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SFIFF57 Runs April 24Ã¢â‚¬â€œMay 8, 2014; Tens of Thousands in Cash Prizes; Final Deadline for Shorts December 2; Final Deadline for Features December 9
The San Francisco Film Society is now accepting submissions for the 57th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 24Ã¢â‚¬â€œMay 8, 2014), recognized throughout the world as an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation in one of the countryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s most beautiful cities. Works in all genres, forms and lengths are considered. The final deadline for short films is Monday December 2, and the final deadline for features is Monday December 9.
HOW TO ENTER Entry form and information: sffs.org or withoutabox.com.
Founded in 1957, SFIFF is the longest-running film festival in the Americas. Refreshingly intimate for a festival of its size and scope, the Festival combines a range of marquee premieres, international competitions, compelling documentaries, new digital media work, live music performances and star-studded gala events.
SFIFF is dedicated to celebrating creativity, inspiration, collaboration and innovation and is deeply rooted in the finest traditions of film appreciation both as an art form and as a meaningful agent for social change. SFIFF 2013 presented 263 screenings of 158 films from 51 countries, and brought more than 200 filmmaker and industry guests to the Festival from more than 20 countries around the globe. Tens of thousands of enthusiastic filmgoers flocked to San Francisco to celebrate the best of international cinema.
The FestivalÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s awards and prizes recognize the best of international and Bay Area talent by honoring superior innovation in documentary, narrative, animation, experimental and television works.
Golden Gate AwardsÃ¢â‚¬â€Including juried awards for Best Documentary Feature with a $10,000 prize; Best Bay Area Documentary Feature with a $5,000 prize; and awards totaling more than $10,000 in other categories of shorts, youth-produced and family films.
New Directors PrizeÃ¢â‚¬â€A juried cash award of $10,000 to the director of a first narrative feature at the Festival.
FIPRESCI PrizeÃ¢â‚¬â€Awarded by the International Federation of Film Critics. SFIFF is only one of three festivals in the U.S. selected to present this prestigious award.
Audience AwardsÃ¢â‚¬â€For Best Narrative and Best Documentary Features
SFIFF is an Academy AwardÃ‚Â®Ã¢â‚¬â€œqualifying festival for all three short film categories: documentary, live action and animated. New in 2014, the festival is also a qualifying festival for the 7th annual Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction filmmaking, which were founded in 2007 to honor exemplary craft in documentaries.