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    San Francisco Film Society Announces Hearst Grant and Djerassi Residency Screenwriting Winners

    A couple of announcements on the screenwriting grants front today from the San Francisco Film Society. Alistair Banks Griffin has won the $15,000 SFFS/Hearst Screenwriting Grant to develop his screenplay for “Snow the Jones,” and Lea Nakonechny was awarded the Djerassi Residency Award, which provide...

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    San Francisco Film Society to Celebrate Fall With Gala Screenings of 'Her,' 'Nebraska' and More

    With more than fifty years of bringing cinema to the Bay Area, the San Francisco Film Society announced it's first annual Fall Celebration. The new awards event seeks to honor "Creativity, innovation, collaboration and inspiration in cinema" with an inaugural including screening of "Fruitvale Statio...

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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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    San Francisco Film Society and Kenneth Rainin Foundation Announce 14 Finalists for Filmmaking Grants

    The San Francisco Film Society and Kenneth Rainin Foundation have selected 14 finalists for the latest round of SFFS/Kenneth Rainin Foundation Filmmaking Grants.More than $300,000 will be awarded to one or more narrative feature films at any stage of production. List of finalists below.

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    San Francisco Film Society Announces Winners of the 2013 SFFS Documentary Film Fund

    The San Francisco Film Society has announced the three winners of its 2013 SFFS Documentary Film Fund, totaling $100,000 in awards, which support feature-length documentaries in post-production. Winners below.

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    33rd San Francisco Jewish Film Festival: Life and Films Through a Jew(ish) Lens

    Film festivals are just about perpetual temptations in the San Francisco Bay Area. The discerning filmgoer here has to pick and choose her obsessions. One of mine is the well-programmed, easily-accessible San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, running July 25 through August 12, whose 33rd annual progra...

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    BFI's 'Hitchcock 9,' the Master of Suspense's Earliest Surviving Works, Kicks Off Its Stateside Tour UPDATED

    Hitchcock fans rejoice. The BFI has kicked off its stateside national tour of "The Hitchcock 9," a program of Alfred Hitchcock's nine earliest surviving works, all in newly restored 35mm prints. It launches at the Castro Theatre (June 14-16) for the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, and will make ...

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    Exclusive: Vimeo Partners With San Francisco Film Society For Upcoming Digital Lab

    Following an announcement earlier this month about its upcoming digital distribution lab A2E: Artist to Entrepreneur, the San Francisco Film Society revealed exclusively to Indiewire that Vimeo would serve as the presenting partner of the event, which is scheduled to take place during the second wee...

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    Soderbergh to Give State of Cinema Address at San Francisco International Film Festival 2013

    Brainy Steven Soderbergh, who has earned stripes as both indie and studio director, will deliver the 10th annual "State of Cinema" address at the 56th San Francisco International Film Festival on April 29. The festival runs April 25 thru May 9. This should prove more than informative.

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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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