Search for information on the actors, directors, producers, cinematographers, film critics and others who have been honored at our Festival. Tributees range from actress Lillian Gish to director Mervin LeRoy to cinematographer James Wong Howe; award winners run the gamut from Czech animator Jan Svankmejer and director Satyajit Ray to screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière and critic Pauline Kael. This database also includes tributes featured in sidebar programs like our New Directors series and The Unvanquished, devoted to honoring filmmakers who continue to make art in the face of repression and censorship.
To perform a search, select from the categories of Recipient, Award Title, Year or Films Shown and enter your search criteria into the text box. The awards presented in past years include the Akira Kurosawa Award, Peter J. Owens Award, Mel Novikoff Award, Skyy Prize, Persistence of Vision Award, Piper-Heidsieck Award, FIPRESCI Prize and numerous other tributes and retrospectives. Golden Gate Award winners are not included in this database. If you would like to know whether a film has received a Golden Gate Award, this information will be included in the comments section of the records in the Films database. The Films Shown category includes any films presented at the Festival in conjunction with a tribute or an award presentation.
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