2015 Community Events

All Days & Nights Festival Community Events are free and open to the public!


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Thursday 9/24, 12pm noon

Mike Plante presents Sundance shorts screening at CSUMB – a presentation more oriented towards students and aspiring filmmakers.

Showcasing a wide variety of story and style, the 2015 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is an 83- minute theatrical program of six short films that won awards at this year’s Festival, which over the course of its more than 30-year history has been widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers. Including fiction, documentary and animation from around the world, the distinct 2015 program traverses vibrant styles from wild comedy to quiet poetry. Each breaks through its limited timeframe with a high level of artistry and story that will resonate with audiences long after it ends.

Location: CSUMB, Cinematic Arts, 5270 Sixth Avenue, Seaside



A community-driven, pop up film festival which partners up with local organizations to create free documentary screening events, with the aim of reflecting multicultural perspectives, spark dialogue and sharing communal experiences.

Ambulante California is a 501c3 non–profit organization that focuses on supporting and promoting documentary film as a tool for social and cultural change. The mobile film series travels to areas with limited access to film to diversify and democratize documentary culture.

Ambulante activates unique public exhibition spaces and curates a selection of documentaries that reflect multicultural perspectives, spark dialogue, and enhance cross-cultural appreciation. Ambulante offers 100% of its programming for free. In addition to the annual festival, the non-profit works year round to present community screenings in collaboration with other non-profits and civic organizations. The aim is to build an extensive network of partners to launch Ambulante film tours across the U.S.

(For its inaugural edition, the 2014 Ambulante California Documentary Film Festival partnered with over 40 community partners to organize 15 screening events in 13 different public venues across the Metropolitan Los Angeles Area from September 21 to October 4.)

Ambulante California emerges as part of Ambulante Global.  Ambulante’s model originated in 2005 from the Mexican non-profit founded by actors and filmmakers Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna, Pablo Cruz, and Elena Fortes.

Friday 9/25, 7:30 pm

Patio de mi Casa. with director Q&A. Location: Castroville public library.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zAlSAjl1eQ

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Monday 9/28, 6:30pm

Los reyes del pueblo que no existe, with director Q&A. Location: CSUMB, Cinematic Arts, 5270 Sixth Avenue, Seaside

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/113934048

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Tuesday 9/30, 7pm

Llevate Mis Amores with director Q&A. Location: Greenfield Cultural Arts Center 215 El Camino Real, Greenfield CA 93927.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/58814535

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Wednesday 10/1, 7pm

Llevate Mis Amores with director Q&A. Location: 1125 S Green Valley Rd Watsonville, CA 95076. In collaboration with Watsonville Film Festival.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/58814535

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Family Workshop


Saturday 9/26, 2pm

CSUMB/MY Museum Art, Music and Animation workshop at Monterey Museum of Art Pacific Street (free for all children and for adults with a ticket to a festival event, or $8 for adults)

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