Congratulations on Year Five of the


Conversations with the Filmmakers:


ROMEO IS BLEEDING – Director Jason Zeldes creates a personal and stylized look at the violence and struggles on the streets of Richmond, CA.  THE WINNER OF THIS YEAR’S BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD.



A Place to Stand – A Conversation with Jimmy Santiago Baca

Since: The Bombing of Pan Am 103 – A conversation with Documentary Filmmaker Phil Furey


DUST Filmed in Japan, this is a short sci-fi fantasy film, Produced and Directed by Josh and Michael Grier.


ASTRAEA – Director Kristjan Thor talks about his modern-day post-apocalyptic, Gothic vision.


LOLA’S LAST LETTER – Director, Writer, Actor Valerie Brandy get to the essence of what it means to apologize.


CRUSHED – Director, Screenwriter Megan Riakos gives us a family thriller set amidst a samll wine community…not St. Helena.  


INTERSECTION – Jason Honeycutt asks what if you were mugged and asked your attacker to lunch.





Festival founder Marc Lhormer and Program Director Claudia Puig give us an introduction and preview to this year’s festival. 

More information for this year’s Festival is available at