RAW STOCK!!! Celebrating Cinema, Oakland, CA is a film/video festival celebrating the rich, diverse community of Oakland/Bay Area independent filmmakers of color. This new venture was begun by a group of filmmakers, videographers, film enthusiasts, and lovers of the medium residing in the Oakland/Bay Area.
A recognized need for :
- A permanent, annual event focusing long needed attention on the multitude of film/video artists of color within the
Oakland/Bay Area ;
- A need for these artists and their respective communities to come together under one umbrella exploring and celebrating
differences and similarities through education based screenings and discussions;
- A vehichle for direct, succint communication between area multi-ethnic community members (Black American,Asian,
Hispanic, Indigenous American, etc.), the educational community and the business community;
- An event focusing a positive light on the collective, artistic, multi-faceted richness that is Oakland.
5000 MacArthur Blvd.
For Maps and Directions, click here
November 8-13, 1999
Early Sponsors include:
East Bay Express;
World Trust, Inc. (Non-profit Sponsor)
Additional Early Supporters
- Mayor Jerry Brown's Office;
- Oakland Film Commission;
- KTOP TV;
- Cini Accione;
- Oakland City Council Office.