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Festival Student Day Oct 18

Documentary Film Screening + Filmmaker Discussion

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  • FOCUS On Impact Film Tour 
Excited to share the powerful and award winning documentary @riverbluethemovie live streaming into high schools across San Diego County. Post screening discussion with Filmmaker/producer Lisa Mazzotta moderated by @kathleenfox5. 
Thanks to our partners and supporters: San Diego County Office of Education and the San Diego Unified School District.

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  • Congratulations to @menofvisionfilm 2019 @sdfilmfestival Audience Choice winner for Best Short Film. Guess our audiences loved all the things we did…Funny, creative and gorgeous cinematography, congratulations to all! 
#shortfilm #powerofperspective #poweroffilm
  • Congratulations to @breakingtheirsilence
Audience Choice Documentary winner AND Best Documentary at the 2019 @sdfilmfestival. 
A powerful and important story beautifully told by writer, director and producer Kerry David. 
@trulygirl @kdcfilms
  • Congratulations to Carol of the Bells Audience Choice Feature Film winner. This heartfelt film shares a message of inclusion. 
Directed by @joey_travolta1950 and 
starring @rjmitte, Geri Jewell, Lee Purcell, Donna Mills, Yuly Mireles
#powerofperspective #poweroffilm @inclusionfilms
  • Congratulations to @marriagestory an Audience Choice winner at this year 2019 @sdfilmfest and our closing night film. 
If you didn’t catch it at the festival see it now in theaters starting today November 6 and on @netflix December 6.

A different kind of love story #MarriageStory stars Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, @lauradern, Alan Alda, Julia Hagerty, and directed by Noah Baumbach.

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