|San Francisco, California|
|Event Date from:||4/19/2012||Event Date to:||5/3/2012|
The San Francisco International Film Festival showcases extraordinary films from around the world, presents fantastic live events, honors iconic figures of cinema and throws sensational parties.
The San Francisco International Film Festival is the longest-running film festival in the Americas. Held each spring for two weeks, the International is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation in the country’s most beautiful city, featuring some 150 films and live events with more than 100 filmmakers in attendance and nearly two dozen awards presented for cinematic excellence.
Highly anticipated by its loyal and passionate audiences, championed by civic and community leaders, admired and adored by filmmakers and closely watched by industry professionals, SFIFF is one of the most important events in the Bay Area’s cultural calendar and an important stop on the international festival circuit.
This year’s highlights include:
Opening Night Film & Party: The Beginners by Mike Mills, 4/21
State of Cinema Address with Christine Vachon: 4/24
New Skin for the Old Ceremony: Short Films Made for Leonard Cohen’s Classic Album, April 26
Centerpiece Film & Party: Terri by Azazel Jacobs, 4/30
Persistence of Vision Award: Matthew Barney, 4/30
Kanbar Award: Frank Pierson, 4/30
Mel Novikoff Award: Serge Bromberg, 5/1
Tindersticks: Claire Denis Film Scores 1996-2009, 5/1
Porchlight: True Stories From the World of Film, 5/3
Closing Night Film & Party: On Tour by Mathieu Almaric, 5/5
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