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A. S. Conference

Dr Lew Hunter (Dean Emeritus of UCLA screenwriting) founded a group of professional screenwriters from all around the world for conversation, education and amazing films!

Held May 1st at the beautiful Delta King, a genuine 1860’s riverboat and floating hotel located in historic Old Sacramento, The American Screenwriters Conference submerges writers into a wonderful day of cinema and writing.


With this SPECIAL DISCOUNTED WRITERS PASS you can attend all events of the conference plus our SACRAMENTO FILM AWARDS, also held on board the Delta King.

In addition, this pass gets SCREENWRITERS ONLY access to the entire run of the Sacramento Film Festival! (April 24th to May 1st)


Join a star-studded panel of screenwriters headed by the GODFATHER of American screenwriting, Lew Hunter on May 1st as we learn about the craft of writing and see who will receive the Lew Hunter Screenwriting award for excellence for 2016. Dr. Hunter is Chairman Emeritus and Professor of Screenwriting at the UCLA screenwriting program. His former students include Allison Anders, Adrienne Parks, Alexander Payne, David Titcherand many others. Steven Spielberg calls Lew the BEST screenwriting teacher.

Hunter lives in Nebraska where he heads a summer screenwriting colony for aspiring screenwriters.  In 1998, nine of the ten top-grossing films were written by students of Lew’s.

10AM –     A Writer’s Journey

11AM –     Beyond Structure

12PM –    Lunch Break

1PM –      Pitch Fest 2016

2:30PM – One in A Lew Moon (Doc. Film)

7:30PM – Sacramento Film Awards

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Freaky TiKi


LOOK, we’re gonna tell you right now! This ain’t just ANY Tiki Zombie, Film Fest After Party. This is for ADULTS ONLY! MUST BE 21 and OVER…You WILL see some stuff that is NOT rated PG-13! Actors, film makers, models and other creatives together for a one night only TIKI blast!


Mix and mingle with festival stars and celebrate our creative community like never before. Connect with fellow registrants and discover new music while enjoying a break from the amazing conference programming. If you are afraid of partial nudity and zombie freaks, this AIN’T the Party for you…So you been warned!

Two Full floors of action features food, the talents of 2 DJs plus local musical talent!

This party a FREE BONUS to anyone who buys a 

Digital Odyssey Conference Day Pass!

Tickets:(800) 838-3006

48 Hour Fest


The majestic Crest theater plays host to the MOST POPULAR event at the Sacramento International Film Festival and the premier short showcase of its kind.

Filmmakers from around the region have gathered and poured their blood, sweat, elbow grease, and love into making a film in 48 hours. The legacy continues in this year’s amazing program.

Timothy Busfield


The Sacramento Film Festival NorCal All-Stars series has featured some incredible artists over the years. This year is no different as we welcome many new local films including a home-coming for one of Sacramento’s native sons, Timothy Busfield! See his tremendous new film, co-starring his wife, Melissa Gilbert, entitled One Smart Fellow.

Don’t miss this premiere cinema experience!

one smart fellow Timothy Busfield
murrieta Juan Avelar
a walk among the flowers Mark Harrington
hip displaysia Kenneth Vaughn
unversal gentrification Hart Perez
the leather worker Paul Donatelli
le chapeau genial D.Q Hayes
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Tickets:(800) 838-3006





Margaret Cho


After the death of her friend Robin Williams, Margaret Cho took to the streets of San Francisco with the mantra “Don’t grieve Robin, BE Robin.” What started as Margaret busking on the corner with a bag of socks and a guitar case, rapidly turned into hundreds of musicians, comedians, and homeless advocates spreading food, clothes, money, and awareness in an amazing humanitarian street theater experience.