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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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    San Francisco Film Society Announces 13 Finalists for Documentary Film Fund Awards

    The San Francisco Film Society has announced the 13 finalists for the 2013 SFFS Documentary Film Fund awards totaling $100,000, which support feature-length documentary films in post-production. Finalists were selected from more than 200 applicants; full list below.

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    Exclusive: Ted Hope's A2E Labs End With Vimeo, Gravitas, Tugg and More Offering Discounts, Consultations and Other Services to Participating Filmmakers

    The inaugural edition of the San Francisco Film Society's A2E: Artist to Entrepreneur program ran during the 56th San Francisco International Film Festival and attempted to tackle head-on issues of economic sustainability for independent filmmakers and how digital distribution is changing the indust...

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    Exclusive: San Francisco Film Society Reveals 12 Filmmakers Participating in Digital Distribution Lab

    The San Francisco Film Society has revealed exclusively to Indiewire the 12 filmmaking teams that will participate in the first edition of A2E: Artist to Entrepreneur, the two-part digital distribution lab taking place during the festival and spearheaded by Film Society executive director Ted Hope.

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    EXCLUSIVE: San Francisco Film Society and Kenneth Rainin Foundation Award Eight Filmmaking Grant Recipients, $340K Total in Funding

    The San Francisco Film Society, in partnership with the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, announced today the eight projects that will receive a total of $340,000 in funding -- the largest amount given out to date -- in the latest round of SFFS/KRF filmmaking grants.

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