The 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. Furthermore, 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 2019 screened 68 films in 4 days with over 70 filmmakers in attendance. SDFF 2020 has an amazing line-up of 72 films, but is currently postponed due to COVID-19. As a result, we have yet to set our 2021 submission deadlines. Please check back over the coming weeks for our 2021 submission deadlines.