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    Richard Linklater to Be Feted at San Francisco International Film Festival

    Richard Linklater is on a roll. Oscar-nominated earlier this year for the "Before Midnight" screenplay and currently traveling the festival circuit with his revered new film "Boyhood," the prolific writer/director will receive the prestigious Founder's Directing Award from the San Francisco Internat...

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    San Francisco International Film Festival Reveals Feature Film Competition Slates

    The 57th San Francisco International Film Festival, running April 24–May 8, has revealed the films in competition for the New Directors Prize, as well as the Golden Gate Award contenders in the documentary feature category.

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    San Francisco Film Society Selects 15 Finalists for Spring 2014 Filmmaking Grants

    The San Francisco Film Society and Kenneth Rainin Foundation have selected 15 finalists for the latest round of SFFS / KRF Filmmaking Grants. More than $300,000 will be awarded to one or more of the narrative feature film project finalists listed below.

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    Noah Cowan Talks Leaving Toronto to Join San Francisco Film Society as Executive Director (EXCLUSIVE)

    The San Francisco Film Society (SFFS) confirms what we reported earlier--Noah Cowan will start as Executive Director of the organization, effective March 3.

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    San Francisco Film Society Announces Finalists for 2014 Documentary Film Fund

    The San Francisco Film Society has announced the 11 finalists for their 2014 SFFS Documentary Film Fund awards, which total more than $75,000 and support feature-length documentaries in post-production. The fund was created to support nonfiction film work marked by compelling stories, intriguing cha...

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    SF Film Society Reveals 11 Documentary Film Fund Finalists

    The San Francisco Film Society revealed today their 11 finalists for the 2014 Documentary Film Fund awards totaling over $75,000. The fund supports feature-length documentaries currently in post-production, and finalists were culled from over 200 applications. Previous Film Fund winners include Osca...

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    Noah Cowan Is Leaving Toronto's Bell Lightbox for Stateside Job (UPDATED)

    With two plum film society berths in flux over the past few months, speculation has surrounded Noah Cowan, who once had Cameron Bailey's programming gig at the Toronto International Film Festival and now is the artistic director TIFF Bell Lightbox.

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    Why Indie Producer Ted Hope Is Taking Over as Fandor CEO

    Having run the San Francisco Film Society as executive director for a year, indie producer Ted Hope is sticking with San Francisco. And despite recent protestations to the contrary, producing a few films is still in his future. But as of January 30 his main gig is CEO of Fandor, the curated online s...

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    Why the San Francisco and New York Film Societies Seek New Leaders

    Two of the country's top Film Societies with major festivals in San Francisco and New York need leaders who can help them find solid creative and financial footing.

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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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