Scary Mother Film SFFILM Golden Gate Award

SFFILM Golden Gate Award Winners: ‘Scary Mother’, ‘City of the Sun’, ‘Distant Barking of Dogs’ and more

Organizers of the 2018 San Francisco International Film Festival have announced this year's winners. At an event held at The Lab, Golden Gate Awards (GGA) and $40,000 in prize money were handed out to filmmakers. Ana Urushadze won new directors award in the fiction category for Scary Mother. A special jury...
Blue Ruin - Cannes and Netflix

Netflix vs. Cannes is the tip of the disruption iceberg for re-defining TV and film

What is TV? It's 2018 and I'd say the term is pretty much antiquated. After all, juggernaut Netflix premiers big budget original films on its platform. Some people watch them on televisions. But many more watch them on laptops, smartphones and other streaming-compatible devices. So is it "TV" or a...
Charlize Theron

Actress Charlize Theron honored at San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILM)

The San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILM) continues to impress as it celebrates 56 years of presenting innovative documentaries and extraordinary films over a two-week period. As part of this annual celebration of film, actress Charlize Theron was honored at the Castro Theater in San Francisco before the showing of her...
Stringify App for Android and iPhone

Comcast gives IoT app Stringify refreshed look, now supports Lutron Caseta devices

Some good news this morning for those interested in all things smart home. Comcast this week released an updated version of its IFTTT-like app Stringify. Available on both Android and iPhone the app enables you to automate smart home tasks across platforms. For instance, if a SmartThings motion sensor detects...
Gavin DeGraw is a multi-platinum selling singer, performer and songwriter.

What’s Happening: Gavin DeGraw, Citizen Cope, Brandi Carlile, more to perform at Margrit Mondavi Summer Concert Series

Some incoming west coast music news to share. Organizers today announced the line-up for the upcoming Margrit Mondavi Summer Concert Series. The 49th edition of the music festival will feature 5 concerts through June and July. In association with BottleRock, the performances will, once again, take place at Robert Mondavi Winery in...
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K news update

NAB 2018: Blackmagic teases new Pocket 4K cinema camera (It’s official! $1,295 USD, shipping Sept. 2018)

UPDATE 4.9.2019: It's official. The highly anticipated Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K has been revealed. And the BMD team gave us pretty much everything, but the kitchen sink. Full 4/3" sensor. 4K. Dual native ISO (like the new GH5S). 13 stops of dynamic range with 3D LUT support. 5-inch display on...
Theater Review: Timon of Athens at Cutting Ball, San Francisco

Shakespeare’s obscure ‘Timon’ sears at Cutting Ball

Shakespeare completionists surely took note when Cutting Ball Theater announced Timon of Athens as part of their 2017–18 season. It’s a difficult one to check off your see-them-all list: a few dozen Hamlets and Macbeths get produced for every time someone is brave enough to mount this “problem play.”...
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