San Francisco Film Society awards $300,000 in grants

Ted Hope, Cheryl Dunye, Rachel Rosen helped select projects

The San Francisco Film Society and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation announced six projects that will receive funding for the Fall 2012 SFFS/Kenneth Rainin Foundation Filmmaking Grants totaling $300,000.

Winners include Ryan Coogler for “Fruitvale,” Destin Cretton and Asher Goldstein for “Short Term 12,” Mario de la Vega for “The Undeniable Charm of Sloppy Unruh,” Eric Escobar for “The East County,” Aurora Guerrero for “Los Valientes (The Brave Ones)” and Michael Tully and George Rush for “Ping Pong Summer.”

“Throughout the review process, we were impressed by the brave choices made by these artists both in terms of emotional engagement and subject matter,” the jury said in a statement.

Panelists included writer-director Cheryl Dunye, SFFS Exec Director Ted Hope, KRF Prexy Jennifer Rainin, SFFS Director of Programming Rachel Rosen and SFFS Director of Filmmaker 360 Michele Tumure-Salleo,

Grants are awarded twice annually, and nearly $2.5 million will be awarded between 2009 and 2013.

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