“Poppy Jasper” Int’l Film Festival (April 7-20)
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Get ready to enjoy twelve days of film screenings, speaker panels, and online/virtual events in 2021!
Usually, we meet in the historic downtown districts of Morgan Hill and Gilroy, California. Our two cities are known for their vibrant arts scene, award-winning wineries and restaurants, and welcoming small town vibe. But due to the C-19, things will be a little different this year, but still very exciting!
Along with over 150 films from 38 countries around the world focusing on inclusion, diversity and women empowerment and more, this year’s festival will organize panels and workshops focusing in six distinct areas: Youth and Student Films, Local Showcase, Celebrating Women, Films from Mexico, China, and an Educational Programs Spotlight. We will have panel discussions with filmmakers, workshops, after-parties and industry panels, and meetings with filmmakers. Film writer Ryan Lattanzio will be moderating a Q&A during the festival. (We hope to connect with a few more.) For the 2021 Schedule of Events, click here.
In addition, this year’s festival will include a small Evening Gala Celebration and an Awards Ceremony that will include live-streamed filmmaker lounges, tours of local wineries, and a musical evening with local Indy bands. The Mesulam Group will be working with journalists to connect with our filmmakers and industry professionals. We will be offering media passes to those that are interested.