The San Francisco Film Society (SFFS) in partnership with the Kenneth Rainin Foundation (KRF) announced nine narrative projects that will receive a total of $425,000 in funding.
The Film Society’s flagship SFFS / KRF Filmmaking Grants are awarded twice annually to filmmakers for narrative feature films that will have significant economic or professional impact on the Bay Area filmmaking community.
The nine film-making teams were granted the funding to help with their next stage of production, from screenwriting to post.
“These will be exceptional films, and we are honored to have a part in bringing them into being,” the jury noted in a statement. “Each of these projects explores a unique and authentic world and presents compelling characters that we want to see on the screen.”
The Film Society has a track record of success with previous recipients of the SFFS / KRF Filmmaking Grants like Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale Station which won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at Sundance this year, and Benh Zeitlin’s Oscar-nominated debut Beasts Of The Southern Wild.
The winners and their grant award amounts are:
Doctor - Musa Syeed and Nicholas Bruckman $35,000 for screenwriting;
Escape From Morgantown - Peter Nicks - $25,000 for screenwriting;
The Fixer — Ian Olds and Caroline von Kuhn - $25,000 for packaging;
Hellion — Kat Candler, Jonathan Duffy and Kelly Williams - $70,000 for post-production;
Little Accidents — Sara Colangelo, Jason Michael Berman, Anne Carey, Thomas B Fore and Summer Shelton - $50,000 for post-production;
Los Valientes / The Brave Ones — Aurora Guerrero and Chad Burris - $25,000 for packaging;
Love Is Strange — Ira Sachs, Lucas Joaquin, Jay Van Hoy and Lars Knudsen - $70,000 for post-production;
Love Land — Joshua Tate and Andrew Richey - $35,000 for post-production; and
Manos Sucias — Josef Wladyka, Elena Greenlee and Márcia Nunes - $90,000 for post-production.