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SF Artists Alumni present
STUDIO 8 Film Festival
June 14 – June 16, 2024

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A celebration of filmmaking featuring San Francisco Art Institute STARS past & present including George & Mike Kuchar, Peter Pau, Jibz Cameron aka Dynasty Handbag, Allen Willis plus more!

3 days of films, screened at 3 Bay-Area cinemas,
Filmmakers (famous and infamous!) all from SFAI.

Named after the legendary Studio 8 at SFAI's 800 Chestnut Campus, this will be the inaugural Studio 8 Film Festival presenting works by SFAI alumni and former faculty!

This year's poster was designed by the legendary SFAI faculty 
Art Hazelwood.

A limited edition of 100 prints will be for sale at the venues before the screenings. All proceeds will benefit the SFAI Legacy Foundation & Archive!

Studio 8 Film Festival Poster 2024,

Limited edition Screenprint by Art Hazelwood

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Studio 8 Film Festival at Shapeshifters Cinema

Experimental Shorts curated by Toban Nichols

On Friday night, June 14, 7-10 pm, the festival’s opening show at Shapeshifters Cinema curated by Toban Nichols will showcase films by former SFAI film department chair Kerry Laitala, LA-based filmmaker and performance artist Jibz Cameron aka Dynasty Handbag and a collection of SFAI alumni shorts.

Shapeshifters Cinema, 567 5th St, Oakland, CA 94607

SFAI alumni shorts program. $20 at the door. A selection of small-batch beer on tap and salads, sandwiches, coffee, & tea will be available for purchase in the

Shapeshifters Cafe next door.

Studio 8 Film Festival at Balboa Theater

Juneteenth Shorts curated by April Martin

On Saturday, June 15, the Balboa Theater will present Angela Davis: Walls into Bridges by Ed Guerrero, as part of a Juneteenth-themed show of film shorts curated by April September. A second program features a screening of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon by Ang Lee for which Peter Pau, cinematographer and SFAI alum, received an Academy Award.   — a tour-de-force double-plus screening! — Both screenings included in one $20 ticket (look for DBL FTR ticket), single show tickets for $15. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase in Balboa Theater lobby. Stay after shows to mingle with the filmmakers.


Balboa Theater, 3630 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121

6:00 PM Juneteenth Show including films by Ed Guerrero, Allen Willis, Nykelle Devivo, April September, Tahsin Hyder/Doha Debates featuring Wesaam Al-Badry. 


7:30 PM Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Studio 8 Film Festival at Roxie Theater

Kuchar-esque curated by Marian Wallace

On Sunday afternoon June 16, 1-3 pm, Roxie Theater will host a selection of George and Mike Kuchar's lush, ecstatic and delirious films from their time at the Art Institute curated by Marian Wallace.
Mike Kuchar will introduce the films and will be interviewed on stage by RE/Search founder and
underground icon, V. Vale. George and Mike’s films, spanning the decades, will include: Bloodsucker,
 I, an Actress, Happy Birthday! and Asphalt Ribbon—Plus more surprises!


Asphalt Ribbon (cast & crew): Anita Maquaw, Phil Malik, Wale Adegbembo, Bob Zorn, Brian Medernach, Amir Zand, Gil Frishman aka Raoul LeWong, Dan C. Bockmier, Bart Thorne, Joseph Florian, David Burket, Stu Bass, Andrea Brown, Kent Allen, Sue Brisk, Mitch McNeil, Larry Puchalsky, Fifi Roulette, Pedro Perez, Daniel Marlowe


Bloodsucker (cast & crew): Karen Barbour, John Cavanagh, Mary Bellis, Ali Salehp, Afolabi Adesanya, Oyekan Adebayo, Martie Jackson


I, an Actress (cast & crew): Barbara Lapsley, Mark Baptista, Chonita Jones, Perry Carlson


Happy Birthday! (cast & crew): Sogol Rezvani, Li Le, Christopher Corrente, Linda Martinez, Marc Arthur, Linsey Wallace, Ryan Wylie, Jack Dooley, Miao Tian, Cheng Jiang, Alfredo Solis-Fuentes, Kevin Valor, Christopher Ando, Keyu Huang, Conrad Guevara, Rachel Mack, Junnan Jiang, Bharat Shankar, Jennifer Kroot, Tim Digulla, Mayumi Ota, Denise LaFrance, Eric Smith, Peter Berlin

Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
A closing reception will follow, 3–6 PM around the corner at 518 Valencia. RSVP here!

Studio 8 Film Festival at Roxie Theater

Closing Reception


Shapeshifter Program Curator


Toban Nichols

SFAA board member and SFAI alum

Juneteenth program curator at Balboa

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April September