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Albany FilmFest Presents . . . Cesar Chavez: “The Fight in the Fields” + Director Q&A

Comments Off 12 April 2014

Albany FilmFest Presents a free screening of the award-winning documentary The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers’ Struggle, the first film covering the full arc of the labor leader’s life through archival footage, newsreels, and present-day interviews with his contemporaries.

Co-director Rick Tejada-Flores will introduce the film and answer questions after the screening.

When: Tuesday, April 29, 6:30 – 9pm

Where: Edith Stone Room, Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Avenue, Albany CA

Admission: FREE

A co-presentation of Albany FilmFest, the Albany Library, and the Friends of the Albany Library


Albany FilmFest Presents … Best of Albany FilmFest 2014 – FREE!

Comments Off 21 March 2014

A second chance for people who missed the festival completely or just want to relive the highlights – winners and audience favorites from the Fourth Annual Albany FilmFest.

Join us for an eclectic roller-roaster ride through a selection of short films from the Fourth Annual Albany FilmFest: Comedy! Drama! Documentary! Animation! Mockumentary! Sci-fi! Rock and roll! (Some of these films may not be suitable for younger children.)

When: Tuesday March 25, 2014, 7-9 pm

Where: The Edith Stone Room of the Albany Library, 1249 Marin Avenue, Albany, CA


A joint presentation of Albany FilmFest,  the Albany Library, and Friends of the Albany Library.


And the winners are …

Comments Off 03 March 2014



Best of Show: Trainwreck to Narnia, Dylan Bergeson, Director

Best Short Narrative: Steve’s Problem, Mike Lars White, Director

Best Short Documentary: Trainwreck to Narnia, Dylan Bergeson, Director

Best Short Animation: Humanexus. Ying-Fang Shen, Director 

Best Tiny Movie, co-winner: Secret Decoder Ring, Eli Brown, Director

Best Tiny Movie, co-winner: Cooking with Venus, Glen & Shaun Vivaris, Directors 

Best Film Youth 6-12: The Excuse Book, Jackson Julien & Dashiell Cronin, Directors  

Best Film Youth 13-17:  Black Rock Creek, Malone Lumarda, Director

Audience Favorite: Cooking with Venus, Glen & Shaun Vivaris, Directors

Audience Favorite, Runner-up: Parkour Race, Pierre Schantz


Be There! Saturday, March 1, 2014

Comments Off 16 February 2014

WHEN: Saturday, March 1, 2014

WHERE: Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Avenue, Albany California

ADMISSION: $5 adults, $1 kids 12 and younger – come and go all day for one price

Here’s the Program & Schedule of Events

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2014 Albany FilmFest Tees Are Here!

Comments Off 05 February 2014

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Limited quantities – 100% organic cotton, soft and smooth, high-quality printing that lasts

S-M-L-XL men’s sizes fit women too! You want one, we know. Here’s how:

  • $20 at the screening on March 1, while they last
  • Order now and we’ll ship it to you: $20 + $5 shipping & handling (larger sizes $25 + $5 shipping & handling). Make check payable to City of Albany,  mail to Albany FilmFest, attn: Jeremy Allen, 1249 Marin Ave., Albany, CA 94706. Be sure to indicate quantity, sizes, and your shipping address.






2014 Albany FilmFest Basics

Comments Off 23 January 2014

Albany_FilmFest_2014_poster  Join Us at the 4th Annual Albany FilmFest!

Great films, great guests, free popcorn – Short and REALLY Short Films All Day for One Price

All events at the Albany Community Center -  1249 Marin Avenue, Albany, California

Gala -  Friday, February 28th, 7-8:30 pm + Screening – Saturday, March 1st, 12 Noon – 7 pm

Join Us for the Festival Gala! Friday, February 28, 7 – 8:30 pm ($25) – Semi-glamorous, always fabulous and delicious. Rub shoulders with filmmakers and special guests. Get a look at an old-school editing bench – a  Pixar museum piece! Great food from area restaurants, wine and beer from local purveyors.

Watch the Films! Saturday, March 1, 12 Noon – 7 pm ($5 adult /$8 family / $1 kids 12 and under) – Watch  innovative short films in our cozy screening room. Come and go all day for one price.

  • Kids’ Hour (12 Noon) Kid-centric, kid-made, adult friendly films
  • DO NOT MISS! Special Pixar Presentation (1 pm): “The Blue Umbrella” + Q&A with Filmmakers + Hands-on Editing Demo
  • Short Films – Finalists + Winners: 2:15-7pm

Tickets available at the door or in advance at California Bank & Trust on Solano and Mechanics Bank Albany & No. Berkeley


The countdown begins!

Comments Off 17 January 2014

The entries are in, and it’s a tight race. We are making our selections now, so filmmakers, stay tuned.



It’s Getting Close to Submission Deadline: Do We Have Your Film?

Comments Off 13 January 2014

Submission Deadline: January 15

We’ve got some awesome films. If you’d like us to consider yours, act quickly!


Albany FilmFest Presents: Special Series Through November at the Albany Library

Comments Off 28 August 2013

Be there for this ongoing series of free film nights and in-person director talks. Mark your calendar for the last Tuesday of every month through November, 7-9pm, at the Albany Library, 1249 Marin Avenue, Albany, CA. Projection quality is stellar, seating is limited, and admission is free, so get there early!

    September 24: Gina Liebrecht, filmmaker and collaborator with the legendary Les Blank, in person with “All in This Tea.” Watch Les Blank and Leibrecht’s poetic documentary film about one man’s passion for handmade tea. Then join Liebrecht for a short clip from her work-in-progress on Les Blank, and a Q&A. Special Bonus: star of the documentary David Lee Hoffman.
    October 22: Comedy-horror filmmaker Waylon Bacon in person: Scary movie, storyboards, outtakes, and more. Watch Bacon’s scary funny cult favorite short “Help Wanted,” see how it got from storyboard to big screen, and ask the director all the questions you’ve been, um, dying to ask. Pre-Halloween special!
    November 26: Lauded documentary filmmaker Rick Tejada-Flores in person. Join this award-winning East Bay filmmaker, whose documentaries on cultural history and minority issues have been shown nationally, for film clips, discussion, and a Q&A.


4th Annual Albany FilmFest: Call for Entries Is Open!

Comments Off 21 August 2013

And . . . we’re BACK!

The 4th Annual Albany FilmFest is now open for submissions. Films will be screened March 1, 2014.

Filmmakers of all ages are welcome – this means you! See the FAQ for details. All entries accepted via

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