The San Francisco Film Society (SFFS) and Kenneth Rainin Foundation (KRF) have selected 14 finallists for the latest round of SFFS / KRF Filmmaking Grants.
Organisers said at least $300,000 will be awarded to one or more narrative feature projects at various stages of production.
Winners of the fall 2014 SFFS / KRF Grants will be announced in late November.
SFFS / KRF Filmmaking Grants are awarded twice annually to narrative films that will have significant economic or professional impact on the Bay Area filmmaking community.
The finallists are:
Absence – Cherien Dabis (pictured);
Dark Forest – Elena Greenlee;
Everything Else (Todo Lo Demás) – Natalia Almada;
Fairyland – Andrew Durham;
Five Nights in Maine – Maris Curran, Carly Hugo;
The Future – Fabio Mollo;
God Bless the Child – Robert Machoian, Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck, Robert Thomas, Laura Heberton;
Mediterranea – Jonas Carpignano;
The Messenger – Marilia Hughes, Cláudio Marques;
Morris From America – Chad Hartigan, Sara Murphy;
Radio Dreams – Babak Jalali, Marjaneh Moghimi;
Skunk – Annie Silverstein;
Songs My Brother Taught Me – Chloe Zaho; and
Unexpected – Kris Swanberg.