The Healdsburg International Short Film Festival kicks off Friday night September 21, 2012 at 7:00 PM with an exclusive screening for filmmakers, sponsors and limited seating for the general public, at the Raven Film Center located at 415 Centre Street in Healdsburg, Ca.
This exciting event will welcome the festival’s numerous filmmakers, many of who are traveling great distances and a few from our own backyard. The evening’s program will also acknowledge and thank the festival's prominent local sponsors, who have helped bring life to this celebration of film. The public in attendance will be treated to a showcase of shorts that represent the tone of films to be shown in the body of the festival.
For those seeking a night on the town, Healdsburg’s ultra -chic “h2hotel” is offering up the “Spoonbar” as the setting for filmmakers and the public to mingle. There will be a 45-minute film screening at 10:00 PM and ticket holders of this event will also receive a free drink. This is a great opportunity to hang out with filmmakers and festival attendees after a long day of experiencing the magic of independent film!
The festival is proud to add two family screenings to the weekend lineup, Saturday Sept. 22 and Sunday Sept. 23, both at 2PM. We encourage the public to bring children over the age of 7 for an engaging, rich cultural experience of independent film designed for the younger crowd and those young at heart! The family screening tickets are discounted in the amount of $12.00
Tickets for the festival kick off and all festival events and screenings are on sale now at:
The festival founders are deeply grateful to the esteemed jury for their support and participation. Each judge has a strong commitment to the craft of film and each are unique and prolific artists in their fields. The judges currently on board to judge the films that audiences will first vote on are:
KATHLEEN BRENNAN an American songwriter, record producer, artist, writer and longtime collaborator with her husband Tom Waits.
ED BEGLEY JR has been as a successful actor, director, producer and devout environmental activist for over three decades.
JACK McGEE is a veteran actor of dozens of critically acclaimed motion pictures and enumerable TV roles.
JON SHAPIRO is a renowned Digital 3D Pioneer, as well as a two time Emmy-winning Motion Picture, Television, and Music Producer.
TOM WAITS is a two-time Grammy® Award-winner and Academy Award®-nominated singer/songwriter/musician/actor and in 2010 was inducted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame.