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  1. Curatorial School Workplan for 5-days in Valletta, Malta

    Posted August 10th, 2017 by SFUFF in General

    Love, Memory and Public Spaces (Fay Darmawi, San Francisco) How do people fall in love with their public spaces? Can the re-interpretation of a public space as a gathering space to witness, enjoy, or produce art result in a more intimate space that produces stronger social bonds than if the space was left alone? Will […]

  2. YBCA Public Square August 19 (4-7pm)

    Posted August 3rd, 2017 by SFUFF in General

    Come by the YBCA Public Square August 19 (4-7pm) for performances, talks, unique social practice art displays (such as partaking in a communal meal). As one of the “equity” co-hort YBCA Fellows, I will be unveiling a project that I have been working for a year with two designers Leah Nichols (who designed the SFUFF […]

  3. Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema’s 14th Season Coming in Early Sept and SFUFF Will Be There!

    Posted July 29th, 2017 by SFUFF in General

    Thank you Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema for asking us to co-present at the “Film Crawl On Cortland” on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.  We are delighted to join the original community based outdoor cinema program in SF. You are truly an inspiration to SFUFF.  Stay tuned for more details on the film line-up that SFUFF has […]

  4. How special places make liveable cities

    Posted July 24th, 2017 by SFUFF in General

    Check out this interesting TEDx talk by Dr. Antoine Zammit, urban designer and educator at the University of Malta and one of the curatorial school workshop leaders at Valletta 2018 coming up Aug 25-Sept 1. Also, this is the topic I will be exploring that week: Curating the Place and the Social: Art as Production […]

  5. Guess who’s going to Valletta, Malta to improve her film festival curatorial skills?

    Posted July 12th, 2017 by SFUFF in General

    As part of Valletta 2018, a year-long program to develop Valletta, Malta as Europe’s 2018 Cultural Capital, Fay Darmawi, Founder and Executive Producer of the SF Urban Film Fest will attend a week-long curatorial school on the historic campus of the University of Malta. A total of 55 students will attend daily lectures and workshops […]

  6. Exploring Urban Narratives and the Birth of SFUFF

    Posted July 6th, 2017 by SFUFF in General

    My friend Laura J. Lukitsch of Global Performance Media produces and hosts a great urbanist podcast “this beautiful shot is not an accident” – this is a link to my interview about the genesis of SFUFF. Check it out and let me know what you think!

  7. Al Gore and “Truth To Power” film at the SF Jewish Film Festival

    Posted July 2nd, 2017 by SFUFF in General

    For the past few years, our little SF Urban Film Fest has been invited to co-present films at the SF Jewish Film Festival (and the SF Green Film Festival) that highlight the convergence between climate change activism and urban planning.  On July 24, SFJFF has asked us to co-present “Truth to Power”, the long awaited […]

  8. Join SFUFF Campfire on July 14 to discuss affordable housing, is it a place where all our dreams come true?

    Posted June 26th, 2017 by SFUFF in General

    Many folks in San Francisco wonder what is affordable housing and why isn’t there more? What if we asked the question this way – where is affordable housing? Does it have an actual address, or is it a place where we project all of our utopian hopes and dreams? Do all the expectations tacked on […]

  9. Introducing the new SF Urban Film Fest website!

    Posted June 21st, 2017 by SFUFF in General

    Thank you Leah Nichols for a great job on the new SF Urban Film Fest website!  I am very excited about the schedule feature that includes a drop down menu for event details.  Also the new website allows you to peruse our last three years of film festival programming to see the diversity of our […]

  10. Fay Darmawi and Ken Fisher To Create Videos Highlighting the SF Treasurer’s Efforts to Make SF More Equitable

    Posted June 12th, 2017 by SFUFF in General

    In the next few months, Ken Fisher and I will be busy creating four videos to support the efforts of the City of San Francisco’s Treasurer’s Office of Financial Justice to reform the fees and fines that impact low-income and people of color disproportionately. The SF Financial Justice project was born out of DOJ’s 2015 Ferguson […]