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56th San Francisco International Film Festival Golden Gate Award Competition Official Selections
*Bay Area Filmmakers

The Cleaner, Adrián Saba, Peru
Habi, The Foreigner, María Florencia Álvarez, Argentina/Brazil
Memories Look at Me, Song Fang, China
Our Homeland, Yang Yong-hi, Japan
Present Tense, Belmin Söylemez, Turkey
La Sirga, William Vega, Colombia/France/Mexico
The Strange Little Cat, Ramon Zürcher, Germany
Tall as the Baobab Tree, Jeremy Teicher, USA/Senegal
They’ll Come Back, Marcelo Lordello, Brazil
Youth, Justine Malle, France

After Tiller, Martha Shane and Lana Wilson USA
Before You Know It, PJ Raval, USA   
Chimeras, Mika Mattila, Finland
Cutie and the Boxer, Zachary Heinzerling, USA
God Loves Uganda, Roger Ross Williams, USA/Uganda
Inori, Pedro González-Rubio, Japan
*The Kill Team, Dan Krauss, USA
Let the Fire Burn, Jason Osder, USA
Rent a Family Inc., Kaspar Astrup Schröder, Denmark
*A River Changes Course, Kalyanee Mam, Cambodia/USA
The Search for Emak Bakia, Oskar Alegria, Spain
Sofia’s Last Ambulance, Ilian Metev, Germany/Bulgaria/Croatia

Home, Thomas Gleeson, New Zealand
*Kings Point, Sari Gilman, USA
Recollections, Nathanael Carton, Japan
Reindeer, Eva Weber, England
A Story for the Modlins, Sergio Oksman, Spain

Black Metal, Kat Candler, USA
Ellen is Leaving, Michelle Savill, New Zealand
GASP, Eicke Bettinga, Germany
On the Edge, Grégoire Colin, France
*Shanghai Strangers, Joan Chen, China
*Stepsister, Joey Izzo, USA
Vacances, Frédéric Doll, France

Bite of the Tail, Song E. Kim, USA/South Korea
The Deep End, Jake Fried, USA
The Event, Julia Pott, USA/England
The Inn, Izu Troi, France/Belgium/Switzerland
Kali the Little Vampire, Regina Pessoa, Canada/France
Lumerence, Miwa Matreyek, USA
Tram, Michaela Pavlátová, France   

*Conjuror’s Box, Kerry Laitala, USA
Hex Suffice Cache Ten, Thorsten Fleisch, Germany
Malody, Phillip Barker, Canada
*More Real, Jonn Herschend, USA
Morning of Saint Anthony’s Day, João Pedro Rodrigues, Portugal
Salmon, Alredo Covelli, Israel/Italy   
*3020 Laguna St. In Exitum, Ashley Rodholm and Joe Picard, USA

Beethoven’s Wig, Denny Silverthorne and Alex Hawley, Canada
I’m Going to Mum’s, Lauren Jackson, New Zealand
Jonah and the Crab, Laurel Cohen, USA
Luminaris, Juan Pablo Zaramella, Argentina
Tintico’s Afternoons, Alejandro Garcia Caballero, Mexico

Beginnings, Kathie Silverstein, USA
*Checkmate, Lily Yu, Jasmine Erhardt, and Stephanie Hoang, USA
The Dogmatic, Lance Oppenheim, USA
*Last Stop Livermore, Nat Talbot, USA
*Limitations, Lily Yu, USA

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56th San Francisco International Film Festival

The 56th San Francisco International Film Festival runs April 25–May 9 at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, the Castro Theatre and New People Cinema in San Francisco and the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley. Held each spring for 15 days, the International is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation in one of the country’s most beautiful cities, featuring 200 films and live events, 14 juried awards and $70,000 in cash prizes, upwards of 100 participating filmmaker guests and diverse and engaged audiences with more than 70,000 in attendance.

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, 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.
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