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    14 Film Projects Up for SF Film Society Grants

    The San Francisco Film Society and Kenneth Rainin Foundation have chosen 14 finalists for the latest round of SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grants. At least $300,000 will be awarded to one or more narrative feature film projects at various stages of production.

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    San Francisco Film Society Reveals Filmmaking Grant Finalists

    Over $2.7 million has been awarded since the Film Society’s grant program began in 2009. Such acclaimed films as "Hellion," "Love is Strange" and Academy Award-nominated "Beasts of the Southern Wild" have been recipients of the prestigious prize. Find out which filmmakers made the cut this year.

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    San Francisco Film Society Announces Finalists for SFFS/Hearst Screenwriting Grant

    Grants are administered by Filmmaker360, the Film Society's renowned film services department, which has provided support to some of the most critically-acclaimed films produced over the past few years, including "Fruitvale Station," "Short Term 12" and "Beasts of the Southern Wild."

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    Emerging Producers Take Note: the San Francisco Film Society Wants to Help You

    The San Francisco Film Society is launching a new suite of filmmaker support services designed to support and assist talented emerging producers. The SFFS Producers Initiative will assist indie producers currently working on narrative feature projects via financial support, programs, mentorship, ind...

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    San Francisco Film Society Adds to Board for Documentary Film Fund (EXCLUSIVE)

    Documentary veterans Julie Parker Benello and Lisa Kleiner Chanoff join the San Francisco Film Society Board of Directors, as SFFS's Doc Film Fund cash grants are extended for three years.

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    San Francisco International Film Fest Winners Include 'History of Fear,' 'Overnighters' and More

    The San Francisco International Film Festival announced winners of the juried Golden Gate Award and New Directors Prize competitions Thursday evening, awarding nearly $40,000 in prizes to up-and-coming, as well as established, international filmmakers.

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    Things I Learned at the San Francisco Film Festival Awards, from Lasseter to Linklater

    The Awards night at the 15-day San Francisco International Film Festival, the nation's oldest, in its 57th year, usually arrives about halfway through the marathon of screenings, Q & As, tributes and panels. On Thursday, San Francisco Film Society Awards went to Pixar chief John Lasseter, rewarded a...

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    Alice Waters Throws Chez Panisse Feast for Sauper's SFIFF Film 'We Come as Friends'

    The phone rings with an invite to a special dinner at Chez Panisse tonight. I'm on deadline, at home, hoping to finish a piece before I drive over to the first full day of the 57th Annual San Francisco Film Festival. I'm determined to make it in by the 3 p.m. screening of "We Come as Friends," by Hu...

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    The San Francisco International Film Festival Opens with 'Two Faces of January'

    "The Two Faces of January" was a perfect opening night film. I love Patricia Highsmith and her malevolent worldview. Even if this wasn't Highsmith at her most iconic, the twisted and shifting allegiances among the sexy movie-star trio of Viggo Mortenson, Kirsten Dunst, and Oscar Isaacs, set against ...

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