Conversation: Composing for Docs
Saturday, March 30, 12 – 1:30 PM @ Painting and Drawing Room – SCA
William Ryan Fritch is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, engineer, and producer living in the artisan community of Petaluma, California, and has scored or contributed music to films screened at Cannes, SXSW, Tribeca, and Sundance. He has a surprising number of instruments and he is not afraid to use all of them. James LeBrecht has over 35 years of experience as a film and theater sound designer and mixer; author, producer and disability rights activist. This is bound to be a fascinating conversation.
Panel: Lowell Bergman discusses Investigative Journalism w/Factory of Lies
Saturday, March 30, 2:15 – 4:15 PM @ Little Red Hen – SCA
In a panel discussion following our screening of Factory of Lies, Lowell Bergman explores the process by which journalists and filmmakers set about finding the truth, letting story be their guide; preserving those kernels of fact to which we can return. Bergman founded the Investigative Reporting Program (IRP), a professional newsroom and teaching institute at the University of California, Berkeley.
Conversation: The Hidden Layer – How Sound Can Support Story in Documentaries
Saturday, March 30, 4:30 – 5:30 PM @ Painting and Drawing Room – SCA
Featuring: Kent Sparling, Sound Designer, Supervising Sound Editor, re-recording mixer, Skywalker Sound. Participate or listen in on this wide-ranging discussion of the use of archival audio, authentic location sound, added sound effects and designed sounds, along with music to unconsciously support the emotional impact and develop the themes of the film.
Film Screenings in various locations
This is our 12th year of exhibiting the non-fiction work of independent filmmakers. Each film we program has characters of extraordinary presence, whether animate or not, and compelling stories. Each is a signature of excellence in craft. SDFF exists to fulfill filmmakers’ desires to be seen, to be heard and to have an opportunity to make a difference. We are known for programming work for a discerning audience that enjoys being challenged as well as entertained. Frequently there are discussions with the filmmaker after the showing.