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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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    Ask the Screenplay Doctor: Interview with Sydney Levine, President of Sydney's Buzz

    This month I speak to Sydney Levine, president of SydneysBuzz -- whose tagline for her company -- “Pulling Back the Curtain on the International Film Industry” -- precisely does just that. Levine focuses on international film industry developments and analysis of the international film market relate...

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    San Francisco Film Society and Kenneth Rainin Foundation Award $425,000 in Filmmaking Grants -- Winners Announced

    The San Francisco Film Society (SFFS), in partnership with the Kenneth Rainin Foundation (KRF), have announced the projects that will receive a total of $425,000 in funding--the largest amount disbursed to date--in the latest round of Filmmaking Grants. Nine filmmaking teams were granted funding to ...

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    SF Film Society Gives $425,000 in Grants to 9 Films

    The San Francisco Film Society has announced $425,000 in grants spread over nine projects, made in partnership with the Kenneth Rainin Foundation. The grants have gone to Peter Nicks ("The Waiting Room"), Aurora Guerrero ("Mosquita y Mari"), and Ira Sachs ("Keep the Lights On") amongst others.

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    How to Fund a Documentary: Eight Takeaways from the Film Independent Forum

    Geared to giving up-and-coming indie filmmakers the tools they need to get their films made and seen, this weekend's Film Independent Forum provided many practical, business-minded takeaways. All the conversations at the documentary panels led back to the vital but soul-crushing topic of financing....

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