Call for Entries Now Closed.

The 11th annual Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival brings the best documentaries from around the world along with their filmmakers to Northern California. Twice named “One of the Coolest Film Festivals” by MovieMaker Magazine, it is one of the important and special stops on the documentary festival circuit. Sebastopol is a documentary destination that has filmmakers raving about the hospitality, quality of programming, and wonderful community atmosphere that this festival fosters.

We screen short and feature length documentaries, hybrid docs, and any other type of film that can be described as documentary. We present awards in both short and feature categories: Jury and Audience Awards. Additional awards may be announced.

SDFF 2017 screened 63 films in 4 days with over 100 filmmakers and guests in attendance.

Thank you for your interest in submitting to the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival. Submissions for the 2018 Festival have closed, and no more films are being accepted. Call for entries for our 2019 Festival will begin on June 1, 2018. We’ll look forward to hearing from you then!

SebDocs 2015 cover

PDF of 2015 Print Program

SebDocs 2016 cover

PDF of 2016 Print Program

SebDocs 2017 cover

PDF of 2017 Print Program