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Check out movie trailers of 11 films screening at the 4th San Joaquin International Film Festival


Since 2008, the San Joaquin International Film Festival (SJIFF), the annual flagship festival of the San Joaquin Film Society and California Central Valley's leading festival of cinema, has shown a selection of new, innovative, and award-winning works from emerging talents and seasoned artists from around the world. These exhibitions were empowered with educational programming, guest artists, locally-made films, and events for all ages.


David Schmidt - Shane Williamson - Arlene Galindo - Gene Acevedo - Joel Reyna Jr - Sophoan Sorn - Sue Richardson - Cole Akins

Board of Directors
David Schmidt, Chair
Shane Williamson, Co-Chair & Head of Programming
Arlene Galindo, Secretary-Treasurer
Gene Acevedo, Board Member
Joel Reyna, Jr.
, Board Member

Guest Curator of International Films
Sophoan Sorn, Director of Berlin & Beyond Film Festival, SJIFF Founder

Special Support
Sue Richardson, The State Theatre of Modesto
Cole Akins
, Executive Associate

More on the history of the festival.


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03.20.2011 | SJIFF Focus: Day #4 - March 20th: Free Shows at Tillie Lewis Theatre - 4th San Joaquin Int’l Film Festival read article

03.01.2011 | Press Release: The World is on View at the 4th San Joaquin International Film Festival. read news

01.28.2011 | Press Release: 4th San Joaquin International Film Festival to Open with "The First Beautiful Thing" - Italy's 2011 Academy Awards entry. read news


In Stockton at the Empire Theatre

Thursday, March 17, 2011

• 7:00PM Opening Night Film:
"The First Beautiful Thing" ›› info.

• 9:30PM Opening Party at La Palma

Friday, March 18, 2011

• 6:00PM "Teen Truth Film Festival ›› info.
• 8:30PM Centerpiece: "Undertow" (w/ "SIS") ›› info.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

• 1:00PM "Bhutto" ›› info.
• 3:30PM "Eleanor's Secret" ›› info.
• 5:30PM "Vision - From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen" (w/ "A Musing") ›› info.
• 8:30PM "The Human Resources Manager" ›› info.

In Stockton at Tillie Lewis Theatre

Sunday, March 20, 2011

• 2:00PM "Kids with Cameras" ›› info.
• 4:00PM Forum ("Broadcasting Sunshine" work-in-progress w/ "Whitebread & Goatman) ›› info.
• 6:30PM "Living by the Gun" ›› info.

In Modesto at The State Theatre

Friday, March 25, 2011

• 7:00PM "Road, Movie" ›› info.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

• 2:00PM "The Illusionist" ›› info.
• 4:30PM "The Frontier Boys" ›› info.
• 7:00PM Closing Night: "Vincent Wants to Sea" ›› info.


03.19.2011 | SJIFF Focus: Day #3 - March 19th: Diversity & Humanity Shines at 4th San Joaquin International Film Festival read article

03.18.2011 | Info.: Family Friendly Films at the 4th San Joaquin International Film Festival read article

03.10.2011 | Press Release: SJIFF4: Announcing TEEN TRUTH Film Festival's Line-Up and Performances read news




March 17-19:
Stockton Empire Theatre 1825 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95204

March 20:
Tillie Lewis Theatre
S.J. Delta College
5151 Pacific Avenue Stockton, CA 95207

March 26-27:
The State Theatre
1307 J Street
Modesto, CA 95354


ABC News10 Sacramento & Company : Festival chairman Shane Williamson talks to host Guy Farris about SJIFF4. watch video

NBC Bay Area: "Worth the Drive: San Joaquin International Film Festival" read more



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