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    San Francisco Film Society Awards Four Local Residency FIlmmaking Grants

    The San Francisco Film Society is giving four indie filmmakers free production space to make their films.

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    Ted Hope Talks Exit from San Francisco Film Society, Schamus, and Indie Film's Future

    Ted Hope is more fast-moving whip-smart entrepreneur than arts administrator. He believed that he could move the needle farther at the well-funded 57-year-old organization than he could. The SFFS was seeking to find a replacement for Bingham Ray, who had died shortly after taking the executive direc...

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    Exclusive: Ted Hope's A2E Labs End With Vimeo, Gravitas, Tugg and More Offering Discounts, Consultations and Other Services to Participating Filmmakers

    The inaugural edition of the San Francisco Film Society's A2E: Artist to Entrepreneur program ran during the 56th San Francisco International Film Festival and attempted to tackle head-on issues of economic sustainability for independent filmmakers and how digital distribution is changing the indust...

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    SF International Film Festival Announces Golden Gate Award Winners (TRAILERS)

    As the San Francisco International Film Festival came to a close, winners of the Golden Gate Awards were unveiled Wednesday night.

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    San Francisco International Film Festival Announces Winners

    The 56th International Film Festival wraps up today, with the winners of Golden Gate Awards, the New Director's Prize, and the FIPRESCI Prize announced last night. You can see the full list of winners and their respective awards below.

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    "We can solve this": Ted Hope on His New Direct Distribution Labs and How Technology Will Save Indie Film

    The first-ever A2E: Artist to Entrepreneur direct distribution labs took place this past weekend at the 2013 San Francisco International Film Festival, an initiative launched to help find ways to make a sustainable living from filmmaking in an industry undergoing rapid changes.

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    SFIFF Review: 'Inori' Is A Gentle Look At A Slowly Fading, Traditional Way Of Life

    Pedro Gonzáles-Rubio’s “Inori” (Japanese for prayer) is set in Kannogawa, Japan, a dying town. There’s no menacing factory in the background spewing smoke or a horrible natural disaster in the recent past haunting the town. In fact, the environment we’re introduced to is serenely beautiful; a misty ...

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    Is Direct Distribution the Future for Indie Film? Notes From A2E at the 2013 San Francisco International Film Festival

    The mood at the San Francisco International Film Festival's inaugural A2E: Artist to Entrepreneur direct distribution labs this past weekend might have been described as buoyantly apocalyptic. The new four-day initiative kicked off on May 2nd, with the film world still buzzing about the "State of Ci...

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    San Francisco Festival Diary: Kate Bosworth and Michael Polish Talk Falling in Love on 'Big Sur'

    SFIFF programmer Sean Uyehara, who's been hanging out with Michael Polish in the bar upstairs, dares to ask, "what was it like to fall in love on the set?" Polish replies, "It took me ten films to fall in love on the set!," whereupon Kate Bosworth says "I wish I had gone to the bar!" But Polish co...

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    Steven Soderbergh Twitter Novella Unfolds, State of Cinema Address (VIDEO)

    The online film community has been all a chatter this week since Steven Soderbergh's State of Cinema Address at the San Francisco International Film Festival leaked online. Now, he has unveiled a new Twitter novella.

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