Awards for 2017

Jury Award

Best Narrative


Student Film Award


Audience Award

Best Documentary


San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award


Jia: Shumin Liu (director)

Jia: Shumin Liu (director)
The San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award recognizes the commitment, artistry and vision of Shumin Liu and his ambitious family drama THE FAMILY. It's remarkable that such a bold production is the multi-talented filmmaker's first film. While a four-and-a-half hour running time undoubtedly qualifies it as an epic, THE FAMILY is foremost an intimate human drama about an elderly couple adjusting to a new China and changes in their family dynamics. Our hope is this SFFCC Award will encourage a broader audience to embark on this long, but utterly rewarding cinematic journey.

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