BY THE BAY
Our Bay Area filmmakers unite once a month to celebrate work and talk shop. This chapter came alive in July of 2017, when Myrna Perez gave New York a call and mentioned San Francisco's need for a community such as this. The rest is history. Come out and hang!
Myrna Perez is a Colombian video journalist and filmmaker based in San Francisco. Her work focuses mostly on issues pertaining to the environment, people of color and human conflict. Her work has taken her to France, Turkey, Romania, Costa Rica, Mexico, Taiwan and across the United States while covering the Trump campaign. She founded the Consortium's San Francisco/Bay Area chapter in July, 2017.
Kristine Stolakis is a BAFTA-nominated documentary director and producer. She is currently directing PRAY AWAY, a feature documentary on the history and ramifications of the conversion therapy or "pray the gay away" movement. Her films have screened at festivals worldwide including Hot Docs and Doc NYC, and have been distributed by The Atlantic, Buzzfeed, and Mother Jones, among others. Her producing work has been supported by ITVS, Vision Maker Media, and the Hartley Film Foundation. Kristine currently teaches at University of San Francisco and Stanford University.
Javier Briones is a Guatemalan filmmaker and curator primarily working in non-fiction cinema. His works include El Soñador, The Color of Time, and The Earth Did Not Speak, which was nominated for a 2016 International Documentary Association Award. Javier’s work focuses on hidden histories told through a lyrical, non-conventional documentary style. Some of his most notable recognitions include the JustFilms Princess Grace Award, The Presidents Award at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and the Delphic Art Movie Award. He is the co-founder of 32K Productions, a full scale film production company based in San Francisco.