WETA News Academy 2008

WETA News Academy 2008 is an intensive, five day residential course designed to offer applicants experience in the practical and technical capabilities of contemporary local news gathering and reporting, both on TV and online. Participants will explore the underlying principles of modern news programming with some of the nation’s premier journalists and producers.

SFIAAFF Guests Announced

A partial list of filmmakers and actors attending SFIAAFF has been announced. They include: John Cho (Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay; West 32nd), Adinia Wirasti (Three Days to Forever) and Daniel Wu (Blood Brothers).

Added film: A Battle of Wits

Just added! A Battle of Wits, a spectacular epic drama starring Andy Lau, will screen on Saturday, March 15, 9:15pm at Castro Theatre.

Added Film: Kissing Cousins

Don’t miss this added film, which you won’t find on the printed guides: The world premiere of Amyn Kaderali’s romantic comedy Kissing Cousins.

IFP Independent Film Labs: Call for Entries

Open to first time feature directors in the later stage of narrative and documentary post-production, the Labs identify high quality, independent features that can benefit from the support and expertise of experienced film professionals. Led by seasoned independent producers, the Labs help independent filmmakers achieve the full potential of their material prior by providing feedback and advice.

FOX Diversity Casting Workshop

Calling all APA actors! FOX Diversity will be in town during the Festival in March. Now is your chance to be discovered and show them what you’re made of.

Locus Arts Do It Yourself Music Video Contest

Vote for your favorite DIY Music Video now! The six videos have been made and you can help to determine the winning video. The winning video wins a spot at SFIAAFF’s Music Video Asia program and more!

Taro's Blog: A Little Nugget from Joe

Taro's Blog: A Little Nugget from Joe

Taro, the Festival Assistant Director, has a great love for films by Apichatpong “Joe” Weerasethakul. In this edition of Taro’s blog, he introduces a new short film by Joe only available online.