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SFFILM Festival Awards: Olivia Wilde’s ‘Booksmart’ is Audience favorite

Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart (Annapurna Pictures) On Sunday, SFFILM announced the winners of its Audience Awards and juried awards for the fests’ Golden Gate Award competition. Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, the last day of high comedy Booksmart starring Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever, earned the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature. Booksmart is set for wide release by Annapurna Pictures on …

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Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis return to 28 Barbary Lane in trailer for the new ‘Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City’

Inspired by the books of Armistead Maupin, the new Netflix limited series Tales of the City begins a new chapter in the beloved story. Mary Ann (Laura Linney) returns to present-day San Francisco and is reunited with her daughter Shawna (Ellen Page) and ex-husband Brian (Paul Gross), twenty years after leaving them behind to pursue her career. Fleeing the midlife …

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At the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Present is Female

From left; Zhao Shuzhen, Awkwafina and director Lulu Wang on the set of The Farewell The San Francisco International Film Festival, the longest running film festival in the Americas, is about to embark on its 62nd year and with it brings one of its strongest lineups of female-directed and female-led films ever. 72 women directors in all (including co-directors) make …

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Jack O’Connell and Laura Dern sizzle in trailer for ‘Trial by Fire’

Jack O’Connell and Laura Dern in Trial by Fire (Roadside Attractions) Academy Award-winning director Edward Zwick (Shakespeare in Love, Traffic, Glory) brings the true-life Texas story of the unlikely bond between an imprisoned death row inmate (Jack O’Connell) and a mother of two from Houston (Laura Dern) who, though facing staggering odds, fights mightily for his freedom. Cameron Todd Willingham, …

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World premiere of Netflix’s ‘Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City’ to open 2019 San Francisco International Film Festival

Tommy Lau Photography for SFIFF A episodic opener will be the first for SFIFF and features an all-star cast including Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis, and Ellen Page SFFILM today announced that the 2019 San Francisco International Film Festival will kick off with the World Premiere of Netflix’s new original series Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City, Wednesday, April 10, 7:00 pm at the Castro Theatre. The evening will …

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Winners announced for Fall 2018 SFFILM Westridge Grants

SFFILM, in partnership with the Westridge Foundation, announced today the projects that will receive a total of $100,000 in funding in the latest round of SFFILM Westridge Grants. Five filmmaking teams were granted funding to help support the screenwriting and project development stages of their narrative feature films. SFFILM Westridge Grants, which are awarded twice annually, are designed for US-based filmmakers whose stories take …

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Amy Adams, Steve McQueen, Boots Riley to receive SFFILM Awards

Annual Fundraiser Benefits SFFILM’s Youth Education Programs and Marks the High Point of Awards Season in the San Francisco Bay Area SFFILM has announced several individuals scheduled to attend and accept honors at the 2018 SFFILM Awards Night (formerly Film Society Awards Night), its annual fundraising celebration honoring achievement in filmmaking craft. This year’s edition of the dinner and awards presentation event—leveraging its new …

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SFMOMA and SFFILM Present Modern Cinema – Black Powers: Reframing Hollywood

If you live in or near the San Francisco Bay Area this month is going to be a real cinephiles dream. Modern Cinema, with the help of SFMOMA and SFFILM, will be presenting Black Powers: Reframing Hollywood July 12–29 with seminal works of black cinema including Cheryl Dunye’s The Watermelon Woman, Leslie Harris’s Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. and Theodore …

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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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