SLO Film Fest – Day Two announcements and updates

The Malibu Coast Silent Film Orchestra and Katharine Ross dazzled the Opening Night audience at the Fremont Theatre.

Record attendance last night at our Opening Night party and Red Carpet Event proves to me that San Luis Obispo is gearing up for an exciting 5 days of FILM, WINE and FUN!!! What a wonderful night it was!

Today the Festival is focused on celebrating the work of many filmmakers from San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Monterey Counties. Their films are playing on nine screens in San Luis Obispo, beginning at 4pm, so come out and support local filmmakers this evening! Big thanks to loyal sponsor Pacific Eye as the presenter of the Central Coast Filmmaker Showcase.

There will also be George Sidney Independent Films playing throughout the evening at the Downtown Cinemas, the Palm Theatre and our newest theatre at SLO Brew’s Rock. Tonight, local visionary Blake Irving will be attending the first screening of BIAS with filmmaker Robin Hauser (he’s in the film) so expect a lively Q&A.

See below for a list of filmmakers who will be attending their films tonight for Q&A’s! To read more about these films, click here!


Central Coast Filmmakers Attending the Festival Today

Casey McGarry, Director/Producer – CASCARON
Eric Palmer, Director – GAMBATTE KIMASHITA: Japanese Flower Growers of the Salinas Valley
John Gange, Director/Writer/Producer – MORE MILK
Norm Pillsbury, Exec. Producer – MORE MILK
Cast members of MORE MILK
Tina Love, Director/Writer – ROMANCE AND REAPING OF RIVEN ROCK
Alex Astrella, Director/Writer/Producer – TRIAL BY FIRE
David Bradstreet, Co-Writer – TRIAL BY FIRE
Frank McGinity, Producer – TRIAL BY FIRE
Freddy Gaitan, Director/Writer/Producer – KING OF COMFORT COURT
Taylor Carson, Producer – #ttyl
Ellen Osborne, Director/Writer/Producer – REBOOT
Jody Belsher, Director/Producer – SOBRIETY ROAD
Teri Bayus, Director – A DOOR CLOSED
Sophie Martino, Writer – A DOOR CLOSED
Chris Metzler, Director – RODENTS OF UNUSUAL SIZE and PLAGUES AND PLEASURE OF THE SALTON SEA
Harry Rabin, Cinematographer/Producer – IN THE PATH
Kyle Plummer, Director/Writer – NIKKI
Arthur Cowles, Actor – NIKKI
Gail Griffiths Stamos, Director – A DINNER GUEST
Cal Poly Student Filmmakers – CAL POLY SHORTS

Retrospective Film Series Filmmakers Attending the Festival Today

Lisa MacDonald, Media Specialist – THE BRAINWASHING OF MY DAD

George Sidney Independent Filmmakers Attending the Festival Today

Guillermo Garcia Lopez, Director/Producer – DELICATE BALANCE
Rodrigo Bernardo, Director/Writer/Producer – MAYBE A LOVE STORY
Jacqueline Sato, actor – MAYBE A LOVE STORY
Robin Hauser, Director/Writer/Producer – BIAS and TINO
Vanessa Pridgen, Animator – TWO BALLOONS