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  • Biographical / Historical
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Preferred Citation
  • Scope and Contents
  • Related Materials

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Film Arts Foundation collection
    source: Film Arts Foundation (San Francisco, Calif.)
    Identifier/Call Number: M1897
    Physical Description: 5 Linear Feet (422 audiocassettes in 12 boxes)
    Physical Description: 693 computer file(s) (mp3) (422 cassettes from 216 events)
    Date (inclusive): 1984-2000
    Abstract: Audio recordings of lectures and workshops about independent film production sponsored by the Film Arts Foundation, 1984-2000.

    Biographical / Historical

    The Film Arts Foundation was a non-profit organization founded by independent filmmakers in San Francisco, California in 1976, providing services such as professional training, equipment, information, consultations and exhibition opportunities to support artists across the Bay Area. FAF offered a film festival, exhibitions, workshops, grants, fiscal sponsorship programs, and an equipment rental facility. They also published the magazine Release Print. In 2008, they were absorbed by the San Francisco Film Society.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Transferred from Media-Microtext, Accession 2012-096.

    Conditions Governing Use

    While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Content has been transferred and is available digitally. Non-Stanford-affiliated patrons may access files in Green Library.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Film Arts Foundation Collection (M1897). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection consists of over 400 audiocassettes recording lectures and workshops hosted by FAF in the 1990s, including many sessions from the International Film Financing Conference (IFFCON). Participants include Les Blank, Errol Morris, Caveh Zahedi, Millard Kaufman, Denise Bostrom, Hiro Narita, Debra Chasnoff, Brodsky & Treadway, and Kenn Rabin. These cassettes have been digitized and cataloged individually. More information can be found here: http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/9704519 and here: http://searchworks.stanford.edu/catalog?f%5Bcollection%5D%5B%5D=9704519 Audio files are available from Searchworks for Stanford-affiliated patrons. Files may also be accessed from Stanford's Green Library reading room.

    Related Materials

    UC Berkeley's Bancroft Library holds the Film Arts Foundation records.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Independent films
    Motion picture industry.
    Motion pictures -- Production and direction
    Film Arts Foundation (San Francisco, Calif.)