The 15th Oakland International Film Festival will be held April 4-8th at various destinations in the City of Oakland, CA.

On April 4th, Day 1 of OIFF15, we are hosting screenings at two main venues.

Oakland Asian Cultural Center

Holy Names University

DAY 1

SCREENING VENUES

TUESDAY, APRIL 4TH

HOLY NAMES UNIVERSITY

OAKLAND ASIAN CULTURAL CENTER

In partnership with Holy Names University, we will screen @ Holy Names University the documentary Guangzhou Dream Factory Written and Directed Christiane Badgley.

In partnership with Holy Names University, we will screen @ Holy Names University the documentary Guangzhou Dream Factory Written and Directed Christiane Badgley.

Also, April 4th in partnership with The Oakland Asian Cultural Center, we will screen “Plant Code, Unleashing Nature’s Healing Power” Directed by Gary Null and Produced by Valerie Van Cleave.

DAY 2

Day 2, Wednesday, April 5th screenings will be held at Holy Names University.
Short films: Amerika and Walk With Me will screen during the 1:30 p.m. – 2:45 followed by Question/ Answer session.
Followed by “Visions of Warriors” during the 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. followed by question/answer session.

DAY 3

Day 3 screenings will take place in the morning at Holy Names University and in the evening at The Historic Grand Lake Theater.

Day 3, Thursday, April 6th from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. OIFF15 will feature six short films: Surf Wasted, I Am Ayotzinapa, Born Fighter, Siletium Dei, Now’s a Bad Time, Walls.

Day 3, Thursday, April 6th will consist of evening screenings at The Historical Grand Lake Theater. Since our theme this year is 40 years since Alex Haley’s Roots, we are screening Gina’s Journey: The Search for William Grimes at 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. followed by question and answer session.

The feature film “A Hundred Blocks” will screen at 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. followed by question and answer sesssion. “A Hundred Blocks” was Made in Oakland. is Written by Arthur Walls & Michael Revolvalcke, Directed by Diaunte Thompson, Produced by Lathan Hodge, Executive Produced by Marshawn Lynch.

“A Hundred Blocks” will screen after the short film “Downunder“.

DAY 2

SCREENING VENUES

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5TH

HOLY NAMES UNIVERSITY

DAY 3

SCREENING VENUES

THURSDAY, APRIL 6TH

THE HISTORIC GRAND LAKE THEATER

Starting at 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. join us for a night of short independents from Oakland and beyond. Kicking off with a short film “Oakland in Blue” Written and Directed by Robbin Rae.

Living currently in Riyadh, he teaches marketing management at Majmaah University and makes short films as a freelance director and writer. Two of his previous short films, ‘Yearning of a Poet’ and ‘A Trekking Man’ have participated in regional film festivals. His Saudi Film Days film, A Photographic Memory, is an experimental look at Saudi Arabia and its major historic events to the present day through the eyes of a photographer.

DAY 4

SCREENING VENUES

FRIDAY, APRIL 7TH

OAKLAND’S CITY HALL

DAY 4

The Oakland Film Market section of The 15th Oakland International Film Festival will be held on April 7th at Oakland City Hall. Screenings and Panel discussions will take place in The Chambers Room and in hearing rooms 1 and 2.

DAY 5

Oakland’s Jack London Square is just across The Bay from San Francisco’s Embarcadero.