¡Salud!

The Bloodhound, where everybody knows your name.

Every few weeks, GFI friends and film industry folks get out of the office and head to our favorite neighborhood bar to catch up, talk shop or just play a heated game of Buck Hunter.

Last week, we raised our glasses for another GFI Happy Hour at the one and only Bloodhound in San Francisco. We had one of the largest turnouts yet, and a few lucky winners walked away with some pretty sweet raffle prizes, including a Flip video camera, a night at the Gaige House in Sonoma, a 10-film CineVoucher for the San Francisco International Film Festival and a package of gift cards to renowned restaurants and eateries throughout the city. Best part? Everyone who entered the raffle received a Global Lens DVD, and all proceeds went right back to GFI’s Granting Program!

Check out our photos–courtesy Kaydin Carlsen–for a re-cap of the night, and if you’re a local that wants to join in the fun, send us an email! After all, you know what they say about all work and no play.

GFI Global Lens Series Manager Jeremy Quist (left) and Chris Wiggum, publicist at Pixar Animation Studios

From left: SF Film Society Filmmaker Education Manager Michael Behrens, Ninth Street Independent Film Center Executive Director Skye Christensen, Jack Lakes, Ninth Street Independent Film Center Operations Manager Brian Schulz

From left: Former GFI intern Daniel Sasson and current GFI intern Bonnie Yee

GFI Director of Programs Santhosh Daniel and Misha Maclaird of the Oakland Underground Film Festival

Bloodhound's Co-Owner and host with the most, Dylan O'Brien

Christine Davila, Programming Associate at Sundance, with fellow industry folks

GFI Founder and Board Chair Susan Weeks Coulter (left) and Lucy Kalyani, Program Associate at the San Francisco Arts Commission

Former GFI intern Fabio Pires, keeping the happy in happy hour!

San Francisco Film Society Director of Education Joanne Parsont draws the winning raffle ticket for a 10-film pass to the 54th San Francisco International Film Festival

GFI Marketing & Publicity Manager Hilary Lawson (left) with GFI raffle prize winner Sara Rubin, who won a night at the luxurious Gaige House in Sonoma!

GFI Director of Programs Santhosh Daniel with raffle prize winner Dave Green, who walked away with a Flip video camera!

It's probably time to go home when...

Not in the neighborhood, or going a little further for your refreshment? Here’s a list of ways to say “cheers” no matter where you are!

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