San Francisco Film Festival Announces 22 Films in Its Lineup
Ten narrative features from 12 countries have been selected to compete for the New Directors Prize at the San Francisco International Film Festival, which runs from April 25 to May 9. Twelve documentaries from 10 countries will compete for the Golden Gate Award.
With $70,000 in prize money to distribute, the festival will award $15,000 to the winner of the New Directors Prize, $20,000 to the Golden Gate Award winner and $15,000 to the Bay Area documentary feature winner. Winners will be announced at the Golden Gate Awards on March 8.
The selections for the narrative feature competition are:
The Cleaner, Adrian Sabu, Peru
Habi, the Foreigner, Maria Florencia Alvarez, Argentina/Brazil
Memories Look at Me, Song Fang, China
Our Homeland, Yang Yonghi, Japan
Present Tense, Belmin Soylemez, Turkey
La Sirga, William Vega, Colombia/France/Mexico
The Strange Little Cat, Ramon Zurcher, Germany
Tall as the Baobab Tree, Jeremy Teicher, USA/Senegal
They'll Come Back, Marcelo Lordello, Brazil
Youth, Justine Malle, France
The New Directors section will also include 19 out-of-competition films, which will be announced April 2.
The selections for the documentary feature competition are:
After Tiller, Martha Shane and Lana Wilson, USA
Before You Know It, PJ Ravel, USA
Chimeras, Mika Mattila, Finland
Cutie and the Boxer, Zachary Heinzerling, USA
God Loves Uganda, Roger Ross Williams, USA/Uganda
Inori, Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio, Japan
The Kill Team, Dan Krauss, USA
Let the Fire Burn, Jason Osder, USA
Rent a Family Inc., Kaspar Astrup Schroder, Denmark
A River Changes Course, Kalyanee Mam, Cambodia/USA
The Search for Emak Bakia, Oskar Alegria, Spain
Sofia's Last Ambulance, Ilian Metev, Germany/Bulgaria/Croatia
In addition to these 12 features by emerging filmmakers, the Golden Gate Awards will include competitors in six other categories, which will be announced April 2.