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22-May-2015 6:11pm PDT  


Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival

9 Annual March 17, 2016 to March 20, 2016

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282 S. High St
Sebastopol CA 95472
Phone: (707) 829-4797

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Documentary Feature
50 minutes or longer
Documentary Short
Documentary films under 50 minutes in total run time.

The mission of the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival is to bring strong, independent documentary films and filmmakers to West Sonoma County. Our goal is to have a festival built for and about filmmakers, giving them a unique experience on the festival circuit.

We are embarking on our 9th annual Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival. We are looking forward to bringing the biggest and best festival yet for our 9th anniversary. Submit now to be a part of it.


Program Director: Jason Perdue

JASON PERDUE, Program Director, Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival. This is his third year as Program Director. He has been a member of the San Francisco Film Society for 21 years. He has traveled to film festivals around the country, and brings a film fan's perspective to the Committee. Jason is a native Sonoma County resident whose family has been in West County since the 1930s.

TOMMIE DELL SMITH is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, and currently serves on the Executive Committee of New Day Films, a national film distribution cooperative. She lives with her family in Forestville.

CYNTHI STEFENONI (Programmer/Volunteer Coordinator) is a life long resident of Sebastopol and has been a member of the Directors Guild of America since 1988. Her Assistant Director credits range from features (Dear God with Greg Kinnear, directed by Garry Marshall) to episodic television (Lois and Clark; Sisters; Any Day Now; Boston Legal), children's programming(Zoey, 101;Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide), Movies for Television (Scattering Dad with Andy Griffith and Olympia Dukakis; Men Don't Tell with Judith Light and Peter Strauss; Cagney and Lacey with Sharon Gless and Tyne Daley) and mini-series (Night Sins with Valerie Bertinelli, Mariska Hargitay and Karen Sillas). She has been a Consulting Producer for various independent films and brought her skills to various projects at the American Film Institute, Cal State Long Beach and the San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking. She is currently Supervising Producer for the documentary 'Face2Face' which is being shot in the summer of 2011.

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Foreign language films must have English subtitles. Submissions will be reviewed by Selection Committee between June and December, 2015. There is no preference given to early submissions except the discounted entry fee. Consideration by the Selection Committee is equal for all submitted films and your chances of acceptance are not diminished by a late entry. Works in Progress: Please contact Jason Perdue at to discuss your work before submitting. Filmmakers will be notified of selection results by January 7, 2016. By submitting your film through Withoutabox you acknowledge and agree that, to the best of your knowledge, all of the statements in this form are true and that you are duly authorized to submit this film to the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival. You further agree that if this film is selected, the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival has permission to screen the film in the 2016 Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, March 17-20, 2016.