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CROSSBREEDS is a presentation of thesis films from SFAI’s Personal Cinema course taught by Orit Ben-Shitrit. The films presented cover a wide range of cinematic vocabulary and techniques—from hand manipulated 16mm film to narrative and dance. Please join us for the final result of the cross pollination of our experimentation. Presenting artists: Shaikha Al Salman,… Read more »

Ask a Festival Programmer

BAVC presents: "Ask a Festival Programmer" for filmmakers and film lovers at ATA in San Francisco. Image: simple pop black and white icons depicting a movie theater, popcorn, clapping hands, and a film reel with award laurels, sit on a cerulean background

Are you thinking about submitting a film to a local festival? Do you ever wonder how festival programmers choose which films to screen? How do they decide which films should be shown together? How do they even begin sorting through that huge volume of submissions? Hear directly from a panel of programmers who curate festivals… Read more »

Other Cinema; OPTRON4: SISPIX2

CHURCH OF COLOR AND LIGHT + KRISTIN CATO + ELLIE VANDERLIP + Concluding ATA’s Nov. Performance series, this ALL WOMEN:AUDIO-VISUAL event guarantees a garden of cinematic delights fabulously festooned by more than a dozen in-person artistes! On musical saw, Cindy Sawprano accompanies Kristin Cato’s violin in the latter’s ongoing Numbers Project, this new live-cine iteration titled L00p8L00p∞. The two women swoop through vocal, musical, biological, and psychological… Read more »

[email protected]: an evening with Kerry Laitala & friends

ATA is proud  to present a selection of works from one of our favorite local artist Kerry Laitala accompanied by friends. The San Francisco-based filmmaker Kerry Laitala is unquestionably one of the most inventive and original experimental filmmakers today. An expert in optical printing, D.I.Y practices, such as photogram and hand processing techniques, she utilizes these processes… Read more »


DISPATCHES FROM ATZLAN: CHARLES FAIRBANKS + CAITLIN MANNING +For our annual No-Thanks Giving gathering, we host Charles Fairbanks and Caitlin Manning, both filmmaker expats coming up from separate towns in Southern Mexico. Charles shares the West Coast premiere of The Modern Jungle, his hour-long collaboration with Saul Kak–a visual artist from a Zoque village–on a lush but critical allegory of globalization, as filtered though the fever-dream of a Mexican shaman. Ex-Mission sister Caitlin circles back to San… Read more »