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SFFILM Awards: ‘Eighth Grade’ Wins Audience Award, New Directors Prize Goes to Ana Urushadze

The 2018 San Francisco International Film Festival (April 4-17) announced the winners of the juried Golden Gate Award (GGA) competitions and the two Audience Awards (for Documentary and Narrative features) at an event held at The Lab. This year the Festival awarded nearly $40,000 in prizes to emerging and established filmmakers. The SFFILM Golden Gate Awards have honored deserving filmmakers and their ...

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San Francisco International Film Festival lineup: ‘Tully,’ ‘Sorry to Bother You,’ ‘A Kid Like Jake’ and more

The longest-running film festival in the Americas, the SFFILM Festival is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and a major cultural event in the Bay Area. The annual lineup features marquee premieres, international competitions, new media work, live performances, and compelling artist talks. The 2018 San Francisco International Film Festival runs April 4–17 at venues in San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley. The ...

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San Francisco Film Festival Announces Golden Gate Award Narrative Feature Competition

San Francisco, CA — SFFILM today announced the films in competition for the Golden Gate Awards (GGAs), which will distribute nearly $40,000 in total prizes this year in various narrative and documentary categories. Among the most significant awards for emerging global film artists in the United States, the Golden Gate Awards, first presented at the San Francisco International Film Festival in its inaugural year in 1957 ...

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‘THE GREEN FOG – A SAN FRANCISCO FANTASIA’ to close 60th San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF)

The San Francisco Film Society has announced that Closing Night of the landmark 60th San Francisco International Film Festival will be The Green Fog – A San Francisco Fantasia, a new commission by the Film Society and Stanford Live in which the world-renowned Kronos Quartet will perform a new score by composer Jacob Garchik to accompany a visual collage by award-winning filmmaker ...

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SFIFF59 Preview: Maggie’s Plan (Rebecca Miller)

In Maggie’s Plan, Greta Gerwig plays the titular character, a woman on the verge of artificially inseminating herself with the DNA of a former college acquaintance-turned-pickle-entrepreneur named Guy (played by Vikings‘ Travis Fimmel). Gerwig is someone who I always feel would make a great muse for Woody Allen. She was indeed in a Woody Allen film, To Rome with Love, before ...

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‘The Family Fang’ (Nicole Kidman, Jason Bateman) Poster and Trailer

The trailer and poster for Jason Bateman’s sophomore directing effort The Family Fang is here. The film, based on the novel of the same name by Kevin Wilson and adapted by David Lindsay-Abaire, centers around a brother and sister who return to their family home in search of their famous performance art parents (played by Christopher Walken and Maryann Plunkett) ...

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59th SFIFF Announces Opening, Centerpiece, Closing Night Films

  San Francisco, CA — The San Francisco Film Society has announced the highly anticipated Big Nights selections for the 59th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21–May 5), including its Opening Night, Centerpiece and Closing Night programs. The two-week event kicks off with Whit Stillman’s hilarious and wry Love & Friendship (Ireland 2016), an adaptation of a Jane Austen novella starring ...

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58th SF Film Fest Winners: Of Men and War, Sworn Virgin and More

The 58th San Francisco International Film Festival has wrapped and winners were announced last night in Director, Documentary, Narrative, Short and Student film categories. In all, nearly $40,000 was given by the festival to various filmmakers. GOLDEN GATE NEW DIRECTORS PRIZE Winner: “Sworn Virgin,” Laura Bispuri (Italy/Switzerland/Germany/Albania/Kosovo) GOLDEN GATE AWARDS FOR DOCUMENTARY FEATURES  Documentary Feature Winner: “Western,” Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross ...

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