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San Francisco Film Society Announces Winners of 2016 Documentary Film Fund

20 September 2016 12:19 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The San Francisco Film Society has just unveiled the three winners of the 2016 Sffs Documentary Film Fund awards. Totaling $75,000, the funds will support the feature-length documentaries in post-production and help push them towards completion. Chosen for their compelling stories, intriguing characters and innovative visual approach, the winners are: “For Ahkeem” by Jeremy Levine and Landon Van Soest, “The Rescue List” by Alyssa Fedele and Zachary Fink and Peter Bratt’s “Woman in Motion.”

“These projects are great examples of balance between artistic vision and social impact,” stated the jury in a statement. “They tell neglected or overlooked stories by exploring the lives of very interesting characters who stand for larger social issues. For ‘Ahkeem’ is an extremely patient verité film, yet with a sense of political urgency in the way it tackles its complex subject. ‘The Rescue List’ portrays an artful balance of ethnography and visual poetry while it brings »

- Liz Calvario

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San Francisco Film Society Announces Finalists For 2016 Documentary Film Fund

18 August 2016 3:25 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Today, the San Francisco Film Society today announced the ten finalists for the 2016 Sffs Documentary Film Fund awards totaling $75,000. The Sffs Documentary Film Fund supports feature-length documentaries in postproduction and was created to support singular nonfiction film work. Finalists were selected from more than 200 applications, and winners will be announced in mid-September.

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Dff has an excellent track record for championing compelling films that have gone on to earn great acclaim. Previous winners include Zachary Heinzerling’s “Cutie and the Boxer,” which won Sundance’s Directing Award for documentary and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature; Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson’s “American Promise,”which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and won the festival’s Special Jury Prize in the documentary category; and Moby Longinotto’s “The Joneses,” which premiered at the 2016 San Francisco International Film Festival. »

- Vikram Murthi

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JFK's Grandson Jack Schlossberg Jokes About Post-Grad Life During Profile In Courage Awards Presentation: 'Why Didn't Any Of You Warn Me'

1 May 2016 12:35 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Jack Schlossberg's first year out of college has brought plenty of changes and made him appreciate his roots, the 23-year-old son of Caroline Kennedy and only grandson of former President John F. Kennedy revealed while presenting the Profile In Courage Award to Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy Sunday. Following up his 2015, headline-making hosting gig, the Yale graduate seemed more at ease in front of the audience, and said that he's transitioned from "naive college student," joking, "Why didn't any of you warn about life after school?" Schlossberg, who's recently been living in Tokyo, revealed that he hadn't "been in a room »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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JFK's Grandson Jack Schlossberg Jokes About Post-Grad Life During Profile In Courage Awards Presentation: 'Why Didn't Any Of You Warn Me'

1 May 2016 12:35 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Jack Schlossberg's first year out of college has brought plenty of changes and made him appreciate his roots, the 23-year-old son of Caroline Kennedy and only grandson of former President John F. Kennedy revealed while presenting the Profile In Courage Award to Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy, Sunday. Following up his 2015, headline-making hosting gig, the Yale graduate seemed more at ease in front of the audience, and said that he's transitioned from "naive college student," joking, "Why didn't any of you warn about life after school?" Schlossberg, who's recently been living in Tokyo, revealed that he hadn't "been in a room »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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Crowdfund This: New Project Aims to Shift Narrative of Lives Lost by Police Brutality (20 Days Left)

28 March 2016 10:32 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

An Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for an upcoming project that you should consider getting behind... Below you'll find details courtesy of the award-winning filmmakers - Michèle Stephenson and Joe Brewster - who produced and directed "American Promise," and are currently working on the New York Times Op-Doc "Conversations on Race" series, both (the film and the series) featured on this blog. The campaign goal is $50,000, with 20 days to go until it ends.  For much more on the project and the campaign, watch a video pitch below, and then visit the project's Indiegogo page here: *** "Say Their Names" is a bold and groundbreaking multimedia »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Crowdfund This: New Project Aims to Shift Narrative of Lives Lost by Police Brutality

23 February 2016 10:08 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

An Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for an upcoming project that you should consider getting behind... Below you'll find details courtesy of the award-winning filmmakers - Michèle Stephenson and Joe Brewster - who produced and directed "American Promise," and are currently working on the New York Times Op-Doc "Conversations on Race" series, both (the film and the series) featured on this blog. *** "Say Their Names" is a bold and groundbreaking multimedia project that shifts the narratives of the Black lives lost unjustly to law enforcement and vigilante violence.  The stories told will serve to magnify the humanity of loved ones stolen from »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Chicken & Egg Pictures Announces Breakthrough Filmmaker Award Winners

19 January 2016 9:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Emmy Award-Winning Chicken & Egg Pictures is Putting a Spotlight on Criminal Justice Chicken & Egg Pictures, a leader in supporting female non-fiction filmmakers, have announced the five recipients of their inaugural Breakthrough Filmmaker Awards. The five chosen filmmakers are Kristi Jacobson ("A Place at the Table"), Julia Reichert ("The Last Truck"), Yoruba Richen ("The New Black"), Elaine McMillion Sheldon ("Hollow") and Michèle Stephenson ("American Promise"). Jacobson is a NY-based filmmaker whose films capture nuanced, intimate and provocative portrayals of individuals and communities; her most recent film, "A Place at the Table," premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival before its theatrical release in over 35 U.S. cities. Reichert, meanwhile is a three-time Academy Award nominee for her documentary work, while Richen is a documentary filmmaker whose work explores issues of race, »

- Zack Sharf

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