The Cannabis Film Festival is moving to San Francisco.
Garberville organizer Kellie Butterfield Dodds explained in a press release that the event will take place April 26 and 27 at San Francisco’s Roxie Theatre in the Mission District.
According to the press release: “The Cannabis Film Festival’s goal is to screen contemporary documentaries, short films and features dealing with the changing landscape and rising acceptance of cannabis and hemp in our society. By offering a variety of films, we can better accommodate the filmgoers’ tastes with a bevy of topics interpreted by our artists’ visions.”
Take a look at the trailer for the 2016 Judges Award winner, “How To Grow Your Own”:
Butterfield Dodds further explained the move in an email to The Redwood Times.
“After holding the festival for two years in Garberville, we realized this was not the place for The Cannabis Film Festival. So glad we started here in Humboldt and I had really hoped it would have a home here. It’s just not the right place now so we look(ed) at where would we go that had everything we needed,” Butterfield Dodds explained. “San Francisco came through with theaters, movies goers and sponsors and a more avid film going community and greater potential for tourists and walk-up traffic.”
This will be the event’s third consecutive year of bringing together filmmakers, producers, actors, documentary artists, entrepreneurs, vendors, sponsors and our community to a single forum honoring cinematic excellence in presenting the freshest films highlighting the growth of cannabis and hemp today. TCFF presents films from new and established international and domestic filmmakers honoring the heroic stories such as the parents who fight for medication for their children and the worldwide struggle for freedom and liberty of the plant.
The Cannabis Film Festival is open to filmmakers of every experience level, from first-timers to veteran directors and producers.
Organizers are also seeking sponsors for the event.
“We will never forget our roots and where we began and The Cannabis Film Festival started in Humboldt County and no one can ever take that away,” Butterfield Dodds added. “It is also part of our business plan to always “bring a little humboldt wherever we go,” so we invite Humboldt-based companies that want to represent in San Francisco and help us bring a little bit of Humboldt to the Bay.”
For filmmakers, prizes are available in two categories: “Best of Festival” and the “People’s Choice.”
For the first two years, the festival screened over 25 features, documentaries and shorts in Garberville.
The event encourages discussion after screenings with filmmakers.
For more information, visit: www.thecannabisfilmfestival.com.