SFIAAFF 09 Best Fest Photo Contest

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SFIAAFF 09 Closing Night Screening and Party Tonight!

Complete your festival experience with the Closing Night Screening/Awards Ceremony and Party. After the announcement of the festival’s award winners at the plush Sundance Kabuki Cinemas stay to watch the screening of TREELESS MOUNTAIN.


SFIAAFF '09 Student Delegate – "Fruit Fly aka San Francisco: The Musical"

Down at the Castro Theater, the energy emitting from the audience in response to the film was unlike anything I’d ever seen before. In that way, it was almost like an interactive live theater performance. I was laughing so hard I thought I might choke and I certainly wasn’t alone. It was one big inside joke, but everybody was in on it.


SFIAAFF '09 Student Delegate – "Pausing Life"

Biking, walking through San Francisco, and not even in Japantown or Castro, adds to the festival experience. It’s an angular city. It’s a film in the making.
H.P. Mendoza’s FRUIT FLY expresses that musically, wonderfully


SFIAAFF '09 Student Delegate – "Knee-Jerks, Tear-Jerks"

At one point while watching PROJECT KASHMIR, I thought of the moments Thomas Fowler spends in the South Vietnamese turret in Graham Greene’s The Quiet American. Those were the quiet, humanly awkward and poignant moments before the turret was blown apart and Fowler’s life saved by Pyle, his rival in romance.


SFIAAFF '09 Student Delegate – "Day 3"

My day started with hanging out with SPEED OF LIFE director Ed Radke and videographer friend Sevgi Stephenson with the student delegates at a nearby cafe. The conversation wandered all around – how to deal with the confusion of what to do next in life, how it’s cool to do what you love


SFIAAFF '09 Student Delegate – "Good Karma for Friday the 13th"

KARMA CALLING follows the Raj family, an Indian family living in New Jersey. An incredibly light but heart-felt film, it makes you believe that no matter what, everything can and will work out in the end if you just believe. A labor of love by Sarba Das and her entire family, it’s an interesting comparison of India coming to America and America coming to India.


Memoirs of a Superfan, Vol. 4.2

It’s three days and 20 films since I last wrote (11 shorts and 9 features). And indeed, because of the inclement weather, the main light I’ve been getting has been the reflection from the silver screen.