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Happy Hour with the SFFILM Programmers

Happy Hour with the SFFILM Programmers

Since we can’t be with you in person at this year’s Festival, the SFFILM Programming team would love to invite members to an informal online live-streamed video chat this Friday. We’ll talk about what we’re watching, listen...

"Loch Ness Swim" with Director Sean Gillane

"Loch Ness Swim" with Director Sean Gillane

Ultramarathon swimmer Patti Bauernfeind has conquered the English Channel, Cook Strait, and Monterey Bay, finding inspiration for these physically demanding swims through various social causes.

USA | Short Film | 16

Members Only

"Pangu" with Director Shaofu Zhang

"Pangu" with Director Shaofu Zhang

Based on the ancient Chinese creation myth, Pangu is a modern tale about parenthood and the differences between generations. Pangu creates a rigid world of angular shapes, but there’s just one problem: his son sees the world as curves.

China | Short Film | 6

Kids + Families

"Crip Camp" Online Filmmaker Q&A

"Crip Camp" Online Filmmaker Q&A

Join us for an in-depth conversation with co-directors Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht in which they will discuss the making of 'Crip Camp.'

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"Grab My Hand: A Letter to My Dad" Online Screeni...

"Grab My Hand: A Letter to My Dad" Online Screening and Q&A

Join us for an online screening of the short film 'Grab My Hand: A Letter to My Dad' and a Q&A with director Camrus Johnson.

USA | Short Film | 5

Kids + Families

"Selah and the Spades" Online Filmmaker Q&A

"Selah and the Spades" Online Filmmaker Q&A

Join us for an in-depth conversation with director Tayarisha Poe in which she will discuss the making of 'Selah and the Spades.'

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"The Willoughbys" Online Filmmaker Q&A

"The Willoughbys" Online Filmmaker Q&A

Join us for a fun and educational Q&A with Kris Pearn, director of the animated feature 'The Willoughbys.'

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"Bad Education" Online Filmmaker Q&A

"Bad Education" Online Filmmaker Q&A

Join us for an in-depth conversation with director Cory Finley in which he will discuss the making of 'Bad Education.'

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Doc Talk: Producing with Jameka Autry

Doc Talk: Producing with Jameka Autry

Join SFFILM Makers for an online talk with independent producer Jameka Autry, who will debunk common myths in documentary filmmaking.

Artist Development

FilmHouse Talk: Creative Distribution with Liz Ma...

FilmHouse Talk: Creative Distribution with Liz Manashil

Join SFFILM Makers for an online talk with independent filmmaker Liz Manashil, who will discuss the current moment in creative distribution.

Artist Development

"True History of the Kelly Gang" Online Filmmaker...

"True History of the Kelly Gang" Online Filmmaker Q&A

Join us for an in-depth conversation with director Justin Kurzel in which he will discuss the making of 'True History of the Kelly Gang.'

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Members Only

"For Estefani, Third Grade, Who Made Me a Card" O...

"For Estefani, Third Grade, Who Made Me a Card" Online Screening and Q&A

Join us for an online screening of the short film 'For Estefani, Third Grade, Who Sent Me a Card' and a Q&A with director Jordan Bruner.

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Kids + Families

Tribute to Sienna Miller: Online Conversation and...

Tribute to Sienna Miller: Online Conversation and Q&A

Join us for an in-depth conversation with actor Sienna Miller, in which she will discuss her extensive career and acclaimed performances.

Online Youth Works Screening and Q&A

Online Youth Works Screening and Q&A

Join us for an online screening of two youth-produced short films and a Q&A with young filmmakers Madison Empalmado and Kai Tomizawa.

Kids + Families

"One Thousand Stories: The Making of a Mural" Onl...

"One Thousand Stories: The Making of a Mural" Online Screening and Q&A

Join us for an online screening of Tasha Van Zandt's short documentary 'One Thousand Stories: The Making of a Mural' and a Q&A with the filmmaker and her subject, the artist JR.

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"The Trip to Greece" Online Filmmaker Q&A

"The Trip to Greece" Online Filmmaker Q&A

Join us for an in-depth conversation with director Michael Winterbottom in which he will discuss the making of the entire 'Trip' series on the occasion of the release of 'The Trip to Greece.'

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Non-Fiction Funding with Carrie Lozano

Non-Fiction Funding with Carrie Lozano

Join SFFILM Makers for an online talk with independent filmmaker and doc consultant Carrie Lozano, who will discuss the current moment in doc funding.

At Capacity!

"We Are the Dream" Online Filmmaker Q&A

"We Are the Dream" Online Filmmaker Q&A

Join us for a fun and educational Q&A with Julie Anderson, executive producer of the acclaimed documentary 'We Are the Dream,' and several of the film's subjects.

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SFFILM Narrative Grant Opportunities

SFFILM Narrative Grant Opportunities

Join us for an informational session from the SFFILM Makers team about SFFILM's three largest narrative grant programs.

At Capacity!

Young Filmmakers Camp: Starter Lab

Young Filmmakers Camp: Starter Lab

Hong Kong Cinema: Online Series Preview

Hong Kong Cinema: Online Series Preview

Join SFFILM and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco, for a very special preview night for Hong Kong Cinema.

Rachel Rosen: This Is Your (SFFILM) Life

Rachel Rosen: This Is Your (SFFILM) Life

Help us bid farewell to Director or Programming Rachel Rosen at this fun and informal happy hour.

A man in a wheelchair and a woman beside him with a camera around her neck tilt their heads and gaze above them and squint.

"Still Human" Online Screening and Q&A

"Still Human" Online Screening and Q&A

The relationship between a paralyzed man and his Filipina caretaker develops with sensitivity and nuance in Oliver Chan's debut film.

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Online FilmHouse Talk: The Art of Audio Description

Online FilmHouse Talk: The Art of Audio Description

Join us for a filmmaker talk on the practice of audio description in film, including best practices and some of the more provocative and challenging questions involved.

At Capacity!

Radioactive

Radioactive

Join us for an advance online screening of Marjane Satrapi's new film 'Radioactive' before it is released on Amazon Prime.

UK | Fiction | 103

At Capacity!

Young Filmmakers Camp: Advanced Lab

Young Filmmakers Camp: Advanced Lab

At Rush / At Capacity
Two men holding shopping bags chat and walk through an outdoor marketplace.

"Twilight's Kiss" Online Screening and Q&A

"Twilight's Kiss" Online Screening and Q&A

The challenges facing aging gay men are dramatized with great warmth in Ray Yeung’s Hong Kong-set portrait of a new love affair.

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"Boys State" Online Filmmaker Q&A

"Boys State" Online Filmmaker Q&A

Join us for this advance member preview screening of Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss's documentary 'Boys State,' which was originally set to open the 2020 SFFILM Festival.

USA | Documentary | 109

A climber hoists himself by pulling ropes attached to his body and wheelchair up along a rocky vertical cliff.

"Lion Rock" Online Screening and Q&A

"Lion Rock" Online Screening and Q&A

David Ki (Alex Lam) is an internationally ranked outdoor climber with his sights set on further glory when a freeway accident leaves him without the use of both legs.

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FilmHouse Talk: The Making of “Miss Junetee...

FilmHouse Talk: The Making of “Miss Juneteenth”

Join us for this online FilmHouse talk about the journey from script to screen for 'Miss Juneteenth.'

For Filmmakers
A man stares at himself in a rusted, shattered mirror that is reflected in three different angles.

"Mad World" Online Screening and Q&A

"Mad World" Online Screening and Q&A

Wong Chun’s first feature film Mad World quietly and perceptively tells the story of one man afflicted with bipolar disorder.

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Online FilmHouse Talk: Storytelling with Ruth Atk...

Online FilmHouse Talk: Storytelling with Ruth Atkinson

Join the SFFILM Makers team for a workshop from expert story and script consultant Ruth Atkinson, who will unpack the process of developing a narrative feature screenplay.

For Filmmakers

"River City Drumbeat" Online Filmmaker Q&A

"River City Drumbeat" Online Filmmaker Q&A

Join us for a special online Q&A with the 'River City Drumbeat' co-directors and special guests.

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Meet the Makers: FilmHouse Residency Spotlight

Meet the Makers: FilmHouse Residency Spotlight

Join the SFFILM Makers team for a live-streamed conversation about the 2021 FilmHouse residency program.

For Filmmakers

"John Lewis: Good Trouble" Online Screening and C...

"John Lewis: Good Trouble" Online Screening and Conversation

Join us for an online screening of John Lewis: Good Trouble and a special conversation with director Dawn Porter and former US Attorney General Eric Holder.

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Meet the SFFILM Festival Programmers

Meet the SFFILM Festival Programmers

Join us for an informational session about the submission process for the 64th SFFILM Festival, which is being planned for April 2021.

Online FilmHouse Talk: The Making of "Lingua Franca"

Online FilmHouse Talk: The Making of "Lingua Franca"

Join us for this online FilmHouse talk about the journey from script to screen for 'Lingua Franca.'

For Filmmakers

Online Member Screening: "Save Yourselves!"

Online Member Screening: "Save Yourselves!"

Join us for a live online screening of Alex H. Fischer and Eleanor Wilson's 'Save Yourselves!,' which was originally scheduled to screen at the 2020 SFFILM Festival.

USA | Fiction | 94

Members Only

Conversation with Pixar's Pete Docter & Jonas Rivera

Conversation with Pixar's Pete Docter & Jonas Rivera

Join us for a fun and educational online talk with Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera from Pixar Animation Studios, designed for kids and families.

At Capacity!

"Tesla" Online Filmmaker Q&A

"Tesla" Online Filmmaker Q&A

Join us for an in-depth online conversation with 'Tesla' director Michael Almereyda and actor Blake DeLong.

Online FilmHouse Talk: Artist Development Chat wi...

Online FilmHouse Talk: Artist Development Chat with Anne Lai & Lauren McBride

Join us for an online conversation about non-profit artist support and development programs between SFFILM's Executive Director Anne Lai and Director of Artist Development Lauren McBride.

At Capacity!

"The Forty-Year-Old Version" Filmmaker Q&A

"The Forty-Year-Old Version" Filmmaker Q&A

Join us for an in-depth Q&A with Radha Blank, director, writer, and star of The Forty-Year-Old Version.

SFFILM Awards Night 2020

SFFILM Awards Night 2020

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