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Here's the Lineup for the 2014 San Francisco International Film Festival

The 57th San Francisco International Film Festival has revealed its lineup for the 2014 fest, set to kick off April 24 and run through May 8.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 1, 2014 1:58 PM
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CAAMFest Week Two Yields Ang Lee Tribute, Great Docs, an Oscar Contender and More (CLIPS)

Between its two weekends, CAAMFest adheres to a civilized program of evening screenings that begin at 6 pm or later and encourage you to see one or two movies an evening. Here's what I caught during the festival's closing weekend.
  • By Meredith Brody
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  • March 27, 2014 10:30 AM
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San Francisco International Film Fest Selects Opening and Closing Night Films

Now in its 57th year, the storied San Francisco International Film Festival has selected its opening and closing night films.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 26, 2014 8:36 PM
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Magnetic Fields Frontman Stephin Merritt Will Return to SF International Film Fest

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  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 20, 2014 10:30 AM
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San Francisco CAAMFEST 2014 Highs and Lows, from Food Porn to Mock Docs and More

The SF Bay Area's venerable Asian American Film Festival re-branded itself several years ago as the snappier (if somewhat more opaque) CAAMFest, referencing both its parent organization, the Center for Asian American Media, and its expansion to include music, art, and food-oriented events, as well as movies.
  • By Meredith Brody
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  • March 18, 2014 10:30 AM
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Richard Linklater to Be Feted at San Francisco International Film Festival

Richard Linklater is on a roll. Oscar-nominated earlier this year for the "Before Midnight" screenplay and currently traveling the festival circuit with his revered new film "Boyhood," the prolific writer/director will receive the prestigious Founder's Directing Award from the San Francisco International Film Festival, now in its 57th year.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 12, 2014 4:00 PM
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San Francisco International Film Festival Reveals Feature Film Competition Slates

The 57th San Francisco International Film Festival, running April 24–May 8, has revealed the films in competition for the New Directors Prize, as well as the Golden Gate Award contenders in the documentary feature category.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 6, 2014 2:02 PM
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San Francisco Film Society Selects 15 Finalists for Spring 2014 Filmmaking Grants

The San Francisco Film Society and Kenneth Rainin Foundation have selected 15 finalists for the latest round of SFFS / KRF Filmmaking Grants. More than $300,000 will be awarded to one or more of the narrative feature film project finalists listed below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 5, 2014 2:12 PM
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San Francisco Film Society Reveals 11 Documentary Film Fund Finalists

The San Francisco Film Society revealed today their 11 finalists for the 2014 Documentary Film Fund awards totaling over $75,000. The fund supports feature-length documentaries currently in post-production, and finalists were culled from over 200 applications. Previous Film Fund winners include Oscar-nominee Zachary Heinzerling ("Cutie and the Boxer") and Shaul Schwarz ("Narco Cultura").
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 6, 2014 3:08 PM
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Why Indie Producer Ted Hope Is Taking Over as Fandor CEO

Having run the San Francisco Film Society as executive director for a year, indie producer Ted Hope is sticking with San Francisco. And despite recent protestations to the contrary, producing a few films is still in his future. But as of January 30 his main gig is CEO of Fandor, the curated online service for independent and international films.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 8, 2014 2:01 PM
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