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54TH SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS TINDERSTICKS: CLAIRE DENIS FILM SCORES 1996–2009

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54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21–May 5) announces an annual programming highlight and audience favorite, the presentation of a film accompanied by live performance of an original score by a contemporary music artist. This year Tindersticks, the groundbreaking British chamber rock band known for its distinctive orchestral sound and the baritone of lead vocalist Stuart Staples, will perform works from the scores that they have created for six films of French director Clai...

San Francisco International Animation Festival

The Decemberists’ 'The Hazards of Love' Visualized, The Best of Annecy, Semiconductor Live, Animated Music Videos and Award-Winning Shorts from Around the World

The San Francisco Film Society presents the fifth annual San Francisco International Animation Festival (SFIAF), a four-day celebration of the Bay Area’s preeminence as a hub for one of the most creative forms in cinema, November 11–14 at Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema. This year’s International Animation Festival ranges from FX-based features to family-friendly cartoons and includes Hayao Miyazaki protégé Sunao Katabuchi’s Mai Mai Miracle, the Decemberists-inspired Here Come the Waves: The Hazards of Love Visualized, six wildly diverse shorts programs and a live animation and musical performance by artist duo Semiconductor.

“SFIAF explores the many forms of animation as both an artistic practice and a mode of production,” said programmer Sean Uyehara. “Each year it’s exciting to discover and present a range of work from established artists such as anime director Sunao Katabuchi and this year’s Golden Gate Persistence of Vision Award recipient Don Hertzfeldt to works by emerging talents such as Brent Green and Skye Thorstensen to the unique work of the innovative duo Semiconductor.”

Cinema By The Bay

The San Francisco Film Society will present the second annual Cinema by the Bay, a celebration of the passion, innovation and diversity of Bay Area filmmaking, the intelligence and probing spirit of local directors and the incredible depth and breadth of America’s film and media frontier, November 5–8 at the Roxie Theater, Southern Exposure and the Lab. The four-day festival will feature new work produced in or about the San Francisco Bay Area and provide a compelling window into Bay Area film culture and practice at its best. CBTB includes features, shorts, narratives and documentaries from well-known and emerging local talent.

Interview with San Francsco Int’l Animation Fest Programmer Sean Uyehara

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Sean Uyehara, who has been with the San Francisco Film Society for 5 years, offers an academic perspective on film and animation.Lis: How did your interest in animation begin?Sean: I'm interested in movies...and one thing about animation that I think is especially interesting is the way that it implies the relationship of the production world of film to an audience.  One thing I'm interested in about movies in general is not only how they create meaning, but how they create authority.  There a...

Interview with San Francsco Int’l Animation Fest Programmer

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Interview with San Francsco Int’l Animation Fest Programmer Sean Uyehara Sean Uyehara, who has been with the San Francisco Film Society for 5 years, offers an academic perspective on film and animation.Lis: How did your interest in animation begin?Sean: I'm interested in movies...and one thing about animation that I think is especially interesting is the way that it implies the relationship of the production world of film to an audience. One thing I'm interested in about movies in general is ...

Mai Mai Miracle at the SF Intl' Animation Festival

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Since I'm a fan of Spirited Away, I was looking forward to seeing Mai Mai Miracle at the San Francisco International Animation Festival this morning.  Mai Mai Miracle is directed by Sunao Katabuchi, who is a protege of Hayao Miyazaki's and worked as his assistant director on Kiki's Delivery Service.  Miyazaki, who has received much critical acclaim for at least a dozen films and is considered the Walt Disney of Japan, is one of the few Anime directors who has managed to make films that hav...

Fifth Annual San Francisco International Animation Film Festival Promises Excellence (As Usual)

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Today is a very exciting day!  The San Francisco International Film Festival begins, it runs  November 11–14, 2010.This year is the fifth annual.  Last year I had to miss it, but two years ago I met Gene Dietch and pondered the differences between hand drawn animation and digital, talked with Nina Paley about children's animation, and was introduced to the mind-blowing world of Encyclopedia Pictura, among other things.  That year I also interviewed founder Sean Uyehara about animation...(...

San Francisco Animation Film Fest kicks off

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Fifth Annual San Francisco International Animation Film Festival Promises Excellence (As Usual) It runs November 11-14Tomorrow is a very exciting day! The San Francisco International Film Festival begins. This year is the fifth annual. Last year I had to miss it, but two years ago I met Gene Dietch and pondered the differences between hand drawn animation and digital, talked with Nina Paley about children's animation, and was introduced to the mind-blowing world of Encyclopedia Pictura, among...

San Francisco International Animation Festival

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The San Francisco Film Society presents the fifth annual San Francisco International Animation Festival (SFIAF), a four-day celebration of the Bay Area's preeminence as a hub for one of the most creative forms in cinema, November 11 - 14 at Landmark's Embarcadero Center Cinema. This year's International Animation Festival ranges from FX-based features to family-friendly cartoons and includes Hayao Miyazaki protégé Sunao Katabuchi's Mai Mai Miracle, the Decemberists-inspired Here Come the Waves...

Warhol Shorts with Original Music by Indie Pop Duo

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The San Francisco Film Society will present a screening of 13 Most Beautiful . . . Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests, accompanied by beloved indie pop duo Dean & Britta performing an original score at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, February 3 at the Palace of Fine Arts (3301 Lyon Street). Between 1964 and 1966, Andy Warhol -- nurturing a career-long fascination with the transience of celebrity -- created revealing cinematic portraits of the actors, socialites, poets, drag queens and fresh-faced Gotham a...

Cartoonist Gene Deitch in San Francisco

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Last Sunday morning I ended my tour of the San Francisco International Animation Film Festival with a retrospective of animator Gene Deitch's work for children. Deitch and his wife Zdenka who reside in Prague, were in attendance for the screening. The showing included Oscar Winning Monroe, The Three Robbers, TomTerrific, Maurice Sendak's In the Knight Kitchen, and Where the Wild Things Are, Sylvester and the magic Pebble, Why Mosquitos Buzz in Peoples' Ears, and Tom and Jerry. Seein...

Cartoonist Gene Deitch in San Francisco

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Last Sunday morning I ended my tour of the San Francisco International Animation Film Festival with a retrospective of animator Gene Deitch's work for children. Deitch and his wife Zdenka who reside in Prague, were in attendance for the screening. The showing included Oscar Winning Monroe, The Three Robbers, TomTerrific, Maurice Sendak's In the Knight Kitchen, and Where the Wild Things Are, Sylvester and the magic Pebble, Why Mosquitos Buzz in Peoples' Ears, and Tom and Jerry. Seeing these work...

NEWSLETTER N° 389: November 12, 2008

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Check out the Festivals posters gallery on fest21.com Dailies from Montreal Toronto San Sebastian London Cinemed   _____________________________________________________________________________________ LIVE FROM THE FORT LAUDERDALE FILM FESTIVAL Award Winners Announced At FLIFF Finale A Mahon On A Mission Film In Focus: FLING Eli Wallach Honored A...

Focus on Encyclopedia Pictura at SFIAFF

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This weekend at the San Francisco International Animation Film Festival, my eyes were opened to a new world! It is that of Encyclopedia Pictura. EP is an animating collective of three young men from Santa Cruz who are currently enjoying a lot of attention since their animation and production for Bjork's 'Wanderlust.' View here.-Darren Rabinovitch, Sean Hellfritsch, and Isaiah Saxon of EP, and Sean Uyehara, programmer of SFIAFF Encyclopedia Pictura are definitely on top of their game. As designer...

Encyclopedia Pictura at SFIAFF

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This weekend at the San Francisco International Animation Film Festival, my eyes were opened to a new world! It is that of Encyclopedia Pictura. EP is an animating collective of three young men from Santa Cruz who are currently enjoying a lot of attention since their animation and production for Bjork's 'Wanderlust.' View here. -Darren Rabinovitch, Sean Hellfritsch, and Isaiah Saxon of EP, and Sean Uyehara, Programmer of SFIAFF Encyclopedia Pictura are definitely on top of their ...

Interview with Sean Uyehara Founder of the San Francisco International Animation Festival

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I had the chance to talk to Mr. Sean Uyehara, founder and programmer of the San Francisco International Animation Festival, about film, animation, and this year's fest. What's the mission of the Animation Festival? The idea is to present films that give a good overview of the state of the field.  We try to bring the best films in the field to San Francisco, and also try to shine a light on the practice of animation in general. Any major challenges with this year's festi...

Interview with Sean Uyehara, San Francisco Animation Festival

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I had the chance to talk to Mr. Sean Uyehara, founder and programmer of the San Francisco International Animation Festival, about film, animation, and this year's fest:(November 13-14, 2008).What's the mission of the Animation Festival? The idea is to present films that give a good overview of the state of the field. We try to bring the best films in the field to San Francisco, and also try to shine a light on the practice of animation in general.Any major challenges with this year's festival?W...

The 3rd Annual San Francisco International Animation Festival!

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One week from today is opening night... THIRD ANNUAL SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 13–16, This year the festival includes: Opening Night Nina Paley’s Sita Sings the Blues, Cannes Highlight Waltz with Bashir, Bill Plympton’s Idiots and Angels, Retrospective of Gene Deitch’s Films for Children and Award-Winning Shorts from Around the World The San Francisco Film Society presents the third annual San Francisco International Animation Festival (SFIA...

San Francisco International Animation Festival preview

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The San Francisco Film Society presents the third annual San Francisco International Animation Festival (SFIAF), a four-day event celebrating one of the most fertile, creative and productive forms of artistic, experimental, commercial and industrial media. The International Animation Festival ranges from the latest award-winning features to family-friendly short cartoons and celebrates San Francisco's preeminence as a hub for one of the most vital forms in cinema today. SFIAF will screen Novembe...

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