Film Festival 2014

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San Francisco International Film Festival 2014

San Francisco, California
Thursday, April 24 -
Thursday, May 8, 2014

2013 Golden Gate Award Documentary Feature Winner A River Changes Course, Kalyanee Mam (Cambodia/USA 2012)

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San Francisco International Film Festival

Founded in 1957, 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. The Festival attracts an annual audience of more than 70,000.

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

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2013 San Francisco International Film Festival Award Winners

Golden Gate Award Documentary Feature Winners
Documentary Feature - A River Changes Course, Kalyanee Mam (Cambodia/USA 2012)
Bay Area Documentary Feature - The Kill Team, Dan Krauss (USA 2012)
New Directors Prize - Present Tense, Belmin Solyemez (Turkey 2012)
FIPRESCI Prize - Nights with Theodore, Sébastian Betbeder (France 2012)

Golden Gate Award Short Film Winners
Narrative Short - Ellen Is Leaving, Michelle Savill (New Zealand 2012)
Documentary Short - Kings Point, Sari Gilman (USA 2012)
Special Jury Prize - Home, Thomas Gleeson (New Zealand 2012)
Animated Short - Kali the Little Vampire, Regina Pessoa (Canada/France 2012)
Bay Area Short - Second Prize - More Real, Jonn Herschend (USA 2012)
New Visions - Salmon, Alfredo Covelli (Israel/Italy 2012)
Family Film - Luminaris, Juan Pablo Zaramella (Argentina 2012)
Family Film Honorable Mention - I'm Going to Mum's, Lauren Jackson (New Zealand 2012), Jonah and the Crab, Laurel Cohen (USA 2012)
Youth Work - The Dogmatic, Lance Oppenheim (USA 2012)

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