WE CAUGHT THE FIRE! Head on over to our Facebook page for over 100 photos from the event!
The Selections for the Film festival (in no particular order):
Encounters - Cem Salur (Narrative)Acend- Jacqueline Medina Argote (Inspirational)The Rose Thief- Douglas Pierce (Narrative)Just for You- Rachael Park (Narrative)Art Inside Out- Patricia Warren (Documentary)Grandpa- Sabrina Wong ( Documentary)Gold Violin- Mark Pope ( Documentary)In the Park- Num Dorsakun Srichoo ( Anime)What If… - Michaela Higgins Cloyd (LGBTQ Drama)Open Window- Sophie Taggart ( Documentary)Dreaming to Wake - Michael Solidum (Creepy Romance)Sortie- Tom Ellis (Drama)
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Executive Director of the Women’s Film Institute
Scarlett Shepard serves as the Institute’s executive director, leading programming and strategic growth, and also overseeing activities such as production, educational initiatives and key national and international partnerships. Shepard was responsible for founding the Women’s Film Institute in 2005. Shepard is an activist, filmmaker and community educator. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a visual arts degree focused on filmmaking. She has produced many films, media arts programs, and cultural events that benefit and enrich the community. Her films and media arts projects have been exhibited in classrooms, community centers and on broadcast television. Over the years, she has curated numerous film series and media arts exhibitions around the world and has served on many panels on independent filmmaking, development and audience engagement. http://womensfilminstitute.com
George Rush is an attorney who works in both litigation and transactional law with an emphasis in the independent film industry. George also has substantial experience in landlord tenantmatters. George has acted as an Attorney, Sales Rep and/or Producer on hundreds of Films.
George has also worked in many other areas of law, and encourages you to contact him to learn more about
his numerous areas of practice.
Debbie Brubaker: Producer
Debbie is a seasoned producer in the world of “indie” feature films and considered the ‘godmother’ of the San Francisco Bay Area independent movie arena. One of her recent production successes, an audience pleaser at Sundance 2009, was co-producing Peter Bratt’s movie La Mission. Debbie also was a producer on the recently unleashed comedy/horror pic, All About Evil, directed by Joshua Grannell. She has done many other feature narratives, such as Finn Taylor’s The Darwin Awards. Debbie producedDopamine, directed by Mark Decena, which was also a big hit at the Sundance Film Festival 2003, Unflinching Triumph: The Phillip Rockhammer Story , another feature directed by Mark Decena, Teknolust, directed by Lynn Hershman Leesom, Bartleby , and The Californians by Jonathan Parker, and Cherish, directed by Finn Taylor. Debbie has also worked on many feature documentaries, In the Shadow of the Stars, which won an Academy Award, the Emmy award winning movie, Blink, and the soon to air feature documentary by Jennifer Seibel Newsom, Miss Representation. Debbie’s currently a producer on the feature film Neon Sky directed by Jennifer Juelich, now in post production. Debbie is a Film Commissioner for the City of San Francisco and the Committee Executive Vice Chair of the Northern California Directors Guild of America.
The Pre-show loop! Check out this awesome effect created by Mark Pope, which also features the logos of our sponsors at the end. Catch the fire this Thursday at 6!