That’s the theme for the 19th California Independent Film Festival (CAIFF) and the 6th hosted right here in Moraga and Orinda. This weeklong festival will run from September 8 – 14, will show films from 17 different countries, which were chosen from among the 1000 that were submitted for consideration. What makes this a real festival is that producers, actors, and screen writers of many of the films will come too, and often participate in Q&As after their film has been shown. Another “festival” feature is presenting many awards, such as for Best Actress, Best Feature Film, a Best Composer award, and a CAIFF 2016 Audience Award Favorite.
Film length varies from 3 minutes to 132 minutes in this wide collection of shorts, full-length feature films, and documentaries,. Topics are equally diverse - from a comedy about chocolate cake to a relational film about a grandmother and her granddaughter, to stories set in WW II Europe, to a suspenseful drama involving a kidnapping, to sexual shaming of women and girls.
Visit this website to see the full list of films, descriptions, trailers, dates and times shown, theatre location, and to purchase tickets.