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5 DECEMBER 2022 NEW FILMS + PROJECTS FROM SDFF FILMMAKERS The filmmakers behind SDFF 2021 Best Short winner Kapaemāhū—Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson, Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, and Daniel Sousa—are collaborating on a new animated short film, Falling, which follows the romantic adventures of a valiant island warrior, a handsome young man and an octopus brought together by […]

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29 NOVEMBER 2022 AWARDS. HONORS. FESTIVALS. SPECIAL SCREENINGS Maya Cueva and Leah Galant’s abortion doc On The Divide (SDFF 2022) was awarded the Humanitarian Award at the 2022 DOCUTAH International Film Festival. The film was one of 10 to receive honors of at the festival, which gives awards in conventional categories, like Best Feature/Short and

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SDFF NEWS BITS: ALUMNI UPDATES, FESTS, HONORS, NEW DOCS, INDUSTRY HAPPENINGS

22 NOVEMBER 2022 AWARDS. HONORS. FESTIVALS. SPECIAL SCREENINGS Congrats to Gabriela Oslo Vanden, Jack Weisman and the crew behind Nuisance Bear (The New Yorker, 2021), which won the Critics’ Choice Documentary Award for Best Short, and the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival award for best environmental film. The beloved SDFF 2022 film was also nominated

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SDFF NEWS BITS: ALUMNI UPDATES, FESTS, HONORS, NEW DOCS, INDUSTRY HAPPENINGS

15 NOVEMBER 2022 AWARDS. HONORS. FESTIVALS. SPECIAL SCREENINGS The Beauty President (Whitney Skauge, 2021) is one of around 50 films selected for the SF Trans Film Fest, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The Beauty President tells the story of activist Terence Alan Smith’s historic 1992 bid for U.S. president as his drag persona

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SDFF NEWS BITS: ALUMNI UPDATES, FESTS, HONORS, NEW DOCS, INDUSTRY HAPPENINGS

8 NOVEMBER 2022 AWARDS. HONORS. FESTIVALS. SPECIAL SCREENINGS A retrospective of documentarian’s Jacqueline Zünd’s work, titled Distance and Intimacy, will be screened at the Hong Kong Arts Center’s Louis Koo Cinema, Nov. 17-20. The program’s title is meant to evoke Zünd’s focus on the intimate lives of people from around the world. The retrospective will include

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Fall 2022 Doc Night Screening – Not Without Us – Nov 14

Sebastopol’s Fall Doc Nite series will continue on November 14 with a screening of Not Without Us (2016) at 7 p.m. at Rialto Cinemas® Sebastopol, followed by a discussion with director with director Mark Decena, and a casual gathering at Fern Bar. Filmed during the 2015 U.N. Climate talks in Paris, two weeks after terrorists

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SDFF NEWS BITS: ALUMNI UPDATES, FESTS, HONORS, NEW DOCS, INDUSTRY HAPPENINGS

1 NOVEMBER 2022 AWARDS. HONORS. FESTIVALS. SPECIAL SCREENINGS IDA just released its shortlist for 2023 awards, and two SDFF 2022 films, Nathalie Giraud and Timothée Corteggiani’s The Silent Shore and Gabriela Osio Vanden and Jack Weisman’s Nuisance Bear, are on it, along with docs from SDFF alumni filmmakers Ben Proudfoot (MINK!), Jamie Meltzer (Not Even

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Bay Area Environmental Shorts Showcase – Nov. 1

On Nov. 1, AV Film and Healdsburg Climate Action will be presenting a selection of Bay Area Environmental Shorts, with filmmakers in tow for a post-screening Q&A session. The event is part of an effort to promote better stewardship of the Sonoma County environment and to acknowledge the impacts of climate change and urban growth.

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25 OCTOBER 2022 AWARDS. HONORS. FESTIVALS. SPECIAL SCREENINGS Nuisance Bear (Jack Weisman and Gabriela Oslo Vanden, 2021) has been nominated for three Critic’s Choice Documentary Awards: Best Cinematography (Gabriela Oslo Vanden, Jack Weisman and Sam Holling), Best Short Documentary (The New Yorker) and Best Science/Nature Documentary (The New Yorker). Nuisance Bear is an unconventional and

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