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BraveMaker Film Festival

We look forward to being in person again in 2024. Mark your calendars for our sixth annual Fest in Redwood City, California, July 11th-14th.

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Extended Deadline April 30th, 2024

Fest dates are July 11-14, 2024.

This site is under construction and more updates will be implemented soon.

The BraveMaker Film Festival is a highly-anticipated event that takes place in Redwood City every July.

This festival is a celebration of independent cinema and features a wide range of thought-provoking films, including documentaries, narratives, and shorts.

We are anticipating some screenings and events will sell out due to limited capacity.

One of the key highlights of the festival is the participation of major industry professionals from Los Angeles. These professionals are renowned experts in the film industry, with years of experience and expertise in various aspects of filmmaking, such as directing, producing, screenwriting, and more. They will be participating in panels, workshops, and other events, offering valuable insights, advice, and guidance to filmmakers of all levels.

Submit your film here.
The Bravemaker Film Festival is an acclaimed platform that offers a unique opportunity for filmmakers to showcase their work, connect with other industry professionals, and gain wider exposure for their films. The festival also offers a fantastic platform for film enthusiasts to explore and discover new and emerging talent, while engaging with the dynamic and vibrant community of independent filmmakers.

The Bravemaker Film Festival offers an extensive range of films that cover diverse themes, genres, and styles. From drama to comedy, romance to action, and documentaries to short films, there is something for everyone at this festival. In addition to showcasing films, the festival offers a platform for expert speakers to share their knowledge and experiences, providing valuable insights into the filmmaking industry.
The Bravemaker Film Festival is a hub for networking, offering a fantastic opportunity for filmmakers to meet and connect with other professionals in the industry. This is an excellent chance for aspiring filmmakers to learn from industry experts, gain inspiration, and make valuable contacts.

The festival promises to be an exciting and inspiring event, with engaging events and expert speakers that are sure to captivate and entertain audiences. Whether you are a seasoned filmmaker or a lover of independent cinema, the Bravemaker Film Festival is not to be missed.

Watch the video below from fest attendee/actor Belgica Rodriguez on her 2023 fest experience and get inspired to attend our sixth annual film fest 2024.


For all our guests, discounted hotel rooms are available for filmmakers and audience members at Courtyard Marriott, Redwood City, starting at $149 a night. Less than a five minute drive from our venues or a fifteen minute walk, Courtyard married has a cafe, fitness center and ample meeting room space for networking, screenwriting and meeting up with new actor and filmmaker friends..
Book 2024 hotel by June 11


Do you love movies? Do you love good stories? Do you like popcorn? Do you like event planning? Do you like organizing, marketing, book keeping, social media, meeting new people (especially creative filmmaker and actor types)? If you answered YES to any of those questions and you are NOT ALREADY tapped out in your volunteer opportunities and responsibilities then apply now!
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Do you and/or your company care about diversity and inclusion in the Bay Area? Do you want to gift the Bay Area community with great film? Do you love a good story that touches hearts, inspires our souls, and stimulates mindfulness through film? Do you want to schmooze with people changing culture through their art? Want to see your name in lights and have perks to give away to your clients? Do you want your business associated with the innovation of Hollywood? 

We have five levels of sponsorships that come with all sorts of perks! This is just the beginning. All sponsorships will be tax-deductible. Email for more info.
Purchase VIP Pass $175
July 11-14, 2024 coming soon
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