Welcome to the 15th Oakland International Film Festival! Kicking off April 4-8th at various venues in Oakland, California, The 15th Oakland International Film Festival consists of 5 days of highlighting independent filmmakers and the stories they tell. By hosting film screenings, filmmaker panels, networking events, parties, while enjoying music, wine, food makes this film event a festival.
Victoria Ruiz and Christiana Piernas
Donna Roberts is producer, director and co-writer of the film, Yemanjá: Wisdom from the African Heart of Brazil, narrated by Alice Walker, with original Portuguese version narrated by Alice Braga. The film was first envisioned in 1997 during Donna’s initial journey to Bahia, Brazil
Based in the Oakland, California area, Sean Durant is a director and producer with over fifteen years of experience in film and commercial production. “Gina’s Journey: The Search for William Grimes” is Sean’s first feature film.
Originally from Oakland, California, Robbin Rae, is a recent graduate of NYU, Tisch School of the Arts. As a teacher at McClymond’s High School, Ms. Rae developed McClymond’s first digital media arts program, SMART Academy, to train and motivate Oakland’s youth.
VICTORIA RUIZ (Murcia, SPAIN, 04/08/1977) After studying Communication and Screenwriting, she has worked as a screenwriter and script doctor for film and TV. In 2013, she also started to write and direct theater plays.