4 Oscar Noms for Beasts! BCC speaker nominated
- Hi Allstars,Just got word that Josh Penn, Producer of "Beasts" who spoke at BCC last fall was nominated for "Best Picture." Hooray.More details about "Beasts" and additional nominations below.If anyone wants to sign up for Multimedia classes this Spring, instruction begins next week 1/22. (Tues)Also we have a new Multimedia credit for internship class. Credits are transferable for CSU and many universities. Your internship can be paid or non-paid.Contact me if you're interested.Happy New year to all of you.RachelFrom: San Francisco Film Society <community@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 1:19 PM
Subject: 4 Oscar Noms for Beasts! Preview SFFS-Supported Films at Sundance
View the webpage version of this email hereJANUARY 15, 2013 ALSO IN THIS ISSUE SCREENING & EVENT HIGHLIGHTS FILMMAKER360 IN FOCUS FILM HAPPENINGSWE'RE HIRING!Apply by January 31 for our Winter/Spring SessionThe SFFS Internship Program is a competitive educational opportunity offering on-the-job training and pre-professional skill building to emerging arts advocates, filmmakers and nonprofit professionals. SFFS interns gain valuable experience in a range of Film Society program areas, including marketing, publicity, programming, youth education, operations and more.InternshipSessions:Winter/Spring: mid-January-mid-MaySummer: late May-AugustFall:September-DecemberWe are now accepting applications for the Winter/Spring session, which will include the 56th San Francisco International Film Festival. Click here for more information.MOMENT OF SILENCE:
BINGHAM RAY (1954 - 2012)Spotlight. Click. Read. Go.4 OSCAR NOMINATIONS FOR BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
AWARDS KEEP COMING!
Benh Zeitlin, recipient of the inaugural Graham Leggat Award, at Film Society Awards Night at SFIFF55
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Benh Zeitlin's debut phenomenon supported by two SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grants totaling $105,000, has earned four Oscar nominations: Best Picture, Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald, producers; Actress, Quvenzhané Wallis; Directing, Benh Zeitlin; and Writing (Adapted Screenplay), screenplay by Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin! For the full list of nominations, visit oscar.go.com/nominees.Screening & Event HighlightsSundance Film Festival 2013January 17-27 Park City, Utah
2012 SFFS Documentary Film Fund grant winner Narco CulturaFROM SFFS TO PARK CITY
Later this week, five films that the San Francisco Film Society has supported through Filmmaker360 grants and fiscal sponsorship will premiere at Sundance 2013's U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions! For those who will be making the snowy trek and for those of us who won't, watch interviews and previews of American Promise, Cutie and the Boxer, Fruitvale, Inequality for All, and Narco Cultura on blog.sffs.org.Filmmaker360 In Focus
Two-time grant winner
FruitvaleKENNETH RAININ FOUNDATION RENEWS & EXPANDS SUPPORT
The San Francisco Film Society just announced a significant increase in funding to its Filmmaker360 programs through the renewal and expansion of its collaborative relationship with the Kenneth Rainin Foundation (KRF). Filmmaker360 supports narrative feature filmmakers through cash grants, residencies, script workshops, and more.
Due to the program's demonstrated success since the relationship between the two organizations began, the suite of services funded by KRF -- including the flagship SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grants, which distribute more than $600,000 annually directly to filmmakers -- will continue to grow and develop well beyond the five-year pilot period originally announced in 2009. With more recently-launched initiatives such as the new FilmHouse residency program already showing signs of great potential and sustainability, SFFS and KRF will strengthen their partnership and build new services in the years to come to support independent filmmakers of all stripes. Read the announcement here.
The Spring 2013 SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grant will open for applications January 16!Film HappeningsMostly British Film FestivalJanuary 17-24 Vogue Theatre
56 Up premieres January 21DISCOUNT FOR SFFS MEMBERSThe fifth annual Mostly British Film Festival runs January 17-24 at the Vogue, spotlighting 25 new and classic movies from the UK, Ireland, Australia and South Africa. San Francisco premieres include Hunky Dory, a musical starring Minnie Driver who will be present; 56 Up, the latest in the famed documentary series following the same group of Brits (pictured); and the spy thriller Shadow Dancer with Clive Owen. The popular British Noir evening features a James Mason double bill, Odd Man Out and The Deadly Affair, introduced by Noir expert Tony Broadbent. Visit mostlybritish.org for more information.SFFS members qualify for discounted $10 ticket and $75 pass (includes all parties)!