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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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    Ted Hope Talks Exit from San Francisco Film Society, Schamus, and Indie Film's Future

    Ted Hope is more fast-moving whip-smart entrepreneur than arts administrator. He believed that he could move the needle farther at the well-funded 57-year-old organization than he could. The SFFS was seeking to find a replacement for Bingham Ray, who had died shortly after taking the executive direc...

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    SF International Film Festival Announces Golden Gate Award Winners (TRAILERS)

    As the San Francisco International Film Festival came to a close, winners of the Golden Gate Awards were unveiled Wednesday night.

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    San Francisco International Film Festival Announces Winners

    The 56th International Film Festival wraps up today, with the winners of Golden Gate Awards, the New Director's Prize, and the FIPRESCI Prize announced last night. You can see the full list of winners and their respective awards below.

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    SFIFF Review: 'Inori' Is A Gentle Look At A Slowly Fading, Traditional Way Of Life

    Pedro Gonzáles-Rubio’s “Inori” (Japanese for prayer) is set in Kannogawa, Japan, a dying town. There’s no menacing factory in the background spewing smoke or a horrible natural disaster in the recent past haunting the town. In fact, the environment we’re introduced to is serenely beautiful; a misty ...

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    San Francisco Festival Diary: Kate Bosworth and Michael Polish Talk Falling in Love on 'Big Sur'

    SFIFF programmer Sean Uyehara, who's been hanging out with Michael Polish in the bar upstairs, dares to ask, "what was it like to fall in love on the set?" Polish replies, "It took me ten films to fall in love on the set!," whereupon Kate Bosworth says "I wish I had gone to the bar!" But Polish co...

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    Steven Soderbergh Twitter Novella Unfolds, State of Cinema Address (VIDEO)

    The online film community has been all a chatter this week since Steven Soderbergh's State of Cinema Address at the San Francisco International Film Festival leaked online. Now, he has unveiled a new Twitter novella.

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    Watch: Full Video Recording of Steven Soderbergh's Impassioned 'State of Cinema' Address From the San Francisco Film Festival

    Steven Soderbergh's State of Cinema address at the San Francisco Film Festival has been making waves since audio from the event leaked onto the web yesterday. And today, due to unprecedented demand, the San Francisco Film Society has released the video recording of his speech -- video that was recor...

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    San Francisco International Film Festival Begins with 'Twenty Feet from Stardom,' 'Populaire,' 'The Artist and the Model'

    The first screening of the first full day of the San Francisco International Film Festival begins, with Fernando Trueba's "The Artist and the Model," and "Twenty Feet from Stardom."

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