Cinema Preview 2017

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Cinema Preview
August 25th and 26th

Cinema Preview is a multi-day event in San Francisco showcasing shorts and a feature. Included Q& A with the filmmakers in attendance and a gala reception with libations and networking on Friday, August 25th.

Line Up

Friday
Close Your Eyes | Drama
Girl Knight | Comedy
All About Want & Need | Animation
Bitch Popcorn & Blood | Drama
Same Fruit/ Different Fruit | Drama

Saturday
Black Communion | Dark Comedy
Dr. Elevator | Comedy
It’s a Five | Comedy
Home Invasion | Holiday Comedy
Repatriation | Feature Drama

August 25th 2017  GALA & SCREENING 7pm | Delancey Street Theater 600 the Embarcadero (by ATT park)

Gala includes drink ticket and pre-party access and screening. Doors open at 6pm for pre-party, screening starts promptly at 7:15pm.  Early Bird Buy Now $20 | Regular Buy Now $25| at the door $30

Screening Only Aug 25th includes screening. Doors open at 7:45pm.
Early Bird Buy Now $5 |Regular Buy Now $10 | at the door $15

August 26th 2017 SCREENING ONLY 4pm-8pm | Delancey Street Theater 600 the Embarcadero (by ATT park)
Short Showcase Early Bird Buy Now  $5 | Regular Buy Now $10 | At the door $15
Feature Presentation Early Bird Buy Now $5 | Regular Buy Now $10 | At the door $15
Full Day Pass Early Bird Buy Now $7 | Regular $15

Full Festival Pass includes Gala and VIP no wait lines Buy Now $30

Directors Club

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Immerse yourself in this three month program where you will work hands on with talent in this fun and engaging course filled with challenges and awards.

This Club launches January 7th in a 2 hour preview session where the participants will work on their first challenge, TABLE READ CHALLENGE. Participants will pick a short film script and then be paired with talent to do a complete table read. The class will conclude with one or two participants groups showcasing in front of the group.

January 21st will be audition day. We will be conducting a 4 hour audition process to find local talent for upcoming productions. Tapes will be online for further review afterwards. Participants must select and submit their favorite talent by the next session.

1st & 3rd Sundays in February we will be prepping for our second directors challenge, SMART PHONE CHALLENGE. All participants will be given the same script and randomly be given a genre. Time slots will be given out Saturday for a shoot on Sunday. Directors will have one week to work with an editor to complete their edits. Note, editors will be remote meetings as they will be spread out in different cities.

1st & 3rd Sundays in March participants will prepare on the 1st Sunday for their FINAL CHALLENGE. All participants will be given the same script and then they will sign up for a blocked time to shoot the video with a camera and basic lighting. They will be given a week to work with the editor to achieve their final piece. Note, editors will be remote meetings as they will be spread out in different cities.

Last Sunday in March this is our final day and we will be reviewing all the material and awarding the best director.

* If no previous film experience, club member must attend an Intro to Film course prior to the start date.
* Club meets twice a month on the 1st & 3rd Sundays from January through March 2018.

Location
San Francisco, CA: 730 Commercial St.

Club Dues 
Deposit to hold your spot is $50 Buy Now  (refundable till first day of club, then no refunds) 
Cost for course is one-time payment of $800 (due on first day of club) or monthly installment plan of $300 a month for 3 months (first payment due on first day of club).

3-month Membership also includes:
Includes 3-month access to Class Pass, unlimited access to all our workshops during Club attendance.

Must be 18 years and older to join.

OFFICIAL SELECTION – SHADES OF GRAY

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Early 20th century. Saint Petersburg. A boy and a girl meet at the Tsarskoselsky railway station, but get separated a few moments later. As they grow up, the two walk the same streets of Petersburg. However, only twenty years later the mystical connection which emerged between them in childhood, brings these young people back to the place where they had first met.

OFFICIAL SELECTION – REAL ARTISTS

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Against all odds, Sophia Baker just scored her dream interview at the world-famous Semaphore Animation Studios — who’d have thought a fan edit of one of their hit films could land her a shot at a job? But when she meets arch, mysterious executive Anne Palladon, she soon learns all is not as she expects behind the curtain. Every instinct Sophia has ever had about art in filmmaking is about to be challenged.Based on Nebula, Hugo and World Fantasy Award-winning author Ken Liu’s short story of the same name, Real Artists asks a poignant question: In a dystopian near-future where big data, AI and natural language processing learn and create quickly and at massive scale, what role can a single artist play? Is Sophia a creative rebel who can make a difference? Or is the situation more serious than that?