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The Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival

Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival
March 22-25, 2018

Mar 2, 2018


Bird of Prey, directed by Eric LinerThe 11th Annual Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival will screen 66 documentaries, including one U.S. premiere and two Academy Award® nominated films with screenings taking place at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, and the Rialto Cinemas® in Sebastopol.

Negative Space ~ Max Porter & Ru KuwahataThe festival will open with Bird of Prey, directed by Eric Liner, which documents Wildlife cinematographer Neil Rettig’s return to the Philippines as he embarks on a grueling expedition alongside a small but devoted group determined to protect the endangered Philippine eagle.

All the Wild Horses - Mongol Derby in MongoliaFor the seventh year in a row, Peer Pitch West will partner with SDFF. PPW is an educational program where filmmakers can bring their documentary project, that is anywhere from idea stage to completion, and practice pitching it in the safe space of a room of fellow filmmakers and documentary lovers. Docs In Progress Executive Director Erica Ginsberg will facilitate the session Friday, March 24. Registration open.

Rebels on Pointe ~ Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte CarloNew this year: FESTIVAL VILLAGE, made possible by a generous donation from Piazza Hospitality, will be located in the center of downtown Sebastopol, this year. This site provides a central location for filmmaker, patron and volunteer registration plus Box Office for all ticketing and passes during festival weekend. The Village offers both filmmakers and film fans a greater opportunity to experience the Festival.

Tickets and passes on sale now at the SDFF website

For a complete GUIDE to all films, visit:

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