Petaluma Film Allliance

The Petaluma Film Alliance is a program of the SRJC Foundation dedicated to building community through the art of film. Santa Rosa Junior College, community businesses and individual members partner together to create year-around film programs with an emphasis on film education. PFA also offers regular internship opportunities for students to gain experience in programming and festival management at the Petaluma campus cinematheque and Film Fest Petaluma, the city’s annual short film festival. The program includes the events listed below.

Petaluma Cinema Series 

The Cinema Series, which is open to the public, offers Wednesday night screenings from September through May of classic, foreign and independent films in the Carole L. Ellis Auditorium at the SRJC Petaluma Campus. The series hosts Q&As with guests from the world of film, lectures and post-screening discussions. 

Film Fest Petaluma is an annual film festival held in the late spring at Petaluma’s historic Mystic Theatre, featuring the best new short films from around the world with filmmakers in conversation.

Sonoma County Student Film Festival is an annual film festival held the first weekend of April, featuring the best student work from schools throughout Sonoma County. Entries for the festival are accepted via FilmFreeway until early March.

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