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San Mateo Film Commission

Call To Local Filmmakers

FWFF, LEF Foundation, and Tilt Media are partnering this spring to offer a free film training program to young women ages 14 to 19 in the Bay area. Young women will have the opportunity to create public service announcements to inspire social change. This year's film projects will focus on GOING GREEN locally and globally. Youth films will show the public how simple life changes can help save the planet. Films created in the program will screen at this year's festival in April as part of the GENERATION NEXT: Films made By Youth for Youth.No filmmaking experience necessary. Deadline for applications is on 1/25.

For more information and to receive an application call (415) 820-1500 or


10th International Latino Film Festival Lands in Redwood City

November 16, 17, & 18

The City of Redwood City and the Latino Leadership Council are proud to host three spectacular nights of the renowned International Latino Film Festival – coming to Redwood City for the first time!

A gala inaugural reception opens Redwood City 's portion of the Festival, on Thursday, November 16th beginning at 5 pm in the beautifully-restored San Mateo County History Museum/Old County Courthouse. This red carpet affair takes place in the building’s dramatic rotunda, under the magnificent stained glass dome that is the pride of the peninsula.

The community is invited to join other film lovers and festival novices for Latino delicacies, wonderful beverages and an artistic stroll through the rotunda while enjoying live Latin American music, followed by that evening 's opening film at the new Downtown Redwood City Century 20 Theatres. Then, the film festival continues during the evenings of Friday, November 17th and Saturday, November 18th.

Information and tickets are available online through Redwood City or the Latino Film Festival.

“This is a wonderful, landmark event for Redwood City” said Mayor Barbara Pierce. “The film festival showcases the best in new international Latino cinema, encourages emerging talent and pays tribute to celebrated Latino actors, directors and producers – and we’re pleased to host three great nights right in the heart of our Downtown.”

Dates, films, and prices for Redwood City’s exhibition of the 10th International Latino Film Festival are (click on the links for more information about each film):

Thursday November 16

• 5:00 pm - Inaugural Party Gala & Film - $30/$25
• 7:30 pm - Solo Dios sabe/Only God Knows - (film only) $15/$12

Friday, November 17

6:30 pm - A dona da história/The Owner of the Story - $10/$8
8:30 pm - Un franco, 14 pesetas - $10/$8

Saturday November 18

5:30 pm - Un mundo maravilloso/A Wonderful World - $10/$8
7:30 pm - Mi mejor enemigo/My Best Enemy - $10/$8
9:45 pm - El lobo/The Wolf - $10/$8

Go online for tickets, movie descriptions, film trailers, and more. Also available is a specially-priced All-Redwood City Festival Pass to see the six films showing in Redwood City, and attend the gala inaugural reception, all for just $50. This pass is available only by phone at 415-392-4400.

The 10th International Latino Film Festival is exhibiting a total of 85 films at seventeen venues from November 3 rd through November 19 th. The entire Festival spans nine Bay Area cities including San Francisco, San Jose San Rafael, Mill Valley, Larkspur, Oakland, Berkeley, Redwood City, and San Bruno.

Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and local business. Take a look at the variety of City webcams at, and subscribe to Redwood City’s email newsletter by emailing


Magda González
Assistant to the City Manager