The 45th San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF) runs from April 18th through May 2nd, 2002 and seeks to promote film as “a powerful means both of aesthetic expression and of cultural understanding” through their event. The Festival recently announced their annual list of Golden Gate Award winners, and selected honorees in the Film and Video category include:
THE ARTS ^ GOLDEN GATE AWARD: “Rivers and Tides,” Thomas Riedelsheimer (Germany, 90 min.) ^ CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: “Chuck Bowdish: Painter,” Peter Wareing (USA, 33 min.) ^ CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: “Last Dance,” Mirra Bank (USA, 83 min.)
BIOGRAPHY ^ GOLDEN GATE AWARD: “Derrida,” Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering Kofman (USA/France, 85 min.) ^ CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: “Mai’s America,” Marlo Poras (USA/Vietnam, 86 min.) ^ CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: “Raging Dove,” Duki Dror (Israel, 66 min.)
CURRENT EVENTS ^ GOLDEN GATE AWARD: “The Pinochet Case,” Patricio Guzman (France, 115 min.) ^ CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: “Area K – A Political Fishing Documentary,” Nadav Harel (USA, 52 min.) ^ CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: “Freedom…!,” Amar Kanwar (India, 58 min.)
FIRST-PERSON DOCUMENTARY ^ GOLDEN GATE AWARD: “Daddy & Papa,” Johnny Symons (USA, 60 min.) ^ CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: “Missing Allen,” Christian Bauer (Germany/USA, 92 min.) ^ CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: “Reconstruction,” Irene Lusztig (UK, 91 min.)
HISTORY ^ GOLDEN GATE AWARD: “Stalin: Red God,” Frederick Baker (UK/Austria, 54 min.) ^ CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: “Investigation of a Flame,” Lynne Sachs (USA, 45 min.)
SHORT DOCUMENTARY ^ GOLDEN GATE AWARD: “Boogie Woogie Daddy,” Erik Bäfving (Sweden, 12 min.) ^ CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: “Kissed By Angels,” Daniela Zanzotto (England, 10 min.) ^ CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: “Let There Be Water,” Neven Hitrec (Croatia, 18 min.)
More on the 45th Annual San Francisco International Film Festival, including ticket information and a full schedule of upcoming events, can be found over at the San Francisco Film Society site.
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Posted on April 4, 2002 in Festivals by

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