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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 Leaving the San Francisco Film Society, What's Next and Whether He'll Be Reteaming With James Schamus

    The surprising news broke this afternoon that Ted Hope would be stepping down as head of the San Francisco Film Society after having taken the position of executive director on September 1st of last year. Indiewire caught up with Hope by phone to find out more about the shift and what's next.

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    Ted Hope Stepping Down as Head of San Francisco Film Society

    Variety has reported that Ted Hope is stepping down as head of the San Francisco Film Society, which runs the San Francisco Film Festival. Hope came onto the job in September of 2012 to take over from Bingham Ray who had passed away. The longtime producer of nearly 70 films (among them "In the Bedro...

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    Film Festivals Take A Giant Step Forward In Organizing

    At the recent New York IFP Meetings in mid September Just after TIFF, I attended a day devoted to an initiative called the IFP Festival Forum.This nascent professional association of film festivals has been convening at IFP’s independent Film Week and the Sundance Film Festival for a couple ...

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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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    Industry figures discuss the financial choices made to secured financing for the top films at TIFF

    Andrew Eaton of Revolution, Brian Oliver of Cross Creek, Paul Miller of Doha Film Institute, Rena Ronson of UTA Independent and Ted Hope of the San Francisco Film Society hashed out the financial choices each made as they secured financing for some of the top films of the Toronto Film Festival

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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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    San Francisco Film Society Announces Eight Finalists for Hearst Screenwriting Grant

    The San Francisco Film Society has announced the eight finalists for its fifth annual Hearst Screenwriting Grant. The $15,000 grant will be awarded to a screenwriter who has been practicing for five years, and who has previously written a minimum of one feature screenplay. The 2013 finalists include...

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    San Francisco Film Society Selects Four New Filmmakers for Its FilmHouse Residency Program

    The San Francisco Film Society announced the recipients of its FilmHouse residency program today, a center offering free office space and project development for selected filmmakers.

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