The San Francisco Film Society announced yesterday the group of filmmakers that have been selected to join their FilmHouse Residencies, beginning later this month. This new program supports narrative and documentary filmmakers actively engaged in any stage of film production, offering 12-month residencies at no cost to the filmmakers.
FilmHouse will welcome 36 independent filmmakers this year to their space in San Francisco, consisting of both private production offices and open workspaces. In addition to office space, all residents are treated to guest speaker series, including lectures and presentations by leading industry professionals, resident-led workshops and work-in-progress screenings, and access to SFFS networking events.
Eleven filmmakers will be full time FilmHouse residents, including writer/director Jennifer Phang, whose film Advantageous received a Special Jury Prize for Collaborate Vision at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Other selected filmmakers will be FilmHouse Flexible Use Space Residents, who will be part-time residents working on projects in various stages of development and production. One of the selected part-time FilmHouse residents is this year's Film Independent Sloan Fast Track Grant winner Elena Greenlee. Elena, who spoke with Sloan Science and Film last month about her project Dark Forest, will be using the residency to continue working on the screenplay.