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 About the Festival            

FOCUS Film Festival explores documentary and narrative films that celebrate diversity and inclusion. Our vision is of a community that embraces diversity, not as difference, but as a blend of varied and valuable contributions.

The Festival is a project of Far Northern Regional Center, a non-profit organization that provides services and supports to people with developmental disabilities and their families. The Festival is funded through grants and community donations. 

The annual Festival is held in October in Chico, and single screening events are held throughout the year in Chico, Redding, Quincy, Paradise, and Red Bluff.

The Team (click the photo for staff bios)

Mary Ann Weston Brianne Sheridan Anne Stanley  Danny Hernandez
Mary Ann Weston  
Festival Director
Brianne Sheridan
PR Team Leader
Anne Stanley
PR Intern
Danny Hernandez
FFF Graphic Designer
 Kirt Owen Lind  Charilyn Jones Kathy Bogue Natallie Norris
Kirt Owen Lind
Audio/Visual Engineer
Charilyn Conn
Film Selection Coord.
Kathy Bogue
Natalie Norris
PR Account Lead
Tehama Group Comm.
 Liz Bowen Maxwell Perkins Anthony Peters Ashley Allison
Liz Bowen
PR Account Executive
Tehama Group Comm.
Maxwell Perkins
PR Graphic Design
Tehama Group Comm
Anthony Peters
Copy Editor
Tehama Group Comm.
Ashley Allison
PR Account Executive
Tehama Group Comm.

Lauren Leisz  Charlotte Jones  Mike Hanson  
Lauren Leisz   
Audio Describer
Charlotte Jones
Guest Liaison
Mike Hanson
Technical Support





FOCUS Film Festival, PO Box 492418, Redding, CA 96049-3418 (530) 221-9530, maweston@farnorthernrc.org