Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival

A Great Ride selected for Amazon Prime’s All Voices Festival

Stream At Home & Help Fund Filmmaker’s New Project!

SDFF 2019 Official Selection A Great Ride has been selected for Amazon Prime’s All Voices Festival. The more complete views the film gets, get the more likely filmmaker Deborah Craig and her crew are to be finalists and potentially win funding for her next project (already in progress) about Sally Gearhart. You can also catch A Great Ride on the big screen as part of SDFF 2019 Best of the Fest on September 12, where it will show with other audience faves, Lifeboat and I Have Something To Tell You.

See A Great Ride on Amazon Prime’s All Voices Festival here.

Get tickets to Best of the Fest’s Audience Favorites showing on September 12 here.

Madame Mars Goes To Cambridge, STEM Summit and SDFF Best of the Fest!

Festival Favorite Madame Mars and its fabulous filmmaker Jan Millsapps will be on their way to the UK in July after receiving an invite from the University of Cambridge. On their way back to California they’ll also be popping into NYC’s Academy of Sciences’ Global STEM Summit for an appearance. You can catch Madame Mars: Madame Mars: Women And The Quest For Worlds Beyond at SDFF’s Best of the Fest Shorts Program on June 6th at 7 p.m. along with other festival faves: Stretch, Spraying under the Stars and Waterfolks. Tickets are available here.

SDFF 2019 Official Selection, “Elephant Path -Njaia Njoku,” Now Streaming!

For those of you that missed it at SDFF 2019, “Elephant Path” (Todd McGrain, 2017) is now streaming on PBS World Channel. The documentary is part of PBS’s Doc World Series, Season 3, Episode 9, and will be available online until July 20.


Saturday, June 1

SDFF 2020 Submissions Open! 


Thursday, August 1 at 7 p.m.

Best of the Fest screening
Confluencewith Dust Rising.


Thursday, September 5 at 7 p.m.

Best of the Fest Audience Award Winners
The Woman Who Loves Giraffes with My Grandfather’s Memory Book.


Thursday, September 12 at 7 p.m. 

Best of the Fest Audience Favorites: Shorts 
A Great Ride, Lifeboat, I Have Something to Tell You,+a short surprise!!! .


Thursday, October 10 at 7 p.m.

Best of the Fest Jury Award Winners

The Rest I Make Up, Boy Nomad, Jordan Stories: Badyra.


Thursday, November 7 at 7 p.m.

Best of the Fest 

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guinwith Alpha Mare.