Sunday, April 3, 2011

Call for authors for 2011 Festival

One of the longstanding traditions of the annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival  is the book table and the accompanying author signings which take place throughout the event. Over the years, the Festival has held book signings with many distinguished authors - with everyone from  Sydney Chaplin (Charlie's son) and silent era screenwriter Frederica Sagor Maas to such acclaimed film historians and biographers as Jeffrey Vance, Anthony Slide, Emily Lieder and Robert S. Birchard.
Recent Academy Award winner Kevin Brownlow, silent film star
Diana Serra Carey ("Baby Peggy"), acclaimed preservationist David
Shepard, and popular author Leonard Maltin at last year's San Francisco
Silent Film Festival.
Each signed their books at the 2010 event.

This year, the tradition continues.The Festival, which is mounting it's 16th annual event in July, would like to invite film historians, critics, biographers and others who write about film and who have authored a recent book to participate in this year's Festival. Heck, we've even had a few novelists over the years - that is, novelists whose stories related to silent film, i.e. Glen David Gold and others.

For authors, the Festival is a great opportunity to meet readers and fans. For publishers, the SFSFF is a great way to gain attention and sales for your titles. All in all, it's a great showcase before thousands of people - all of them passionate film enthusiasts. Books Inc., a local independent bookstore, will be on hand  once again to sell books over the course of the weekend.

A handful of authors have already been booked for this Summer's event, which is set to take place July 14-17, at the historic Castro Theater in San Francisco. We think this year's Festival is going to be an event that no one who loves film will want to miss.

Additional information about the SFSFF can be found at http://www.silentfilm.org. Interested authors or their publishers should contact author coordinator Thomas Gladysz at silentfilmbuff {AT} gmail DOT com for details.