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About True West Film Center

In the fall of 2014, a group of like-minded community members rallied around a new idea: a local film society that would focus on educational outreach, screenings during the year, and an annual film festival.

Based on the radical notion that movies could serve as a point of connection and growth, True West Film Center now serves more than 5,000 people, 1,000 public school students, and 600 lifelong learners annually in Northern Sonoma County through year-round educational and cultural programming. In 2024, True West Film Center will celebrate our 10th annual film festival.

Since 2015, True West Film Center has exhibited more than 600 films, logged thousands of volunteer hours, introduced hundreds of filmmakers to patrons in Sonoma County, and created a significant economic impact in the Northern Sonoma County region.

Our Mission

True West Film Center brings the transformative power of cinema to Northern California. We remove barriers to film and media arts. We support artists, educate students of all ages, and create joy through entertainment, fostering a community where everyone belongs.

Our Vision

True West Film Center is an accessible and richly diverse community for the exploration of film and media arts. We are champions of equity, opportunity, and inclusion. We celebrate each unique voice.

Our Value

Excellence – Quality and integrity
Creativity – Encourage storytelling
Collaboration – Building partnerships and sharing resources
Innovation – Forward-thinking and independent
Social Justice – Inclusive and diverse
Kindness – Hearing and respecting others

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