You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Richard Linklater Nabs SFIFF’s Founder’s Directing Award

Filmmaker Richard Linklater will be the recipient of the 2014 Founder’s Directing Award at the 57th San Francisco International Film Festival.

The “Dazed and Confused” writer and director will be honored for his expansive body of work which includes the “Before Sunrise” trilogy and “Slacker.” Linklater will also be celebrating the upcoming release of “Boyhood,” his highly buzzed-about new film.

He will also be publicly honored at An Evening with Richard Linklater at the Castro Theatre on May 2 with an onstage interview and a selection of clips from his directing career, followed by a screening of “Boyhood.”

“Richard Linklater is one of our country’s great creative minds,” said San Francisco Film Society executive director Noah Cowan. “His curiosity about cinema’s endless possibilities and his landmark collaborations with many of the world’s most interesting actors mark him as a profound and important force in our medium. It is our great honor to welcome him here to accept the 2014 Founder’s Directing Award.”

Linklater will be joining the likes of Francis Ford Coppola, Werner Herzog, Spike Lee, Milos Forman and Clint Eastwood, who have also received the honor.

The award will be presented at Film Society Awards Night on May 1 at The Regency Center.

More Film

  • 1949: The famous children's author Enid

    'Paddington' Team Takes on Enid Blyton Classic 'Magic Faraway Tree'

    Filmmaker Richard Linklater will be the recipient of the 2014 Founder’s Directing Award at the 57th San Francisco International Film Festival. The “Dazed and Confused” writer and director will be honored for his expansive body of work which includes the “Before Sunrise” trilogy and “Slacker.” Linklater will also be celebrating the upcoming release of “Boyhood,” […]

  • IDFA: Brazil's 'Pirpipkura,' Wins Amsterdam Human

    IDFA: Brazilian Indigenous Peoples Doc 'Piripkura,' Awarded Amsterdam Human Rights Award (Watch Trailer)

    Filmmaker Richard Linklater will be the recipient of the 2014 Founder’s Directing Award at the 57th San Francisco International Film Festival. The “Dazed and Confused” writer and director will be honored for his expansive body of work which includes the “Before Sunrise” trilogy and “Slacker.” Linklater will also be celebrating the upcoming release of “Boyhood,” […]

  • 'Golden Dawn Girls' Review: A Grim,

    IDFA Film Review: 'Golden Dawn Girls'

    Filmmaker Richard Linklater will be the recipient of the 2014 Founder’s Directing Award at the 57th San Francisco International Film Festival. The “Dazed and Confused” writer and director will be honored for his expansive body of work which includes the “Before Sunrise” trilogy and “Slacker.” Linklater will also be celebrating the upcoming release of “Boyhood,” […]

  • IDFA: Profile of IDFA’s Bertha Fund

    IDFA: The Bertha Fund At 20 – ‘Bringing In New Voices, Other Stories’

    Filmmaker Richard Linklater will be the recipient of the 2014 Founder’s Directing Award at the 57th San Francisco International Film Festival. The “Dazed and Confused” writer and director will be honored for his expansive body of work which includes the “Before Sunrise” trilogy and “Slacker.” Linklater will also be celebrating the upcoming release of “Boyhood,” […]

  • IDFA: Håvard Bustnes On ‘Golden Dawn

    IDFA Golden Dawn Girls Director Håvard Bustnes, ‘The Far Right Movement Is Marching Again’

    Filmmaker Richard Linklater will be the recipient of the 2014 Founder’s Directing Award at the 57th San Francisco International Film Festival. The “Dazed and Confused” writer and director will be honored for his expansive body of work which includes the “Before Sunrise” trilogy and “Slacker.” Linklater will also be celebrating the upcoming release of “Boyhood,” […]

  • Justice League

    Korea Box Office: 'Justice League' on Top as Foreign Films Dominate

    Filmmaker Richard Linklater will be the recipient of the 2014 Founder’s Directing Award at the 57th San Francisco International Film Festival. The “Dazed and Confused” writer and director will be honored for his expansive body of work which includes the “Before Sunrise” trilogy and “Slacker.” Linklater will also be celebrating the upcoming release of “Boyhood,” […]

  • Amsterdam, 19 november 2009.IDFA 2009.Caspar Sonnen.Foto

    IDFA DocLab’s Caspar Sonnen: ‘We Can No Longer Just Blame Technology For Everything’

    Filmmaker Richard Linklater will be the recipient of the 2014 Founder’s Directing Award at the 57th San Francisco International Film Festival. The “Dazed and Confused” writer and director will be honored for his expansive body of work which includes the “Before Sunrise” trilogy and “Slacker.” Linklater will also be celebrating the upcoming release of “Boyhood,” […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content