San Francisco International Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: San Francisco International Film Festival
SINCE: 1957
WHERE: San Francisco, California, U.S.
WEBSITE: www.sffs.org
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: Founded in 1957, the San Francisco International Film Festival is the longest-running film festival in the Americas. Held each spring for two weeks and highly anticipated by its loyal, passionate audiences, SFIFF is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation in one of the country’s most beautiful cities, featuring some 150 films and live events with more than 100 filmmakers in attendance and nearly two dozen awards presented for excellence in film craft.

SWORN VIRGIN, WESTERN Among Winners of 2015 San Francisco International Film Festival Awards

SWORN VIRGIN, WESTERN Among Winners of 2015 San Francisco International Film Festival Awards

The 2015 San Francisco International Film Festival which ran April 23 to May 7, 2015, presented by the San Francisco Film Society, announced the winners of the juried Golden Gate Award (GGA) competitions.  Sworn Virgin, directed by Laura Bispuri won the Golden Gate New Directors Prize, and Western, directed by Bill Ross IV and Turner Ross won the Golden Gate Awards for Documentary Features. GOLDEN GATE NEW DIRECTORS PRIZE The Golden Gate Awards New Directors jury of the 2015 San Francisco International Film […]

Horror Comedy Film THE EDITOR To Be Released in the U.S.

Horror Comedy Film THE EDITOR To Be Released in the U.S.

Shout! Factory and Kennedy/Brooks, Inc., will partner up to distribute horror film, THE EDITOR in the U.S.  Directed and produced by Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy, this stylish, giallo-inspired horror comedy premiered with critical praise at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and is scheduled to play at the San Francisco International Film Festival on May 1. A hilarious send-up of classic giallo cinema, THE EDITOR spins the twisted tale of a once-prolific film editor […]

New Online Screening Room for 2015 San Francisco International Film Festival

New Online Screening Room for 2015 San Francisco International Film Festival

The San Francisco International Film Festival will screen online 14 feature films and 11 shorts from the official 2015 lineup, as part of a new online streaming initiative called SFIFF Online Screening Room. The SFIFF Online Screening Room will provide an opportunity for SFFS members to stream select feature and short films free of charge for a limited time. Each film will become available to stream online starting the day of its final Festival screening, through May 31. For […]

Paul Schrader to Receive Kanbar Award at 2015 San Francisco International Film Festival

Paul Schrader to Receive Kanbar Award at 2015 San Francisco International Film Festival

Screenwriter and filmmaker Paul Schrader will be the recipient of the 2015 Kanbar Award for excellence in storytelling at the 58th San Francisco International Film Festival taking place April 23 to May 7, 2015,  honoring his contributions to cinema.  The award will be presented to Schrader at Film Society Awards Night, Monday April 27 at The Armory (1799 Mission Street). Paul Schrader will also be honored at An Evening with Paul Schrader at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, Tuesday April 28, […]

Steve Jobs Documentary to Open 2015 San Francisco International Film Festival

Steve Jobs Documentary to Open 2015 San Francisco International Film Festival

The Big Nights selections are revealed for the 58th San Francisco International Film Festival taking place April 23 – May 7, 2015.  including the Opening Night, Centerpiece and Closing Night programs. The two-week festival kicks off with the Opening Night presentation of Alex Gibney’s fascinating documentary Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine (USA 2015), about the tech icon. The End of the Tour (USA 2015), James Ponsoldt’s acclaimed portrait of David Foster Wallace starring Jason Segel and […]

“History of Fear” “The Overnighters” and “The Last Season” Take Top Feature Prizes at San Francisco International Film Festival

“History of Fear” “The Overnighters” and “The Last Season” Take Top Feature Prizes at San Francisco International Film Festival

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The 57th San Francisco International Film Festival, earlier this month, announced the winners of the juried Golden Gate Award and New Directors Prize competitions. This year the Festival awarded nearly $40,000 in prizes to emerging and established filmmakers from 13 countries around the globe. For more than 50 years, SFIFF’s Golden Gate Awards have honored deserving films independent of commercial concerns, heralding unsung excellence and exposing local and international audiences to unique and innovative works. 

Jeremy Irons to Receive Acting Award at San Francisco International Film Festival

Jeremy Irons to Receive Acting Award at San Francisco International Film Festival

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Jeremy Irons, described as one of world cinema’s most compelling and engaging actors, will be the recipient of the Peter J. Owens Award for excellence in acting at the 57th San Francisco International Film Festival taking place April 24 to May 8, 2014. The award will be presented to Irons at Film Society Awards Night, Thursday May 1 at the Regency Center.