The Films to The People (FTP) short film festival was created to give a venue to filmmakers whose work might not find a place in larger, mainstream festivals. We like to showcase filmmakers of various ages, genders, and ethnic backgrounds, and subject matter that is pertinent to our times. We prefer to work with local filmmakers, but we have made exceptions. Films are selected for quality and diversity of perspectives.
In 2015, we screened 20 films, 17 of which were local to the Bay Area, on topics ranging from youth issues, LGBTQ, police brutality, fat-shaming, veterans with PTSD, Islamophobia, environmentalism, and more. The 2015 lineup can be seen [ here ].