Destination Oakland, CA!

Save the dates: May of 2018

Call for Entries

Dates & Deadlines

May 8, 2017 Opening Date
December 1, 2017 Earlybird Deadline
January 5, 2018 Regular Deadline
January 19, 2018 Late Deadline

The 16th Oakland International Film Festival will take place April 3-7th, 2018.

We are currently seeking films of all lengths that demonstrate the power of the moving image. We seek films that tell stories, fiction and documentary that highlight stories often not seen nor heard by mainstream media.

We seek films that are made by the cultures the film speaks to. We seek films that answer some of societies main problems: i.e. how can we end war? how can we save our planet? how can we build sustainable communities?

We seek films in all genres: i.e. animation, narrative, documentaries, music videos, whatever you want to call it! Is it a compelling story that needs to be seen is all that matters.

We seek films “Made in Oakland” that demonstrate the above and more!

We seek narrative films that highlight new talent, new writers, new cutting edge stories.

Since Oakland, Ca is known around the world as the home of the slogan “Power to the People,” we seek films that will empower the people, save our planet and inspire everyone to appreciate all cultures, all people, no matter what size they are, race they are, God they worship, etc.

We seek films that were made to build communities for the generations to come!

Latest News

Little Stones will make its Northern California Premiere at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival on Monday July 24th, with a second East Bay screening on August 3rd.

Little Stones will make its Northern California Premiere at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival on Monday July 24th, with a second East Bay screening on August 3rd.

After winning The Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto, LITTLE STONES is due to screen in The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival on July 24th and later on Auguest 3rd. LITTLE STONES - The story From a graffiti artist speaking out against domestic violence in the...

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1st represents the 1st Saturday of every month as the official monthly volunteer/recruitment day at school sites. 1stSaturdays is the ‘do now’ strategy to advance a community towards #Familyhood.

#Familyhood is a “community development strategy that utilizes the location of schools and their inter-generational population as the center for development. ##Familyhood is driven by two main motto’s: 1) The Friends of school motto: which states: “every school shall have a student government association, a Parent Teacher Association and Alumni Association.” Since many schools do no have these three basic school based organizations, The Friends of School motto utilizes 1st Saturdays to recruit new members to these organizations and to share updates. #Familyhood promotes these three main organizations to collaborate. This collaboration is called #Familyhood. The second motto: 2) is called The Mo’ Better Food motto: which states, ” every school shall have a garden, a farmers market and a grocery store.” 1st Saturdays promotes #Familyhood to come together every month to promote their schools garden, farmers market and future grocery store.
1stSaturdays also welcomes information booths from local businesses/organizations to share resources/opportunities to #Familyhood.

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Currently, we are promoting 1st Saturdays as a global initiative to promote sustainable communities from the children up.
1st Saturdays is the monthly “do now” strategy to advance communities towards #Familyhood.

Imagine, schools all over the world coming together one day a month -every 1st Saturday of the month to revisit where they last left off in increasing sustainability from within the community!

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1st Saturdays promotes volunteers to run their school garden, farmers market and future grocery store.

1st Saturdays also promotes schools to recruit members to its three main school based organizations (Student Government Association, Parent Teacher Association and Alumni) and these three main organizations to collaborate.

16th Oakland International Film Festival is being planned for May of 2018


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The Oakland Film Society







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