Screen Our 2020 Film Fest


2020 Film Fest

We had a great 2020 Film Fest!

Thank you for joining the Rose Foundation to celebrate the power of grassroots activism & community resilience! Our 2020 Film Fest ended on September 15th, and our film lineup is no longer available to screen. Read about our full film lineup here and check out our Resources & Action Page to find out more about the projects in the film and take action.

Did you watch the films in the 2020 Film Fest lineup? Channel your inner film critic by nominating your favorite films and writing your reviews here!

And be sure to watch our full Q&A with Faith E. Briggs, led by New Voices Are Rising youth, below!


Themed Film Segments

We curated our full lineup of inspiring films into “Youth Forward,” “Reclaiming Our Future,” & “Our Communities, Our Environment” Themed Film Segments. Each segment shared diverse and powerful stories from the grassroots. Continue reading to learn more:

“Youth Forward”


"Youth Forward" Sponsored by Harrington Investments

Sponsored by
Harrington Investments

Harrington Investments, Inc.


“Reclaiming Our Future”

Reclaiming Our Future

Sponsored by Community Bank of the Bay

Community Bank of the Bay

“Our Communities, Our Environment”

Our Communities Our Environment

Sponsored by
Signature Bank

Signature Bank



A Very Special Q&A
with This Land Producer

We featured This Land — a beautiful film about inclusion, empowerment, and public land access — in our “Reclaiming Our Future” Themed Film Segment. Our New Voices Are Rising youth had a special opportunity to interview Faith E. Briggs, Producer and subject of the film. Watch This Land on the film’s website and check out New Voices’ Q&A with Faith below! The Q&A and “Reclaiming Our Future” Themed Film Segment are sponsored by Community Bank of the Bay.

Having technical difficulties? Try watching from this link!



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A Big Thank You to Our 2020 Film Fest Sponsors!

Interested in sponsoring our 2021 Film Fest next fall?
Contact Sheela Shankar for more information!

Community Bank of the Bay Harrington Investments, Inc. Signature Bank
Heritage Bank of Commerce Lozeau Drury LLP
Beneficial State Bank East Bay Community Foundation Friends of the River
Mechanics Bank Logo Our Children's Earth Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP
Altshuler Berzon LLP As You Sow SPRAWLDEF


Host Committee

Nancy Berlin & Paul Tepper Colin Miller
Beverly Cherner Marybelle Nzegwu Tobias & John Tobias
Ellen & Allen Hauskens Alan Ramo & Leslie Rose
Kevin Hendrick & Jill Dovre Jill Ratner & Tim Little
Nadine Joseph & Neil Goteiner Sam Schuchat & Ilana DeBare
Misao Kusuda & Dave Michelfelder Shaku & Kuppe Shankar
Kyle Livie & David Irving Cindy Tsai Schultz & Peter Schultz
Sharon Lybeck Hartmann David Witzel & Claudia Williams
Amy Lyons  

In-Kind Sponsors

Equal Exchange Musiquito Media
Krishna Copy Center


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