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MISSION & OBJECTIVE
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.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
We are embarking on our 5th annual Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival. We are looking forward to bringing the biggest and best festival yet for our 5th anniversary. Submit now to be a part of it.
CALL FOR ENTRIES NOW OPEN!
Program Director: Jason Perdue
FILM SELECTION COMMITTEE
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.
GIL MANSERGH is the SDFF's resident film critic, serving as movie columnist in the Sonoma West Times and News, Petaluma Argus Courier, Windsor Times, and Healdsburg Tribune, as well as radio host of Cinema Toast on KRSH-FM and Word By Word: Conversations With Writers on KRCB-FM, and author of the Cinema Toast movie blog, read by hundreds of thousands of movie fans world-wide on the Press Democrat/New York Times website, Petaluma360.com. A psychological educator and internationally acknowledged expert on using film clips as teaching tools, Gil brings a decidedly different point-of-view to the SFDFF selection committee.
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.
For additional information or submission guidelines contact Jason Perdue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jason Perdue (Program Director)
One film submission per entry (please send 2 DVDs of submission)
The nonrefundable entry fee is payable only in U.S. dollars by credit card online, money order or check payable to SCA.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.
The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.