Festival Awards

This is your chance to talk back to the movie industry! If we all scream loud enough maybe we can get them to stop making Batman movies and invest in some of these guys. We invite you to cast your vote for Best Feature, Best Short and Best Animation in the festival. Based on your choices, we will be awarding the Audience Awards to the winning filmmakers at the Berkeley Closing Night party, January 20th. Additionally, the folks behind the scenes will be doling out the IndieFest Staff Prize to the film we think has proven itself to be the most kick ass production in the program. This year's award for Audience Award for Best Short is sponsored by Adamation and the Award for Best Animation is sponsored by Red Bull. The Screen Actors Guild will also be presenting an award for Best Performance in an IndieFest Feature Film at the Closing Night Party January 20. Vote counting will not be handled by Floridians. We promise.


Last year's addition of short animation was a big hit with festival goers so we've brought it back again. We will continue the old school tradition of showing a new animated work before each feature. Sometimes profoundly entertaining, sometimes profoundly disturbing and sometimes just profound, each piece is an example of some the best new work by contemporary animators.

Digital Moviehouse energized by Red Bull

The revolution will not be televised; the revolution will be digitized!!! The digital revolution has arrived!! This year the SF IndieFest has secured the Bohemia loft space to house the festival's Digital Moviehouse. With our snazzy projector, SF IndieFest will be screening two films (check schedule for listing) nightly on the big screen, as well as EVEO works form 4 - 6pm. Come check out the cutting edge in movie making!

Festival Lounge

From January 12 thru 18, SF IndieFest will be headquartered in the loft above
Bohemia Lounge, 1624 California Street. The Festival Lounge is the place to kick it with the filmmakers and other guests between shows, maybe enjoy a cocktail or two and participate in informal chats about all things digital.

Every day this lounge will feature demonstrations of personalStudio, a revolutionary new editing tool (check schedule for listing). EVEO will be screening some of the best work currently streaming on Eveo.com: ARTISAN, ERECTING A NATION, OPERATION, COPYCAT, BOWLIN FER SOULS, PMS LOVE, LA BOFETADA, FIN, ORDINARY LOVE, MUSTER CARD, KEEP CLEAR, GERRARD.

You are invited to attend SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS featured January 13, 2001:
SAGIndie from 3 - 4:30pm
This is your chance to learn about the Screen Actors Guild's low budget agreements from some of SF's hottest producers and why you (and everyone else for that matter) should work with union labor.
personalStudio from 4:30 - 5:30pm
This is your chance to discover the latest in cost effective digital editing software.

Space is limited so please register at info@sfindie.com before the 13th of January 2001.


Festival Details

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SF IndieFest
530 Divisadero St. #183
San Francisco, CA 94117