The 7th ANNual Albany Filmfest

WEEK of March 18 - 26



How to buy tickets online at the Landmark Albany Twin:

1. Click here. 

2. Click on the day of the show you want to see -- Wednesday for EAST SIDE SUSHI, Thursday for THINK GREEN, Sunday for ALL DAY SCREENING.

3. Click on the time button (e.g., 10:00am).

4. Select single-day ticket, Festival Pass (all shows), or All-Day Pass (Sunday only).

Sat, March 18: Kids' Matinee + Stop-Motion Animation Workshop

Albany FilmFest Kids' Matinee will screen at the Albany Community Center on Saturday March 18, hosted by the children's storyteller and puppeteer Emily Butterfly, kicking off a week of special events. Be inspired by an hour of awesome short films by experienced professionals and youth filmmakers, including the Academy Award-nominated short animation PEARL.

Make your own short film and take it home! Stick around after the films for a free hands-on stop-animation workshop from Steve & Kate's Camp. more...

WEDNESDAY, March 22: East Side Sushi + Director Q&A

Join us at the Albany Twin Theatre for the Albany Premier of EAST SIDE SUSHI and a Q&A with director Anthony Lucero. Shot completely in Oakland, this charming tale of cross-cultural cooking was rated as one of the "Best Movies of 2015" (SF Weekly) and one of "the most overlooked films of 2015" (LA Times).  more...

THURSDAY, MARCH 23: THINK GREEN! + filmmaker panel

Why does an ordinary man suddenly decide to save a river, why are megafires now a real threat, what happens when a filmmaker finds that the political has become very personal, what stories to we choose to tell, and what happens when your environmental art exhibition is interrupted by terrorist attacks? These powerful environmental short films from Bay Area directors are inspiring, thought-provoking, and empowering. Watch and learn, then stay for the filmmaker Q&A that follows. Presented by East Bay Regional Park District and Regional Parks Foundation. more...

Sunday, March 26: Shorts! SHORTS! SHORTS!

The 7th Annual Albany FilmFest will screen at the Albany Twin Theatre on Solano Avenue from 10am to 10pm. An eclectic mix of short documentaries, narrative, and animated films from the Bay Area, the nation, and the world. Six themed shows make it easy to find what you like. more...

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Fingers crossed for Patrick Osborne's "Pearl" nominated for an Academy Award! Here's hoping you get the Oscar tonight, Patrick! Congratulations!

See "Pearl" at Albany FilmFest on Sunday, March 26.


Thanks to our awesome partners and supporters

For your help in supporting the free flow of communication and creative expression in our community and across borders.

Albany FilmFest is an ongoing project of Albany’s Community Media Access Committee, Arts Committee, and the staff of KALB-33. Our mission is to bridge business, community, and the arts, and to encourage diversity, originality, creativity, and open communication. Many, many thanks to the City of Albany, the Albany Library, and to our generous partners in Albany and beyond!