film Society's Filmmaker360 Program

    Sundance has chosen five films from the San Francisco Film Society's Filmmaker360 program for its 2013 edition. The five titles that will premiere at Sundance are...

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    EXCLUSIVE: Hope Talks San Francisco Film Society Grants, Thirteen Finalists Vie for $300,000 Win

    Indie producer Ted Hope is settling into his new home at the San Francisco Film Society. And he's excited about being able to give grants to filmmakers. "One of the reasons I came to the Film Society was that we've given away close to $2 million in the last few years in artist grants,&q...

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    LatinoBuzz: South America Takes Over U.S. Theaters, Hermano and Neighboring Sounds Now Playing

    It’s rare for a film in Spanish or Portuguese to make it to a U.S. theater. But this week is a big one for Latin American cinema. Two award-winning films opened theatrically this past Friday, Venezuelan soccer drama Hermano and Neighboring Sounds, a meditation on the divide between Brazil’s social c...

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    Ted Hope Explains His Surprise Move to San Francisco

    So why did indie producer Ted Hope take this dramatic turn in his career, moving from New York to San Francisco to take the executive director reins at the San Francisco Film Society? Well, first, Hope denies that he's ditching indie film production. He's simply reversing the order of the two things...

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    Ted Hope Sidelines New York Indie Production for San Francisco Film Society Executive Director Role

    The San Francisco Film Society has lucked out. After a long and sad process--having suffered the too-early losses of both directors Graham Leggat and his replacement, Bingham Ray--the SFSS has hired one of the best and brightest producers in the independent community as its new executive director. T...

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    LatinoBuzz: Latino LGBT Films Shine on the Festival Circuit

    There are thousands of film festivals all over the world. Some are prestigious and well known--taking place in large cities across Europe and the U.S.--others in out-of-the-way towns that no one has ever heard of. These festivals show all kinds of films--from a range countries, on various topics and...

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