Tiburon, CA - 2002 marked the beginning of a new era in the town of Tiburon with the launching of the First Annual Tiburon International Film Festival. Conceived as a way to enhance the artistic presence and the culture of the city. We hope that by showing films from all over the world, this festival can inspire the people of our community and beyond in a variety of ways.

The 19th Annual Tiburon International Film Festival will take place in April 2020.


To apply for a media or industry credential, please send a letter on your company letterhead signed by your editor or producer by April 1 to:

Tiburon International Film Festival
Phone: 1(415) 251-TIFF [8433]
Fax: 1(253) 663-1250
6 Beach Road, 544
Tiburon CA 94920 USA


-- "This annual festival is a true United Nations of cinema, showcasing films from around the entire world." VIA Magazine

-- "Once again let me express how pleased I was with the festival and the way everything was handled. You could hardly have been more gracious. My best wishes to you and all of your staff." Mark Rydell, Director of Even Money

-- "I'm enjoying the movies I've seen and wish I could see more. I especially admire and applaud your dedication to bringing in so many foreign films, and getting behind them. that's real class and my hat is off to you." Jeff Arch, screenwriter of Sleepless in Seattle

-- "I just wanted to say once more how much I enjoyed participating in your festival. I had a good time, and I really appreciate all your hard work in bringing all these films to Tiburon. Great job." Hal Hickel, Academy Award winning visual effects animator for Industrial Light & Magic (ILM)

-- "Clearly you have your finger on the pulse of what's going on!" Stacy Harrison, Filmmaker

-- "The Tiburon International Film Festival is truly an international film festival where the spirit of the world is seen and felt through cinema. I commend you for your choice of films." Antonio Diverdis, Director of South of the Moon

-- "Congratulations on a really strong program this year." Barry Rivers, Director of Maui Film Festival

-- "What an incredible selection of films you put together, your selection of films and diversity of countries represented was excellent." Steven Schmitz, Tiburon

-- "Thank YOU for the marvelous festival and groundbreaking films you bring in to our little Town!!" Joan Palmero, Tiburon

-- "You have tremendous love and taste for films and I think it’s a great celebration you are bringing to Tiburon and the indie community, as well as a personal testament to your passion and practical ability to deliver so complex an event on a recurring basis." Stephen Keep Mills, Director of A Cigar at the Beach

-- "Thank you for the hospitality and incredible effort on your part to have everything run smoothly and efficiently." John Ferry, Director of Sitting Bull: A Stone in My Heart

-- "I really had a sensational time! Everyone couldn’t have been nicer and more accommodating. You are really on to a great thing. You’ve got impeccable taste in films, the audiences you attract are shockingly smart, thoughtful, and engaged (based on the Q&As), and you’re a brilliant organizer. My greatest incentive in finishing my new project is to screen it at an upcoming Tiburon festival." Richard Karz, Director & Producer of 9/11/03: A Day in the Life of New York

-- "I just wanted to thank you all for the wonderful festival you have organized and for your very kind and friendly hospitality. I was impressed by the high quality of the event and the wide range of excellent films presented. I congratulate you and I hope to meet you in Rome." Cuini Amelio Ortiz, Producer of For Bread Alone

-- "Congratulations on such an interesting and dynamic program." Lucy Phillips, Director of My Tiny Universe

-- "I congratulate you on organizing such a great, and still intimate festival!" Vladan Nikolic, Director of Love

-- "I would like to thank the festival organizers for another wonderful and successful Tiburon International Film Festival. This event is not only great for business in downtown Tiburon but enriches our community and truly does, as [your] motto says help with “understanding the world through film.” Brian Wilson, Co-owner, Sam’s Anchor Cafe

-- "As other people have said, we in Tiburon and the Bay Area are fortunate to have you enriching our culture with these beautiful films which we would be unlikely to see otherwise. I admire and appreciate your breadth of vision and your taste in the films selected." Ron Skellenger, Windsor Vineyards, Tiburon

-- "The festival was a tremendous success." Barbara Gnoss, Publisher & Editor of The Ark Newspaper

-- "Your hospitality and warmth made us feel right at home. And we enjoyed watching remarkable films. Thanks again for allowing us to be a part of such a wonderful film festival." Christie Davis & Dennis Davis, Director & Producer of Beyond Babylon

-- "I had a great time and felt very welcomed by everyone. I have been to many festivals this year with my film, and I have to say that you were extremely well organized and the level of communication and response was on par with the best of festivals." Eric Smith, Director of Irene Williams: Queen of Lincoln Road

-- "My sincere thanks to the staff of the Tiburon International Film Festival for the superb technical quality of the screening of my film, TOP OF THE WORLD. A job well done!" Bill Kern

-- "You do such a great job, and service to your community. Your rewards are surely not monetary, but you should feel so very proud to have put Tiburon on the filmmakers' map! And treated us so grandly!!" Dottie Leroux, Director of Tuaregs and Toubabs - Festival au Desert

-- “The scope of the program was wide and varied, and I could tell the standard was very high.” Nick Day, Director

-- “Thanks for putting on such a great festival.” Mike Million, Director

-- "I appreciate how well you treat all your attending filmmakers and panelists. You and your staff should be commended for that!" Matt Hader, Board member of The American Screenwriters Association (ASA)

-- "Your festival was excellent..." Melinda Roenisch, Director

-- “It is a moment of proud and happiness for all of us and for Octavia to be the winner as the best film at your festival.” Basillio Martin Patino, Director (Spain)

-- “I just wanted to thank you for the great festival and the great time.” Ray Daly Jr., Director

-- “Thanks for putting together such an excellent festival.” Geoff Adams, Director

-- “Congratulations to you and all for pulling off what looked like a very successful Film Festival. What a tremendous amount of work!! Thanks for the vision and stamina.” Sharon & Bob Kahn, Tiburon

-- “Your festival looks like it’s going to be quite nice. It is an honor to have been selected for screening among so many other fine films.” Greg Wolske, Producer/Director

-- “Thank you for a wonderful week. Can’t wait to do this again next year.” A festival goer

-- “When the Tiburon International Film Festival chose to include my film in its programming, I was certain that it was a perfect beginning for me and my production company.” G. Leo Masselli, Producer

-- “ Tiburon International Film Festival is getting ready to kick off their second year with a massive schedule of 175 films from 40 countries. Not bad at all for their second year.” Film Threat

-- "I just looked at your program, and it's really impressive that you have organized such a big festival. I know how hard it is to organize a film festival. I think it is more difficult than making films!" Persheng Vaziri, Director

-- "I just wanted to thank you again for such a great festival. Your staff was so great to us (filmmakers) and I got some good feedback on my film. This was the first international film festival I've participated in and I am so grateful for being selected." Jennifer Tristan, Director

-- "Your festival was fantastic, and your awards party was great. Many thanks for giving me a chance to be a part of your festival." Bhagwan Mirchandani, Actor

-- “We completely enjoyed the experience of watching “Day of the Gun” on the big screen as well as the question and answer session. I wish you nothing but success in the coming years and hope the Tiburon Film Festival will continue to grow and prosper. Once again, thank you so much for inviting KRON-TV and screening “Day of the Gun.” It was most enjoyable.” Ken Swartz, Producer

-- "I want to congratulate you for all the wondeful films you enabled us to see. So far I loved all of what I have seen." Yama Rahimi, Filmmaker

-- "Thank you for the opportunity to screen my film at the festival. I enjoyed meeting you and your wonderful staff. It was a great experience.” Sharon Farrell, Director

-- "I just wanted to drop you a note to tell you that I had one of the most memorable times at the Tiburon International Film Festival. Your entire town made us feel welcome and we made many friends in our short visit to Tiburon from Atlanta, Georgia. Thanks for everything!" — David Sadowski, A festival goer

-- "Thank you so much for making the festival a truly positive experience for me. I really appreciate the solid programming and the friendly atmosphere in your little city." Kristin Cato, Director of "Cyclone"

-- "Thanks for a wonderful film festival. Words really can't express on how I feel." Sage Drake, Director of "The Personals"

-- "Once [this festival] gets its sea legs, this shark [Tiburon] should possess one hell of a bite." Dave Fear, Kitchen Sink Magazine

-- "It was indeed a pleasure for me to spend the weekend at Tiburon. What a wonderful and exciting film festival. The organization, the films, the people, the ambience, everything was outstanding. The friendliness of everyone connected to the festival made me feel right at home. The films I saw were terrific. That you manage to present such a professionally organized film festival in a warm and friendly atmosphere is to be highly commended. Thanks to the Tiburon International Film Festival, I hold a special place in my heart for Tiburon. What a glorious environment. I only wish my schedule would have allowed me to stay for the entire week. I look forward to my next visit and especially to the 5th Annual Tiburon International Film Festival." Jeff Peters, Producer of "TAP HEAT"

-- "I love your festival and your caring!" Lucinda Luvaas, Director

-- "Congrats on making it to your 5th Anniversary! Keep up the good work, and best to you in the next 5 years and beyond!" ACE & the RCTV/Radio crew

-- "I just wanted to thank you again for including my film, CONCERNED LADY FOR AMERICA, in the festival this year. I was thrilled with the incredible response we received from the audience – everyone in the cast & crew is still talking about the fact that our film got an unexpected two rounds of applause! It made our day/week/month! We also received so many personal responses from audience members after the film – teachers wanting to include the film in their curriculum etc. Really incredible! And the film’s official website has showed a marked increase in traffic already. It really goes to show that you are achieving your goal of understanding (and changing) the world through the medium of film. Many thanks and congratulations to all of you who work so hard on making this festival happen. We are looking forward to celebrating with all of you!" Beth LaDove, Filmmaker


The Tiburon International Film Festival would like to thank the following radio, television, print media and cultural organizations for their support and covering the festival:

The Ark, KGO radio and television, San Francisco Chronicle, Marin Independent Journal, Hollywood Reporter, San Francisco Instituto Italiano di Cultura, Pacific Sun, Mill Valley Herald, The Sunday Times, Relaciones Internacionales ICAIC (Cuba), Sunday Observer, Ebbtide, Bay Area Parent, Novato Advance, Jewish Bullettin, Bay Guardian, SF Weekly, Tiburon Chamber of Commerce, Apadana International TV, Nima Television, Marin Scope, Release Print, Film Threat, The San Francisco Tribune, PBS/KQED, Classical KDFC radio, The Movie Times, KOIT radio, McCormack's Guide, Movie Maker magazine, Inside Film, Greek Consulate in San Francisco, VIA Magazine, Film Festival Today magazine, Food & Beverage International Magazine,, Clickers & Flickers Photography Network, Hollywood Scriptwriter, French Consulate in San Francisco, Press Democrat, Bohemian, Spainish Consulate in San Francisco, Nichi Bei Times, Alice Radio, KPIX/CBS 5 TV, Maui Star Bulletin, Twin Cities Times, Marin Magazine, KTVU.....

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