On May 5th The San Francisco Film Society (SFFS) announced its Golden Gate award winners and juried prize/grant recipients. Here’s the full announcement.
Two members of the Cinereach family have been awarded San Francisco Film Society/Kenneth Rainin Foundation Filmmaking Grants, which recognize narrative films that tackle social justices themes from unique, personal perspectives, and take an artistic approach.
Cinereach grantee Circumstance, a fiction feature film by Maryam Keshavarz, received $50,000 towards post-production. Set in Iran, Circumstance is about three childhood friends as they grapple with sexuality, love and friendship during a tumultuous adolescence.
Beasts of the Southern Wild, which Cinereach Productions is producing with New Orleans-based Court 13, also received $50,000. ‘Beasts’ draws inspiration from the dissolving bayou landscape and is driven by collaboration with communities living on the edge of the Louisiana Delta.
Cinereach Grantee Dragonslayer, a documentary film by Tristan Patterson, was under consideration to receive the SFFS/Film Arts Foundation grant, offered this year only (in honor of Film Arts Foundation’s 32-year legacy of support for nonfiction filmmaking) and received Honorable Mention.