San Francisco, CA — The San Francisco Film Society has announced an exciting array of programs scheduled for Fall 2013, kicking off in October with the residency of Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Diab and continuing with six in-depth festivals spotlighting regional cinemas from around the globe. Announcements with complete details about each program will be made in the coming weeks.
Artist in Residence: Mohamed Diab
October 1 – 15
Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Diab’s two-week residency features a screening of his directorial debut Cairo 678 with a moderated Q&A (Oct 10 at New People Cinema), a free artist talk (Oct 14 at FilmHouse), numerous visits to Bay Area high school and college classrooms and networking events with the local film community.
Hong Kong Cinema
October 4 – 6
The third annual festival of recent works from one of the world’s most exciting filmmaking hubs offers a wild mix of genres, presents retrospective classics and features performances from the region’s biggest stars.
Sister Cities Cinema: Zurich / SF
October 18 – 20
New People Cinema
This brand new series celebrates the tenth anniversary of the sister-city relationship between Zurich and San Francisco by highlighting some of the most exciting cinema depicting each city and exploring their shared sensibilities through film.
Taiwan Film Days
November 1 – 3
From their melodramatic heights to their gritty crime-ridden depths, the films featured in this weekend celebration of new work from Taiwan provide a comprehensive picture of the diverse island state.
French Cinema Now
November 7 – 10
Landmark’s Clay Theatre
Now in its sixth year, French Cinema Now consists of four glorious days dedicated to significant new works of francophone cinema from France, Belgium, Quebec and anywhere else you hear the sweet sounds of the French language.
New Italian Cinema
November 13 – 17
Landmark’s Clay Theatre
Exploring the rich cinematic tradition of Italy and discovering its newest generation of filmmakers, this 17th edition features a tribute to Neapolitan cinema and a seven-film competition for the prestigious City of Florence Award.
Cinema by the Bay
November 22 – 24
The Film Society’s fifth annual celebration of new work by homegrown talent highlights the passion, innovation and diversity of Bay Area filmmaking and inducts a new group to our expanding pantheon of local cinematic luminaries at Essential SF.
Artist in Residence: Sebastián Silva
December 2 – 16
A recent guest of the San Francisco International Film Festival, acclaimed Chilean filmmaker Sebastián Silva (Crystal Fairy) returns to the city for a two-week residency which includes a screening of one of his films, a free artist talk and a full slate of visits to Bay Area high school and college classrooms and networking events with the local film community.
For complete and up-to-date information on all Film Society programming, including buying tickets, visit sffs.org.
San Francisco Film Society
Building on a legacy of more than 50 years of bringing the best in world cinema to the Bay Area, the San Francisco Film Society is a national leader in exhibition, education and filmmaker services. SFFS is headed by Executive Director Ted Hope with the programmatic leadership of Director of Programming Rachel Rosen, Director of Filmmaker360 Michele Turnure-Salleo and Director of Education Joanne Parsont.
The Film Society presents more than 100 days of exhibition each year, reaching a total audience of more than 100,000 people. Its acclaimed education program introduces international, independent and documentary cinema and media literacy to more than 10,000 teachers and students. Through Filmmaker360, the Film Society’s filmmaker services program, essential creative and business services, professional development classes, and funding totaling millions of dollars are provided to deserving filmmakers of all levels.
The Film Society seeks to elevate all aspects of film culture, offering a wide range of activities that engage emotions, inspire action, change perceptions and advance knowledge. A 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, it is largely donor and member supported. Patronage and membership provides discounted prices, access to grants and residencies, private events and a wealth of other benefits.
For more information visit sffs.org