SLO Film Fest Celebrates Fall with Shorts!

Presented byBHE Renewables

Three Evenings of Short Films to Feed the Mind, Body and Soul


We are proud to partner once again with Ecologistics to present an entertaining and educational evening of film…this time with a series of shorts that all focus on passionate individuals making a difference. Environmental activism on a grand and small scale…all on the big screen! Special guest speaker TBA soon! This is a fundraising event to benefit Ecologistics and the 2017 SLO Film Fest.

Wednesday, September 21        7:00pm     Palm Theatre, SLO
Free (suggested donation of $15)


PieThis eclectic mix of short films all revolve around America’s favorite past time…eating!

Hosted by Krush 92.5 radio personality David Wilson of Grape Encounters Radio, you’ll see everything from short animation and fiction to more serious and informative docs – there’s something for everyone. And if watching movies about food makes you hungry, at intermission you’ll have the opportunity to eat and drink delicious offerings from local restaurants, caterers, wineries and breweries. All this for the ridiculously low price of $22. Proceeds go directly to the 2017 SLO Film Fest operations fund.

Wednesday, October 19    7:00pm    Fremont Theatre, SLO
General Admission – $25  / Students & Film Society – $22
Tickets will go on sale on September 15.


MaryPickford_votes for womenOne hundred years ago, the majority of movies were short…and often sweet or funny or both. Early silent film actress Mary Pickford, known as “America’s Sweetheart,”was so much more than just another pretty face on the flickering screen however. One of the founding members of both United Artists and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, she was an astute businesswoman and an important role model for generations of women who followed her lead.

Daddy_Long_Legs-55Join us for an evening of short silent films that highlight Mary Pickford and are accompanied by the talented Malibu Silent Film OrchestraMaria Newman, daughter of multi-Oscar winning film composer Alfred Newman, leads the seven piece ensemble on violin with her own original compositions for each film.

The evening will begin in the Madonna Inn’s Venetian Room, with cocktails and a live auction of movie-related trips and memorabilia. Then a special guest from the Mary Pickford Foundation will introduce the films and the work of the Foundation. While enjoying the movies and music, you’ll feast on a choice of prime rib, salmon or a vegetarian dish, and sample award-winning wines from Central Coast wineries. And of course there’s the world-famous Madonna Inn desserts to make the evening complete…and so sweet!

Don’t miss this unique evening of movies, music and gastronomic delights while helping to support the 2017 SLO Film Fest, happening March 14-19, 2017.

Saturday, November 19      6:30pm      Madonna Inn, SLO
Tickets are $95 per person and go on sale on Monday, September 15.
Tables for 10 – $800

A portion of the ticket price is tax-deductible!

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