Film Festivals

20 Dec 2019

The Netflix of Rejected Films Wants Your Submissions

Guest post by: Andrea Gonzales-Paul If you’re a person who has spent a lot of time and energy making an independent film that didn’t get into the festival circuit and/or didn’t secure distribution, please read on. Backstory: I made a deeply personal documentary about how my liver almost — but

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25 Nov 2019

Have Yourself A “Black Christmas” (Or Other Weird December Films)

Want to minimize treacly films from your cinematic December?  Cinemagoers in the S.F. Bay Area craving more offbeat fare are in luck.  This month offers both the new edition of a genre film festival from the S.F. Independent Film Festival folks as well as a twisted Christmas slasher tale from

14 Oct 2019

Halloween Films and Film Festivals Coming to the Bay Area

RECAP:  The Mill Valley Film Festival’s arrival set off an October filled with a dozen or so film festivals.  To avoid drowning readers in data, the October preview of new films was broken up into three parts.  Aside from shout outs to such festivals as the United Nations Association Film

07 Oct 2019

There Are SO Many Film Festivals Coming to the Bay Area!

RECAP:  A drunken film festival!  A twisted Takashi Miike crime comedy!  A San Francisco 1990s underground film series!  That’s just scratching the surface of what’s interesting and coming out this month.  So this month’s film preview is broken up into three parts. In this installment, there are three film festivals

04 Apr 2019

AOC, BBC & Claire Denis: Preview Of SFFILM Festival 2019

Broke-Ass readers living in the S.F. Bay Area who want longer immersion in the world of film outside the Hollywood sphere are in luck next week.  April sees the return of the annual SFFILM Festival. Formerly known as the San Francisco International Film Festival, this two week event enters its

31 Oct 2018

Check Out All These Mini Film Fests in the Bay Area

Guest post by Peter Wong The San Francisco Bay Area is a wonderful place to be for those who know Hollywood does not offer the beginning or the end of cinema’s possibilities.  At certain weekends of the year, several differently-themed small festivals present their annual offerings simultaneously. This coming weekend

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