2020 Film Fest

Join us at our 2020 Virtual Film Fest!

Join us at our 2020 Virtual Film Fest in the fall! Together, we will celebrate the power of grassroots activism and community resilience! Get your tickets todayAnd while supplies last, you will receive a super special Film Fest Party Kit with a branded Film Fest cup (so you can be ready for the toast!), movie snacks, and a special message from the Rose Foundation — all you need to celebrate with us at our Live Event!

Watch incredible films celebrating
community resilience and grassroots activism:
September 3rd — September 15th

And tune in for our Live Event including Rose staff, inspiring featured films, and special guests:
September 12th at 4:00 pm PST

Don’t miss our virtual 2020 Film Fest this September!Get Your Tickets Today!

Our annual Film Fest has always combined films, food, and fun into a memorable evening and one of the least-stuffy fundraisers around. This fall, we are taking the event virtual! So, plan to fill your 2020 Film Fest cup with your favorite beverage, open up your snacks from Rose, and join us from home as we celebrate grassroots activism for our communities and the environment! We’ll bring all the films, inspiration, and fun! Get your tickets today!

Interested in sponsoring this special virtual Film Fest?
Sponsorship comes with many benefits and opportunities to connect with the 10,000+ members of the Rose Foundation community. Learn more about becoming a Sponsor: 2020 Sponsorship Opportunities.

Do you have any great film recommendations for the Film Fest?
We are currently confirming our lineup of fantastic films that speak to our values of Fostering Stewardship, Building Community, and Demanding Justice, and highlight community resilience. Know of a film that’s a great fit? Send us an email with a short description and a link to the film.

Our 2019 Film Fest Was a Success!

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


Thank You for Joining the Rose Foundation to

celebrate the power of grassroots activism!


Check out photos from the Film Fest!

View our Film Fest photo Gallery here!


Check out the Incredible Films We Showcased at Our 2019 Film Fest!

2019 Film Fest Full Lineup

A Special Thank You to Our Amazing Speakers!

Our Special Guest Emcee, Anisha Desai, brought her expertise in movement building for justice, equity, and the environment to the stage! Her insights brought life to the connections between our films, the Rose Community, and the larger movement.

And our New Voices Team energized the audience, making a Call to Action to support youth who are leading the environmental justice movement!

Learn more about our amazing speakers here!

To support grassroots activism all year round,

make a donation today!

Donate to the Rose Foundation Today!


A Big Thank You to Our 2019 Film Fest Sponsors!

Interested in sponsoring our 2020 Film Fest next fall, email Sheela Shankar!

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

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


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