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Press Releases

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The Genius of Marian
June 23, 2014

A Box of Cookies Goes a Long Way
June 19, 2014

This Summer: Young Filmmakers Camp and San Francisco Film Society (SFFS) Supported Films in Theaters
June 19, 2014

The Global Film Initiative Awards Grants at CineMart
January 29, 2014

FilmRise Acquires Exclusive Distribution Rights to the Global Lens Collection
January 21, 2014

The Global Film Initiative Travels to Rotterdam for IFFR / CineMart
January 14, 2014

The Global Film Initiative Completes Donation of Global Lens Films to MoMA
December 11, 2013

The Global Film Initiative Temporarily Suspends Granting Program
October 7, 2013

The Global Film Initiative Expands Film & Discussion Programs in Public Libraries
September 20, 2013

Eleven New Films Awarded Funds by the Global Film Initiative: Grant recipients include projects from Mauritius and Tibet and films by seven first-time feature-length narrative filmmakers
April 10, 2013

The Global Film Initiative Announces Global Lens 2013 Lineup: Four first-time directors and Un Certain Regard, FIPRESCI and NETPAC films lead tenth anniversary of series
November 14, 2012

Global Lens @ Great Star Chinatown: An Arthouse Revival event by the Global Film Initiative, presented in partnership with the Center for Asian American Media, November 30th - December 1st
November 13, 2012

Ten New Films Awarded Funds by the Global Film Initiative: Grant Recipients include projects by acclaimed Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Khan and Ibermedia standouts Gustavo Fallas Vargas and Mariana Rondón
October 8, 2012

Rampant Idealism and Fatal Love: THE LIGHT THIEF and SOUL OF SAND to Release on DVD September 25th
September 20, 2012

Bad Boys and Bad Medicine: Urban Thriller THE TENANTS and Junkie Chronicle STREET DAYS Now Available on DVD
May 15, 2012

Ten New Films Awarded Funds by the Global Film Initiative: Grant recipients include Li Ruijun's pastoral chronicle of an estranged Uyghur family in China, and projects by veteran auteurs George Ovashvili and Adolfo Borinaga Alix Jr.
April 4, 2012

The Global Film Initiative Appoints Three New Members to Board of Directors
February 16, 2012

Lust, Longing and Chuyen's ADRIFT and Granaz Moussavi's Controversial MY TEHRAN FOR SALE to Release on DVD January 31st
January 26, 2012

The Global Film Initiative Announces Global Lens 2012 Film Lineup: Oscar-contender, first narrative feature by Rwandan filmmaker and top picks from Pusan, Morelia and FESPACO open ninth season of series
December 6, 2011

LGBT Festival-favorite LEO'S ROOM and Rajesh Shera's Post-Apocalyptic Gem OCEAN OF AN OLD MAN to Release on DVD November 8th
November 1, 2011

Ten New Films Awarded Funds by the Global Film Initiative: Grantees include first narrative feature from East Timor and ensemble production by eight new Mexican Directors
October 11, 2011

Serbian War Drama ORDINARY PEOPLE and Zhang Chi's Rural Triptych THE SHAFT to Release on DVD September 27th
September 20, 2011

Audience Charmer MASQUERADES and Oliver Hermanus's Cape Town Masterpiece SHIRLEY ADAMS to Release on DVD August 16th
July 21, 2011

Festival Favorite BECLOUD and Josue Mendez's Peruvian Class-Portrait GODS to Release on DVD June 28th
June 7, 2011

Call for Applications: Summer 2011 Feature Film Production Grants
April 25, 2011

Ten New Films Awarded Production Grants by the Global Film Initiative: New Honorable Mention category highlights expansion of Granting Program; Previous grantess selected for Un Certain Regard and receive NETPAC and Jury Awards at Antalya and Pusan
April 14, 2011

The Global Film Initiative Announces the DVD Release of Two New Films From the Acclaimed Global Lens Film Series: MY TIME WILL COME from Ecuador and THOSE THREE from Iran available nationwide on March 29th
March 21, 2011

The Global Film Initiative Announces Global Lens 2011 Film Lineup: FIPRESCI and NETPAC recipients, Oscar candidates and six U.S. premieres highlight upcoming series
December 8, 2010

The Global Film Initiative Announces Two New Titles to Debut on DVD from the Prestigious Global Lens Film Series: MUTUM from Brazil and POSSIBLE LIVES from Argentina will be available nationwide on December 7th
November 22, 2010

The Global Film Initiative Announces Two New Titles to Debut on DVD from the Prestigious Global Lens Film Series: SLEEPWALKING LAND from Mozambique and WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD from Morocco will be available nationwide on October 26
October 15, 2010

Five New Films Awarded Production Funds by the Global Film Initiative: Previous grantees include Un Certain Regard recipient and Oscar Candidate
October 12, 2010

The Global Film Initiative Announces Two New Titles to Debut on DVD from the Prestigious Global Lens Film Series: I AM FROM TITOV VELES from Macedonia and THE PHOTOGRAPH from Indonesia will be available nationwide on September 7th
August 11, 2010

The Global Film Initiative Launches DVD Distribution Arm for the Prestigious Global Lens Film Series: First films to be released on July 27th are GETTING HOME form China and SONG FROM THE SOUTHERN SEAS from Kazakhstan
June 28, 2010

Call for Applications: Summer 2010 Feature-film Production Grants
May 19, 2010

Five New Films Awarded Production Funds by the Global Film Initiative: Accolades for previous grantees include FIPRESCI Award and Sundance Screenwriters Lab
March 31, 2010

The Global Film Initiative Announces Global Lens 2010 Film Lineup: FIPRESCI award-winner, Oscar candidate and seven U.S. premieres highlight upcoming series
December 8, 2009

Call for Applications: Winter 2010 Feature-film Production Grants
October 8, 2009

Six Projects Awarded Production Funds by the Global Film Initiative: Previous grant recipients premiere films at Toronto and San Sebastian
September 28, 2009

Global Film Initiative Grant-recipients Premiere Four Films at Cannes 2009
May 12, 2009

Call for Applications: Summer 2009 Feature-film Production Grants
April 29, 2009

The Global Film Initiative Announces Winter 2009 Grant Award Winner: African awardees highlight Initiative's seventh year of granting
April 16, 2009

The Global Film Initiative Launches World Cinema Week and Wing It! Student Contest
March 11, 2009

The Global Film Initiative and Virgin America Release Global Lens World Cinema Series on RED™
January 6, 2009

The Global Film Initiative Launches Global Lens Series on Link TV
November 5, 2008

Call for Applications: Winter 2009 Feature-film Production Grants
October 16, 2008

The Global Film Initiative Announces Global Lens 2009 Film Lineup: North American and U.S. premieres headline series
September 29, 2008

The Global Film Initiative Joins Ninth Street Independent Film Center
September 18, 2008

Ten Projects Awarded Funds by The Global Film Initiative: Previous grantees receive awards from Tribeca and Sundance/NHK
July 1, 2008

Seven Projects Awarded Funds by The Global Film Initiative: Previous grantees premiere films at Pusan, San Sebastian and Toronto
December 11, 2007

Global Lens 2007 San Francisco Premiere
October 2, 2007

GFI Announces Global Lens 2008 Film Lineup: New Crowned Hope, FIPRESCI and Un Certain Regard selections lead series in its 5th year
August 7, 2007

The Global Film Initiative Appoints Six New Members to Board of Directors
July 20, 2007

The Global Film Initiative Awards Grants to Six Promising Projects: Past grant recipient receives Sundance/NHK award, others screen at Cannes
June 8, 2007

Global Lens Goes Digital in Collaboration with Emerging Pictures
March 26, 2007

Call for Applications: Feature-film Production Grants
January 2, 2007

Eight Exciting New Projects Added to List of Successful Grantees: Four past recipients selected as their countries' official Oscar entries
November 28, 2006

Global Film Initiative Moves Headquarters From New York to San Francisco
November 15, 2006

Global Lens 2007 Film Series Announced: 9 Films and 7 Shorts from the Developing World to Tour U.S. Cities
September 29, 2006

Global Lens 2006: Winners Announced in Creative Writing Competition
September 24, 2006

Global Lens Films Included in Link TV Film Series
September 18, 2006

The Global Film Initiative Announces Spring 2006 Grants to Filmmakers: Past recipients to screen in Cannes Market and Un Certain Regard
May 10, 2006

Global Film Initiative Announces 2006 Distribution Slate: Internationally Acclaimed Features Acquired for Global Lens 2006
November 14, 2005

Global Film Initiative Announces Charter Film Board
October 17, 2005

Global Film Initiative Announces 2005 Distribution Slate: Global Lens Series to Tour Major U.S. Cities
September 7, 2004

Cannes Festival Hit WHISKY to be Distributed in U.S. by Global Film Initiative
July 8, 2004

Global Film Initiative Inks Deal with First Run Features
May 26, 2004

Global Film Initiative Acquires Five Films
June 2003

Global Film Initiative Announces Award Recipients for Inaugural Granting Program
May 16, 2003

Global Film Initiative launched
January 7, 2003

 
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