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Enter the Historic 50th San Francisco International Film Festival

50th San Francisco International Film Festival San Francisco, California, USAApril 26May 10, 2007Deadline: Dec. 8, 2006

The San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF) is a celebration of international and independent film that has brought progressive and discerning Bay Area film audiences together with the best films and filmmakers in the world since 1957.

Next spring SFIFF will mark its place in history as the first film festival in the Americas to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Visionary from the start, SF International has shown nearly 6,000 films from more than 120 countries to nearly two million people and earned worldwide recognition as an extraordinary showcase of cinematic excellence.

In 2006, the 15-day SFIFF49 presented 227 films from 41 countries, reached an audience of more than 82,000 film lovers, filmmakers, industry representatives and journalists and awarded $28,500 in cash prizes to filmmakers.

Narrative features, documentaries, shorts, animation, experimental, youth-produced and television works on film, video and digital media, which have been completed after Jan. 1, 2006, may be submitted. The Festival highlights current trends in international film and video production with an emphasis on work that has not yet secured U.S. distribution.

Primary deadline is Friday, Nov. 10, 2006, and the final deadline is Friday, Dec. 8, 2006

Documentaries, shorts, animation, experimental, youth-produced and television works are eligible for 14 Golden Gate Awards and cash prizes totaling $28,500. Additional prizes of goods and services TBA. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes the San Francisco International Film Festival as a qualifying festival for the live-action, animated and documentary short categories of the 79th annual Academy Awards.

For more information, visit www.sfiff.org/festival.

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