Gene Deitch Tribute in San Francisco

Gene Deitch will be the Guest of Honor at the 3rd annual San Francisco International Animation Festival (SFIAF), a four-day event from November 13th through 16th at Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema.

Deitch will discuss his career in animation and show highlights of his work on Saturday morning Nov. 15th at 10:30am. Another highlight of the festival is the opening night event, Sita Sings The Blues Thursday, November 13 at 6:45 pm, with Nina Paley in person.

On Friday and Saturday, the festival will screen The Best of Annecy 2008 and several other retrospectives including a screening and discussion with Bay Area animation collective Encyclopedia Pictura. Bill Plympton will be there in person with his latest feature, Idiots and Angels and there will be an advance screening of Ari Folman’s Waltz With Bashir.

Go! Get the ticket information online or call (925) 866-9559.


  • http://patsanimation.com pat

    i’m there.

  • Paul N

    Hey, some NorCal news! Nice!

  • http://www.daxnorman.com Dax Norman

    Awesome! Looking forward to it.

  • Steve Segal

    I’ll be there. For as many events as I can fit into my schedule and budget.

    I just wish the festival hadn’t used the word “Maverick” to describe Deitch. There’s yet another thing the Republicans have screwed up. (it’s just a joke, son)

  • Christopher Cook

    Wish I could be there. Deitch was the best thing to happen to Terrytoons and Bill Weiss just couldn’t see it. Too bad his Rembrandt fare (Brodax Popeyes, Tom & Jerry) didn’t pass as much muster.

  • Rexall Wallgreen

    Gene Deitch’s stuff is timeless and a lot cooler than anything being done at this cutting edge moment by anyone.

  • http://www.detroitkidshow.com Ed Golick

    Is Mighty Manfred colored pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month?

  • acetate

    His Terrytoons stuff was fun but his Tom & Jerry’s were hideous I thought. The sound effects in those things just made me cringe.

  • OM

    …You know, I never knew Mighty Manfred was pink.

  • The G Man

    Has a full schedule for this event been posted yet? I can’t find one, nor can I find a way to get tickets for specific days.

  • http://www.sffs.org sean

    hiya, we made a mistake in the sched the first time around. SITA will screen at 7:00 and 9:15 on Thursday, Nov. 13. Hope to see everyone there!