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BY THE BAY

Our Bay Area filmmakers unite bi-monthly to celebrate the community’s top nonfiction work. This is the Consortium’s third chapter, and it came alive in July of 2017, when Myrna Perez gave New York a call and mentioned San Francisco’s need for a network such as this. Javier and Noam took the reins, and the rest is history. Come out and hang!

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Inquiries: sf [at] videoconsortium.com

 
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THE TEAM

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EMILY THOMAS

Co-Director

Emily is a documentary filmmaker and journalist based. Her most recent short documentary, “Blessings of Liberty,” was nominated for Best Short at the 2019 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival and was acquired by RYOT Films. She has worked with a number of media organizations and brands including Al Jazeera, Jigsaw Productions, Now This News, and the Human Rights Center. She is a graduate of the documentary film program at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. 

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JAVIER BRIONES

Co-Director

Javier 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.

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JOHN PICKLAP

Co-Director

John is a 2019 SFFilm Artist-in-Residence. His directorial work has been featured by Independent Lens, The Atlantic Selects, Vimeo Staff Pick, Atlas Obscura, premiered at AFI DOCS, Mill Valley Film Festival and won Best Short Documentary at LA Lift-Off Film Festival. He has also worked with major media organizations such as NPR, WIRED, AJ+, and the Associated Press.

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Our events are brought to life with the dedication and hard work of our brilliant members. Once you're in, we'd love for you to help further our community. Email us to inquire for more. ♥ Photos: Noam Argov