The Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival exhibits on six screens simultaneously at Sebastopol Center for the Arts and Rialto Cinemas® Sebastopol, presenting an average of 70 – 75 films per year to a combined audience of 5,500 to 6,000 documentary film lovers, industry guests, and fellow filmmakers. Thanks to the Franklin J. Schaffner Fund, festival filmmakers’ travel is sponsored from Cape Town, S. Africa; Warsaw, Poland; Brisbane, Aus., Seattle, Oslo, Rome, Toronto, Miami, New York and, yes, Berkeley.
Conversations at SDFF 2020 include craft talks with Will Storkson on Sound As Your Leading Actor and Jim Browne, founder, Argot Pictures leads us through Distribution, Exhibition & Film Festivals – finding the right place for your film. By overwhelming demand, film editing returns to center stage as Vivien Hillgrove urges Cut, Cut, Cut that film to save it.
Continuing our commitment to fact based, investigative journalism we present the film, Bellingcat – Truth in a Post-truth World. Immediately following is Robert Evans, a conflict journalist and a podcast host. He’s worked in Iraq, Syria, and Ukraine, as well as protests all around the United States. He covers the far-right and online radicalization for Bellingcat.