SI DocFest 2009 Awards to be Held in Downtown San Jose
Top Films Will Share More Than
The SI DocFest is not a traditional film festival, but rather a contest narrowly focused on high school students, the documentary genre, social issues, and the greater Bay Area community. Participants are asked to create a short documentary (8-12 minutes) profiling individuals or organizations that are making or have made a difference in the community through their work and dedication to social issues. At last year’s event, close to
Schools from all over the Bay Area showed a significant amount of interest in the SI DocFest in its second year, with around 100 registered teams at the start of the process. The teams that submitted completed films were judged by the organizing committee, which selected a group of 13 Semifinalists. These films are being evaluated by a team of independent judges, which will select and rank 6 Finalists.
The top three films will be announced at the awards ceremony, with first place receiving
The 13 Semifinalists have already been posted on the SI DocFest website (www.sidocfest.com), and they cover topics that include poverty, education, domestic violence, special needs, war veterans and youth activism.
All Semifinalist films will be screened at the
The SI DocFest has been conceptualized and organized as a volunteer-based endeavor by Do Good Docs Corporation, a recently formed non-profit organization co-founded by
Camera Cinemas, the leading independent movie theater company in the South Bay Area, is an official sponsor of the SI DocFest.
For more information please visit www.sidocfest.com, which includes a tab with Press materials.
Do Good Docs Corporation is a new non-profit organization located in
For over 30 years, the Camera Cinemas have presented a wide variety of well-made, intelligent films, from re-released classics to independents, international to mainstream. With three distinct locations – Camera 7 Cinemas, the state-of-the-art multiplex in
SOURCE Do Good Docs Corporation