This new festival sounds good. Here is the email we recieved.
I am a documentary filmmaker and also program director for the first Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, to be held this Nov. 8-11 at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Sebastopol is one hour north of San Francisco, and the hub for West Sonoma County, CA, i.e. wine country.
The mission of the festival is to showcase strong documentary films. We are already off to a great start. We will be screening a retrospective of Ellen Bruno’s documentaries, acclaimed editor Vivien Hillgrove is giving a presentation on filmmaking from an editor’s perspective, and Stephanie Geyer-Stevens is putting together a program on audio docs. We recently started the call for entry, and we have been getting in some fantastic submissions. Our goal is to premiere the festival with
an exceptional program.
Attached are the entry guidelines for the festival. The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2007. Please forward to any documentary filmmakers you think would be interested. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.