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2014 Judge – Ari Costa

A graduate of Emerson College in Boston, Ari Costa is a talentedwriter/director who started his career working for the Emmy Award winning Russo Brothers (“Arrested Development,”…

2014 Workshop/Guest Speaker – Jeffrey Weissman

2014 Workshop/Guest Speaker – Jeffrey Weissman

Jeffrey Weissman’s interest in film began as a child growing up in Hollywood during the 1960’s.  He’d assert himself onto professional location shoots…

2014 Guest Speaker – Erin Granat

2014 Guest Speaker – Erin Granat

WHAT’S A HIPPIE IN HEELS? Compelling entertainment attempts to answer what it means to be human–the way we dream, desire, connect with each other,…

2014 Guest Speaker – Machete Bang Bang

2014 Guest Speaker – Machete Bang Bang

Elizabeth Brissenden, also known as Machete Bang Bang, was raised in Hope Valley, CA. More accurately, on the property of Sorensen’s Resort, which…

2014 Judge – John A. Brickley

2014 Judge – John A. Brickley

John A. Brickley Career John A. Brickley is a filmmaker who has worked with filmmakers such as Academy Award Winner and Plame D’Or…

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Alexis Nichols is a versatile actor, voiceover talent, and model whose young career promises great things. She is most noted for appearing as Lucille Ball in “Becoming Lucy”…

Jeffrey Weissman’s interest in film began as a child growing up in Hollywood during the 1960’s.  He’d assert himself onto professional location shoots in his neighborhood, and ‘would…

Carollyn DeVore is the Director of DeVore Talent & Casting (DeVore Studios), with offices in Hollywood and Fresno. She is famous for being a Top Hollywood Agent and…

Patrick Olguin joins ITSA Film Festival Workshops! Patrick is an independent sound engineer and a member of the ITSA advisory board for his 4th year. He’ll be discussing…

Bryan Starchman is a published playwright with 15 plays published that have been produced over 1100 times in 49 states and 7 countries. He has a comic strip that…

Saturday, November 3, 2012 at the Historic Sonora Inn Banquet Room Workshop 5        2:20pm-3:30pm SHORTS TO FEATURES  – Faith vs. Fate Productions (AT SONORA INN BANQUET…

When an environmental ruling shut the water pumps to a region of the California Central Valley, a community of valley farmers and their farm workers stage a march…

We’re bringing back this popular workshop presenter from 2011 who also happens to be one of our very own ITSA Film Festival Advisors. This FREE Workshop was popular…

FILMMAKER SPOTLIGHT View all

Steven Pettit Jr.

Steven Pettit Jr.

Our filmmaker spotlight comes from Central Valley California. Steven Pettit Jr. has an interesting and fun background. We got to meet him in person for…

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When and where is the next ITSA Film Festival? A. The Annual ITSAFF takes place the first FULL WEEKEND every November in Historic Downtown Sonora, California (just outside of Yosemite National…

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2014 Schedule

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Advisors View all

David Wilkinson

David Wilkinson

David is an award-winning stage actor, photographer and graphic designer who is a Theatre Arts major…

Matthew Prier

Kevin Fox

Patrick Olguin

Cord Rawlinson

Christina Wilkinson

ECA Films View all

2012 Emerging Cinematographer Award Films

2012 Emerging Cinematographer Award Films

We here at the ITSAFF are honored again to be screening the ECA films as part…

Emerging Cinematographer Award Films 2011

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2013 Winners!

And the WINNERS are: Outstanding Film – Not Anymore: The Story of Revolution directed by Matthew…

2012 Festival Winners

2011 Winning Films & Filmmakers

2010 Films

Behind the Scenes View all

Bethany Wilkinson

Bethany Wilkinson

STUDENT OUTREACH COORDINATOR Bethany is head of our Student Outreach Program from k-12 and up through…

Dave & Dianne

Steven Pettit Jr.

Richard Call

Stephanie Prier

Kimberly Francis

PURCHASE TICKETS!

November 7-9, 2014 ALL-ACCESS PASSES are available to purchase in advance. A limited amount are on sale for only $15 each! That's a 50% savings off all three days.

All online orders are WILL CALL. Please bring your receipt and ID on day of festival.





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