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Best of the Fest 2019

  • Albany Community Center 1249 Marin Avenue Albany, CA, 94706 United States (map)

WHEN: Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 7pm

WHERE: Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Avenue, Albany, CA

ADMISSION: Free + free popcorn

Join us for a reprise of the award winners and audience favorites from the 9th Annual Albany FilmFest. Films not rated. Some films may not be suitable for young children.


Thomas Lee, THE GREAT MIGRATION (My Own Private Albany, 5:40) * A duck’s-eye view of Albany! Best My Own Private Albany AFF 2019

Cheri Gaulke, GLORIA’S CALL (Documentary, with animation 16:46) * When grad student Gloria Orenstein receives a strange phone call from Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington, it sparks a lifelong journey in art, ecofeminism, and shamanism. Favorite, Curated Films AFF 2019

Satyel Amarelo, HEARING THE OCEAN (Youth 6-12, 1:43) * Beachcombing can provide wondrous things! Best Youth Age 6-12 AFF 2019

Anahid Nazarian, LAHMAJUNE (Documentary, 19:13) * The heartwarming and delicious story of an Armenian family, two Mexican employees, and a bakery at the heart of an LA neighborhood. Audience Favorite AFF 2019

Kat Pongtornpitat, AGAPE (Animation, 2:43) * A woman loves her houseplants. Best Short Animation AFF 2019

Paola Ossa, CATALINA (Narrative, 14:14) * An 11-year-old girl learns to fend for herself while her undocumented mother spirals in fear of being deported. Best Short Narrative AFF 2019

Monimar Mancillas, THE GROUNDED ASTRONAUT (Youth 13-17, 8:18) * A young girl struggles to keep her head afloat while drown in the overload of work at school. Best Youth Age 13-17 AFF 2019

Mira Hamour, SYRIA’S TENT CITIES (Documentary, 30:00 ) * A look at the lives of Syrian refugee families and their efforts to get a basic education. Best Short Documentary AFF 2019

Jane Selle Morgan, HEATWAVE (Tiny Movie, 1:00) * When the heat is too much at work, a coworker lends a helping hand. Best Tiny Movie AFF 2019

Nate Duncan, THE INTERVIEW (Narrative, 14:39) * Michael goes to an important job interview only to find out that more than a job is on the line. Best in Show AFF 2019

Doors open 30 minutes before the films start.

Co-presented by Albany FilmFest and Albany Library.