Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Animation Shorts Program with Valerie LaPointe from Pixar

SF Women's Film Festival is proud to present

Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 1:00 PM

SFWFF 2010 presents the best in children’s animation shorts program, including films by Valerie LaPointe. Valerie is currently employed as a story artist for Pixar Animation Studios. Since 2007, she has worked at Pixar on PRESTO, CARSTOONS, and various other films. Summer Storm is her fourth personal film. Her previous films Night Light (2002), Upside Downed (2004), and Lolly’s Box (2005) have screened in various film festivals worldwide. Check out Lolly’s Box and other award-winning animation at this year’s festival. Valerie LaPointe will be in attendance.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

SFWFF & Indie-Fest Online Competition - Watch and Vote Kicks off the 2010 Festival Season with Indie-Fest Online Film Competition at the San Francisco International Women's Film Festival. Indie-fest online film competition is the American Idol for independent film. It is free for the audience to watch and vote; choosing the winning filmmaker. The winner will screen at this year's 6th Annual San Francisco International Women's Film Festival.

SFWFF + Indie-fest viewing and voting is live from
March 19 to April 5

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

SFWFF 2010 Schedule and Line-up is LIVE!

The San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival (SFWFF) celebrating women in all areas of film will take place April 7th through 11th at the Roxie Theater and other community centers across the San Francisco Bay Area. SFWFF 2010 full festival schedule and line-up are now live!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Don't miss the 28th Annual San Francisco International Asian American Film Fest

Don't miss the 28th Annual San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF), which showcases the best Asian and Asian American films from around the globe. SFIAAFF takes place March 11-21, 2010 in San Francisco, Berkeley and San Jose. 2010 marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Festival’s presenting organization the Center for Asian America Media (CAAM).

The San Francisco International Women's Film Festival is proud to co-present the following film at this year's SFIAAFF:

Sing China! will screen on 03/13 @ 1:30pm @ Landmark Clay Theatre. Admission:$12:
Freida Lee Mock’s 2001 Oscar-nominated short film SING! looked behind the scenes at the Los Angeles Children’s Choir, and in her inspiring sequel she returns to the chorus seven years later, chronicling its groundbreaking tour of China. Following the chorus’ 60 members, all 11-17 years-old, Mock not only captures the excitement and drama of performance, but also paints a portrait of a changing China, one then on the cusp of hosting the 2008 Olympics. Internationally acclaimed, the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus includes youth from over 50 diverse communities across Los Angeles and has traveled around the world, bringing its young ambassadors of American culture from Brazil to Australia. In the chorus’ first trip to China, Mock captures the intimate moments of their rehearsals and performances, and also their interactions with host organizations and fellow Chinese singers.

From Shanghai to Beijing to Xi’an, SING CHINA! follows the children as they inquisitively learn how silk is made, haggle with street vendors and stand in awe of ancient buildings, and also provides incredible footage of their concerts and performances, featuring everything from Beethoven to Ellington to traditional Chinese songs. For many of the children, the trip is a fascinating glimpse into another culture, but for others it is something quite more meaningful. These include Gianna, a Chinese adoptee returning to China for the first time who is in search of her orphanage, and the precocious Nathan, a Filipino American who is astonished to see so many Asians in one place. Funny, heartful and moving, SING CHINA! is a celebration of performance, culture and the transformative power of music.

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