2021 Film Fest

2021 Film Fest


Mark your calendars for our 2021 Film Fest!

Building on the successes of last year’s first-ever virtual event, we are excited to announce our virtual 2021 Film Fest! Get ready to join us this September for an inspiring and engaging experience!

September 1st – 21st: Watch films anytime, anywhere
from your home screen
September 18th: Streamed Live Event, featuring
exciting films and a toast to the grassroots

More details forthcoming — check back soon!


What great films about justice, grassroots power,
and conservation inspire you?
Send us your film recommendations with a short
description and link to the film!

Sponsor or Host our 2021 Film Fest!
Find more information here. If you have any questions, please contact Sheela Shankar.


We Had a Blast at Our 2020 Film Fest

In the fall of 2020, we came together as the Rose Community — safely from our homes — to screen powerful and inspiring films, take action, and celebrate the power of grassroots activism & community resilience! We enjoyed our virtual 2020 Film Fest’s incredible film selection and fun and festive Live Event!

Check out our incredible 2020 Film Fest’s film lineup, curated into three Themed Film Segments — “Youth Forward,” “Reclaiming Our Future,” & “Our Communities, Our Environment”:

2020 Film Fest - Full Film Lineup

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!

Q&A with Faith E,Briggs

To support grassroots activism & community resilience all year round,
make a donation today!

Donate Today!

A Big Thank You to Our 2020 Film Fest Sponsors and Hosts!

Interested in sponsoring our 2021 Film Fest or joining our Host Committee?
Find more information here. If you have any questions, please contact Sheela Shankar.

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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