"Rediscover Oakland & World Through Film" 21st Oakland International Film Festival Kicks Off Today

The Oakland Int'l Film Festival is presented by the Oakland Film Society, a non-profit based in Oakland, California with the mission to promote independent filmmakers & their stories to empower people locally, nationally & internationally.
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OIFF September 14-23, 2023
OIFF September 14-23, 2023
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"Rediscover Oakland & The World Through Film" The 21st Annual Oakland International Film Festival September 14th- 23rd Includes Special Appearance by San Francisco's Renowned Actor, Producer, Director Terri J.  Vaughn

OIFF Kicks Off Today, Thursday at the Historic Grand Lake Theater.

WHO- David Roach, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Oakland International Film Festival with Special Appearance of Director, Actor, Producer Terri J. Vaughn,  films from filmmakers: Steven Ko; Hélène Matte; Jérémie Thibault; Dr. Gail Myers; Michael Warren Williams; Bridget A Murnane; Jessica Bauman; Cb Smith-Dahl; Adam Fischer; Cheryl Fabio; Kim J.Y. Han and more.

WHAT-  Film screenings with local, national and international themes and events uplifting Oakland's artistic excellence.

WHERE- Screening Locations: Grand Lake Theater (http://www.renaissancerialto.com/) ( 3200 Grand Ave, 94610), New Parkway Theater;

WHEN- Thursday, September 14 through Saturday, September 23, 2023

Click links for screening details:

September 14th (https://www.oiff.org/2023/09/05/calling-all-student-leade...);  September 15th (https://www.oiff.org/events/united-states/california/oakland/conversation-with-terri-j-vaughn/#post_content);  (No Screenings on September 16th & 17th)  September 18th (https://www.oiff.org/sept-18th/); September 19th (https://www.oiff.org/sept-19th/); September 20th (https://www.oiff.org/sept-20th/); September 21st (https://www.oiff.org/sept-21st/); September 22nd (https://www.oiff.org/sept-22nd/)

WHY-The Oakland International Film Festival highlights the City of Oakland as a destination for the arts.  Oakland has a history and rich tapestry of artistic talent.  Filmmakers from around the world reinforce tourism in Oakland and the San Francisco Bay Area with their films that span many genres, many cultures and walks of life.

This year's theme is "Rediscover Oakland through film." In short, this theme, is our personal journey of navigating the changes in Oakland since COVID. i.e., a few places we have hosted screenings, mixers, etc., have gone out of business.  Who is left or still standing?

Still standing does not just mean in a physical sense, like who is open for business.  Still standing also represents a group of people, despite the "covid lockdown" still working, writing, directing and dreaming of manifesting a better day.  A prime example is the 20- year vision of Familyhood and its do- now strategy 1st Saturdays – The Official Monthly Volunteer Day at Schools. Click Here to Read The Familyhood Handbook (https://www.oiff.org/about/) and More.

The Oakland International Film Festival is a testament to Oakland's artistry and the positive happenings in the City of Oakland.   Visit www.oiff.org for a complete schedule.  Social Media: @Oiff (https://twitter.com/oiff?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor)   ; https://www.facebook.com/oiff.org; and @oaklandfilmfestival (https://www.instagram.com/oaklandfilmfestival/?hl=en).


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ABOUT OIFF (https://www.oiff.org/about/)

The Oakland International Film Festival is presented by the Oakland Film Society, a non-profit corporation based in Oakland, California with the mission to promote independent filmmakers and the stories they tell to empower people locally, nationally and internationally.

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