The 12th Annual California Film Festival


Be there: September 18, 2009

The California Independent Film Festival (CIFF) is part of an amazing worldwide community; a unique collaboration of multi-talented filmmakers showcasing their work right here in the Livermore Valley Wine Country. The Festival’s 11th Anniversary celebrates diversity, human rights, and freedom of expression through an array of dramatic and comedic feature films, shorts and moving documentaries.

CIFF entertains, informs, inspires, encourages and educates individuals and filmmakers from around the world. We believe a film festival can contribute to a healthier society and should encourage the active involvement of audiences to connect and act collectively to address social challenges.

It has been said over the years that a picture is worth a thousand words; with that said, a film must be worth a million words! An outstanding film can cross over any culture and bring individuals sharing, growing and learning

ENJOY: A Special Screening of The Birds with luminary guest, Ms Tippi Hedren This fundraising event, which will be held on September 18th, 2009, 7PM at the historic Orinda Theatre, will benefit the California Independent Film Festival and the Roar Foundation – Shambala Preserve ( Come and join us to enjoy this great evening

Ticket packages may be purchased online, at the Orinda and Rheem Theatre Box Offices, or call CIFF’s ticketing office at (925) 277-1355

$15 – Students

$20 – General Admission (includes movie and Q&A with Ms Hedren)

$125 – Package (limited to 25 people, includes dinner with Ms Hedren, movie and Q&A)

Directed by “The Master of Suspense”, Alfred Hitchcock! Spoiled socialite and notorious practical joker Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) is shopping in a San Francisco pet store when she meets Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor). Mitch is looking to buy a pair of love birds for his young sister’s birthday; he recognizes Melanie but pretends to mistake her for an assistant. She decides to get her own back by buying the birds and driving up to the quiet coastal town of Bodega Bay, where Mitch spends his weekends with his sister and mother. Shortly after she arrives, Melanie is attacked by a gull, but this is just the start of a series of attacks by an increasing number of birds. Click the link below to learn more information about the film festival like events, films, awards, or even how to submit your film for the 2010 festival.

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  1. Hey…this site is great! I love the Hitch and I think Orinda should think about a Horror Fest for one night of scary movies. Maybe next year! Even Independent shorts from the Film Festival.
    I saw the festival puts on a Haunted House too….lets get that here in the Square!

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