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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 valued 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 Daran Goodsell Cecina Hines Danny Hernandez
Mary Ann Weston  
Festival Director
Daran Goodsell
Event Coordinator
Cecina Hines
Production Assistant
Danny Hernandez
FFF Graphic Designer
Anne Stanley James O'Hagan Brianne Sheridan Kathy Bogue
Anne Stanley
PR Team Leader
James O'Hagan
PR Team  
Brianne Sheridan
PR Team
Kathy Bogue
Kirt Owen Lind Charilyn Jones Charlotte Jones Mike Hanson
Kirt Owen Lind
Audio/Visual Engineer
Charilyn Conn
Film Selection Coord.
Charlotte Jones
Guest Liaison
Mike Hanson
Technical Support
Lauren Leisz Natallie Norris Liz Bowen Ashley Allison
Lauren Leisz   
Audio Describer
Natalie Norris
PR Account Lead
Tehama Group Comm.
Liz Bowen
PR Account Executive
Tehama Group Comm.
Ashley Allison
PR Account Executive
Tehama Group Comm.
Maxwell Perkins Anthony Peters    
Maxwell Perkins
PR Graphic Design
Tehama Group Comm.
Anthony Peters
Copy Editor
Tehama Group Comm.




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