Sebastopol Doc Film Festival March 5-7th
Welcome to the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival
Sebastopol Center for the Arts is proud to present the third Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, March 5-7, 2010. This Festival was honored by MovieMaker Magazine as one of “The 25 Coolest Film Festivals of 2009” and this year’s Festival promises an equally outstanding lineup of films, 26 features and 23 shorts that were selected from nearly 250 submissions from around the world.
Films will screen at five venues: Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol Cinemas, Sebastopol Youth Annex, Viva Culinary Institute, and Hopmonk Tavern. The weekend is packed with exceptional films, special programs and presentations, and filmmakers in attendance.
SDFF 2010 Award Winners
The Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival will announce the recipients of this year’s festival awards in February.
* Feature Jury Award Finalists are:
Sons of Cuba
Today is Better than Two Tomorrows
* Short Jury Award Finalists:
Miss Shade is Missing
Prayers for Peace
Waiting for Women
Special Programs, Events and Presentations
* Opening Night Films on five screens, followed by a Gala Reception at Sebastopol Center for the Arts (Friday, March 5, at 7:00 PM)
* The Art of Shooting Docs! by Emiko Omori San Francisco filmmaker Emiko Omori has traveled the globe for more than 30 years as a cinematographer for many award-winning documentaries. She has taught filmmaking in California and Hawaii, and was the Bay Area’s first Asian American news camerawoman. In this special presentation, Ms. Omori will show excerpts of her work and discuss various approaches she takes when shooting documentary films. (Saturday, March 6, 2:00 PM)
* Natural Heroes is an Emmy award-winning series produced by KRCB Public Television in Sonoma County. The series celebrates the independent filmmakers who are turning their lens on our natural world, and showcases encouraging, inspiring stories of people who are making positive differences for our environment. Series Producer Valerie Landes has chosen Global Oneness; The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil; and Voyage of the Vezo to exemplify the message that one person really can make a difference. (Saturday, March 6, 4:30 PM)
* Latino Program: Desde Cuba – A Day of Film and Music from the Heart of Cuba – the film Salud!, followed by filmmaker lunch and discussion (Saturday, March 6, 11:30 AM) Evening program showcases two award-winning films followed by the Filmmaker Party (Saturday, March 6, at 6:00 PM)
* Filmmaker Party: Meet visiting filmmakers and dance to the music of Pellejo Seco at Hopmonk Tavern (Saturday, March 6, at 9:00 PM)
* Word Is Out: Mariposa Film Group’s 1977 classic film alternates between being romantic, wistful, humorous, tragic, exotic, funny, and profound as it captures the thoughts and dreams of 26 different gay and lesbian men and women living in that mythic time before AIDS. (Sunday, March 7 at 1:30 PM)
* Jury Award Winners: An encore presentation of Jury Award Winners (Sunday, March 7, at 3:00 PM)
Need more info: http://www.sebastopolfilmfestival.org/
Entry filed under: ARGENTINIAN CINEMA, AWARDS, BRAZILIAN CINEMA, CUBAN CINEMA, DOCUMENTALS, FILM FESTIVALS, LATIN AMERICAN FILM, MEXICAN CINEMA, SEBASTOPOL FILM FEST, SHORTFILMS, SPANISH CINEMA. Tags: documental, latinamerican films in usa, SEBASTOPOL FILM FEST, West Sonoma Country.