Don’t miss Girls’ Festival 2017 (Oct.1) – Oakland, CA

Women’s Film Institute is proud to be part of The Girls’ Festival 2017 (Sunday, October 1, 2017 at The Hive – 2335 Broadway, Oakland, CA). Founder of the Women’s Film Institute, Scarlett Shepard, co-curated short films for the Community and Color in the Bay: Short Films program at the Girls’ Festival 2017.  Here are two films that will screen at Girls’ Festival on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 4:25 pm – 4:45 pm.

CULTIVATING COMMUNITY directed by Jasmine Ehrhardt and Zoe Salnave (6 min, USA, 2011)
A short documentary about the role urban farming has played in the boosting of West Oakland’s communal spirit.

GREATER THAN COLOR directed by Zoe Salnave (9 min, USA, 2011)
This short documentary consists of interviews with Bay Area high school students discussing their relationship to race and identity.

These films were created in The Factory Bay Area Video Coalition’s FREE after school youth film program.

The Girls’ Festival 2017  features 16 diverse and exciting workshops that span many topic areas including nutrition for athletes, filmmaking, media literacy, safe and healthy relationships, human trafficking awareness, computer coding, and cooking classes with high profile chefs. Be sure to check the schedule ahead of time for times and locations. These workshops will fill up fast, as space is limited, so arrive to the location early to ensure your entry. We hope you will join us on October 1st, and don’t forget to buy your tickets ASAP, as we have a feeling this year’s event will SELL OUT!

Here’s the schedule: