The festivities were monumental.

Volunteer Networking Parties at Cana Cuban Restaurant in Oakland, California

Oakland International Film Festival founder David Roach gives a watchful eye over the students from the Arts School while they prep for shooting the 1st Saturdays commercial.

After screening in SXSW, the feature film “LICKS,”  made in Oakland, returned back to Oakland to screen in front of a standing room audience opening night of the 11th Oakland International Film Festival.


The 11th Oakland International Film Festival held screenings in The Oakland Asian Cultural Center which stands in the back of this beautiful mall in Oakland’s Chinatown.

Daron Ker (middle) Writer and Director of the documentary film, ” Rice Field of Dreams,” screens in the 11th Oakland International Film Festival.

Michael William’s (middle) short film “Please Hold” screens opening night at the 11th Oakland International Film Festival.

The 11th Oakland International Film Festival brought  filmmakers and executives together in the city of Oakland. Darrien Gipson (middle) National Director of SAG-INDIE shared her expertise in the independent film arena.

The Call For Entries deadline is February 1st, 2013 for the 11th Oakland International Film Festival that takes place April 5-7th, 2013 at the Oakland Museum of California.

Filmmaker call for entry application here: http://oiff.org/call2013.pdf

Poet/Playwright/Multi-Percussionist/Photographer/Teacher – Avotcja Jiltonilro opens up the screening of “Mugabe: Villain or Hero” with one of her poems.

A fantastic documentary” Let’s Fall In Love,” shows love and marriage that startles with truth and sparkles with tenderness. Wuna Wu’s assistant Yin Chew was able to share some of Ms. Chens matchmaking strategies.

“Against the Grain” premiered at the Hollywood Black Film Festival where it won the Audience Award and Honorable Mention for Best Feature Film.

 

Film Schedule

Download the Official Program Guide Here!

Dates Times Film Titles Venues Tickets
April 3
5:30- 8:30
The Grand Lake Theater
Eventbrite - Toussaint Louverture
Toussaint Louverture is a 3 hour epic film divided into two 90 min presentations.
April 3
9:15 – 11:30
The Grand Lake Theater
Eventbrite - April 3, 2014 – screening 2
El Hombre Equivicado, A Confused War, Democratia, Colera, Lou’s Prey, Yabanci, Curdled
April 4
12:00 -2:00
The Historic Bal Theater
Eventbrite - April 4th – San Leandro – 12:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Historic Bal Theater
April 4
3:00 – 5:30
The Historic Bal Theater
Eventbrite - April 4-  The Historica Bal Theater - 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Ngutu, Bhirmi Junction, The Lives of LaMott Atkins, Cargols, Hold Me Closer, Thrown For a Loss
April 4
6:00 – 8:30
The Historic Bal Theater
Eventbrite - April 4th - The Historic Bal Theater San Leandro - 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Suicide Party Short, 21, Set Me Free
April 4
9:00 – 11:30
The Historic Bal Theater
Eventbrite - April 4th - The Historic Bal Theater San Leandro - 9 - 11:30 p.m.
April 5
12:00 -2:30
Geoffrey’s Inner Circle
Eventbrite - April 5th - Geoffreys - 12:00 - 2:45 screening
*Special “Green Day” Filmmaker Panel @ Impact Hub Oakland from 3:30 – 5:30
April 5
3:00 – 5:00
Geoffrey’s Inner Circle
Eventbrite - April 5th - Geoffreys - 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
April 5
6:00 – 9:00
Geoffrey’s Inner Circle
Eventbrite - Oakland Film Market - Screenings and conversations with filmmakers
April 6
12:00 – 2:30
Black Repertory Theater
Eventbrite - April 6th - Black Repertory Theater -12:00 -2:30 p.m.
The Last Piano, Control, The Sunflower County Freedom Project
April 6
3:15 – 5:45
Black Repertory Theater
Eventbrite - April 6 - Black Repertory Theater - 3:15 -5:45 p.m.
April 6
6:30 -9:00
Black Repertory Theater
Eventbrite - April 6th - Black Repertory Theater- 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Joke Thief, Savage Dance, Agent 6, The Life of Michael Lange
April 6
9:30 -12:00
Black Repertory Theater
Eventbrite - April 6th - Black Repertory Theater- 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
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