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ProductionNext / San Francisco

A gathering place for ProductionNext members in San Francisco
San Francisco, California

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For those who haven't lost all sense of happiness in our terrible era's fearsome lack of joy, the 24th San Francisco Silent Film Festival, May 1st-5th, has offerings that can rearrange your cinematic perceptions for life.... https://www.popmatters.com/san-francisco-silent-film-festival-24th-26338...
With Scouts’ Honor (2001, about a Petaluma teen’s challenge to the Boy Scouts of America’s anti-gay policy) and Knocking (2006, which detailed the contributions of Jehovah’s Witnesses to U.S. civil rights), Bay Area documentary filmmaker Tom Shepard enrolled viewers in the causes of people they didn’t necessarily identify with or even like. Shepard works similar magic in Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America (April 17 at the Victoria in San Francisco and April 18 at the Grand Lake in Oakland), tracking the San Francisco travails of four LGBTQ refugees from Angola, Syria and the Congo... https://www.kqed.org/arts/13854416/now-playing-bay-area-filmmakers-sffilm
This year, the festival will screen 123 films from 31 countries at seven venues around the Plaza. Most exciting for festival director Kevin McNeely is how many filmmakers are expected to accompany their films – at least 200, he says.... https://www.sonomanews.com/entertainment/9416504-181/a-day-by-day-guide-...

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A 90-minute Webinar about the American Film Market featuring Ben Yennie and Tanya Kersey

If you want to make a living as a filmmaker while making anything except commercials or industrials, you're going to have to attend the American Film Market. But AFM has a culture all it's own, and without some guidance, it's hard to find success. That's why we're happy to bring you this webinar...

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Since it’s Festivals month at ProductionNext, we thought we’d give a guide to our readers who are approaching completion of their first feature film on how best to use festivals in order to get the most out of them.  We’re not trying to replicate the 50 film festivals worth the entry fee...
It’s March, so the Oscars are old news, but if you’re a Savvy Filmmaker, you’ll be planning on how to build your audience for the future.  Nothing does that quite like saying that you’re an Academy Award nominated (or winning) filmmaker.  But how do you actually qualify for the best...
In general, there are only a couple of viable ways to start out your filmmaking career.  One is to join the studio system and hope you have what it takes to rise through the ranks.  The other is to build an audience, raise the money you need to make the films yourself, and do your damnedest to...

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I just got myself a brand new office at the 9th Street Independent Film Center, and I'm looking to rent a couple of desks. If you're looking for a place to work that isn't your kitchen or...

5/7/18 2:33 pm