2019 Film Fest


The Rose Foundation's 2019 Film Festival Poster-September 26 at 5:30pm, at the First Unitarian Church of Oakland.


Join the Rose Foundation as we

celebrate the power of grassroots activism!


5:30-6:30: Reception

6:30-9:30: Environmental Short Films

& Brief Program with Amazing Speakers


Enjoy delicious, sustainable food—including gourmet mac ‘n cheese and taco stations!

Watch engaging short films highlighting bold and beautiful stories of grassroots activism for our communities and the environment! *Check out our film lineup here!

Be energized by our amazing speakers: from our Special Guest Emcee, to youth environmental justice leaders, to a film director!

Mix and mingle with the dynamic Rose Foundation community!

Bid for your chance to win fantastic silent auction items!

Buy your special stainless steel Rose Foundation pint cup—get bottomless beer and wine all night, and take your cup home as a souvenir!


Featured From the Film Fest Silent Auction and Lineup


Check out our full film lineup here!

Buy Your Tickets Today!


People Enjoying the Rose Foundation's Film Fest



Become a Film Fest Sponsor or Host Committee Member!

Sponsorship comes with many benefits and opportunities to connect with the 7,000+ members of the Rose Foundation community.

Learn more about becoming a Sponsor: 2019 Sponsorship Opportunities.

Host Committee members provide elevated support for the Rose Foundation’s work. Hosts receive two tickets to the Film Fest, two commemorative pint cups, and acknowledgment as a Host in our event communications. Your Host Committee donation is fully tax-deductible minus the Fair Market Value of the event. To join the Host Committee, visit our Eventbrite page and select the “Host Committee” ticket option under the “Tickets” tab.

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2019 Film Fest or joining the host committee, please contact Development Director Sheela Shankar at (510) 658-0702 x302 or sshankar@rosefdn.org.


Special Thanks To Our Sponsors and Hosts!

Community Bank of the Bay Logo Harrington Investments, Inc.
Amalgamated Bank Logo Lozeau Drury LLP
Seventh Generation Advisors Logo Beneficial State Bank Logo Friends of the River Logo
Mechanics Bank Logo Our Children's Earth


Presidio Bank Logo
Progressive Asset Management Logo Roberts Electric Co. The Goldman Environmental Prize Logo
Walden Asset Management

Supporter Sponsors

Altshuler Berzon LLP Selerum, Inc.
As You Sow Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP
East Bay Community Foundation SPRAWLDEF — Sustainability, Parks, Recycling And Wildlife Legal Defense Fund
John & Marcia Goldman Foundation

Host Committee

Nancy Berlin & Paul Tepper Alan Ramo & Leslie Rose
Ellen & Allen Hauskens Jill Ratner & Tim Little
Kevin Hendrick & Jill Dovre Sam Schuchat & Ilana DeBare
Nadine Joseph & Neil Goteiner Shaku & Kuppe Shankar
Misao Kusuda & Dave Michelfelder Ron Sundergill
Cathy Lerza Carol Trese & Kevin Rutherford
Kylie Livie & David Irving Ray Tretheway
Amy Lyons Cindy Tsai Schultz & Peter Schultz
Marybelle Nzegwu Tobias David Witzel & Claudia Williams

Honorary Host Committee

Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan
Oakland City Councilmember Nikki Fortunato Bas Oakland City Councilmember Lynette McElhaney
Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan Oakland City Councilmember Loren Taylor
Oakland City Councilmember Noel Gallo Oakland City Councilmember Sheng Thao
Oakland City Councilmember Dan Kalb

In-Kind Sponsors

Comestible Fine Catering Musiquito Media
Fort Point Beer Company Original Pattern Brewing Company
Kessler Creative Communications San Francisco Baykeeper
Krishna Copy Center Stefan Cohen Photography
Iron Horse Vineyards The Dry Garden

Thank You to Our Volunteers:

Amalgamated Bank New Voices Are Rising Students
Bay Area Green Tours Presidio Bank


Can’t make it to the Film Fest?

We will miss you,

but you can still support grassroots activism with a donation!

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