Welcome To California Film Foundation!
The Early Years:
In 1993 a group of Sacramento based writers and filmmakers had a vision to create an organization that would support the professional development of its members and establish the region as the capital of California's independent cinema movement. "Northern California Writers and Artists" as it was known, became the first film support organization in the capital, and remains the only organization in Sacramento dedicated to engaging both its members and the general public in a lifelong, understanding of film and film culture.
The Birth of CFF:
Over the years the mission has grown to support filmmakers throughout California. Thanks in part to many strategic partnerships, we now reach out to the entire state promoting film as art and as an economic and civic benefit, developing year-round screenings and creating special projects throughout the state. In addition, we offer our members amazing benefits they can not find elsewhere. If you are a screen-writer, director, actor, producer or artist, you should consider...
becoming a member (Free to Join)
1) Instant access to Industry professionals at the highest levels
2) Online "Resume" to attract business, financing and talent
3) Weekly notifications of opportunities in the film industry
4) Discountred and free film education training
5) Discounted access to Film Festivals, Expos and premier film events
6) Mixers, parties and networking events with industry professionals
7) Insider secrets to instantly take your career to the next level
CFF Board, and Organizing Leadership:
Dr. Jorge Santana - Sacramento State University
Dr Lew Hunter - Dean Emeritus, UCLA Film Dept.
Kieth Merrill - Academy Award Winning film maker
Marc Clebanoff - Award Winning Film maker
Louis Mandylor - Actor, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"
Robert Matteolli - Screenwriter and founder
Cheryl Leff - Screenwriter, author 48 Hour Film Director
Richard Burnsed - Program Director
Martin Anaya - Executive Director
Meet Our Guests:
CFF has members and speakers from literally all over the world. As a completely integrated social experience, we provide our members with the opportunity to explore the filmmaking related crafts and network with other film professionals. Our members and speakers are a whose-who of California Filmmaking including:
ACTOR - The Last Picture Show, Pound of Flesh
ACTOR - Kill Bill, Reservoir Dogs
Not to be typecast, Madsen surprised many with his performance as foster parent Glen Greenwood in the hit family movie Free Willy (1993) before returning to deliver edge-of-the-seat performances in Donnie Brasco (1997), Mulholland Falls (1996), and High Noon (2000, TV). In 2003 he teamed up again with Tarantino for both volumes of Tarantino's magnum martial arts/revenge opus Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) and Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004).
DIRECTOR - The A-Team, Smokin' Aces, Narc
PRODUCER - Terminator, The Last Emperor, Platoon
He demonstrated astonishing skill as a moviemaker and unveiled a predilection for standing behind directors in whom he believed - including Robert Altman (Images), Ken Russell (Tommy), Bernardo Bertolucci (Best Picture winner The Last Emperor) , James Cameron (Terminator), and Oliver Stone (Salvador and Best Picture winner Platoon).
DIRECTOR - Shrek, Shark Tale
Jenson joined Dreamworks in 1996, where she served as a story artist on Chicken Run and later directed Shark Tale and Shrek. Jenson's talent isn't limited to animation, however. Her live-action short Family Tree premiered at Sundance and won a multitude of awards between 2003 and 2004.
Contact us at 916-524-5138